Monthly Archives: July 2016

At Grand Central’s Great Northern Food Hall, Excellent Options Abound

Source: Grub Street NY

Like many food courts, Grand Central’s Great Northern Food Hall has a cinnamon bun. But it’s not what you think. This cinnamon bun is called a kanelsnurr (roughly “cinnamon spinning thing” in Norwegian). And it’s almost as notable for what it’s not (a colossal More »

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Advertising: A Face for Wild Turkey? Matthew McConaughey Writes the Ads, Too

Source: NY Times Food

The Oscar-winning actor who appears in commercials for Lincoln automobiles is now the creative director for Gruppo Campari’s Wild Turkey bourbon. “I’m an idea man,” he says.

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Advertising: A Face for Wild Turkey? Matthew McConaughey Writes the Ads, Too

Source: NY Times Food

The Oscar-winning actor who appears in commercials for Lincoln automobiles is now the creative director for Gruppo Campari’s Wild Turkey bourbon. “I’m an idea man,” he says.

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5 Ice Cream Shops That are Worth the Drive

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

The counter at West Chester Coffee & Ice Cream Bar. | Photograph by Jauhien Sasnou

Franklin Fountain, Old City’s destination ice cream shop, might get all the buzz, but these retro soda shops and on-the-farm dairies are equally sweet spots to get your brain freeze on. We promise: These ice cream shops are all more than worth the trip.

For a country treat: Chester Springs Creamery at Milky Way Farm
The coolest thing about this working Chester Springs farm and dairy is that every single cow has a name, and every single ice cream in the creamery is attributed to one ...

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Chef David Burke Hatches Comeback Plan With Help From Jimmy Haber

Source: Eater NY

The old Fishtail space is getting turned into a new Burke venture

David Burke is hoping to regain control of some of the restaurants he left years ago, when he resigned over a disagreement with Watershed Ventures, which had taken over their management. “Things are looking pretty good and we are excited about the prospect of getting back into the restaurants,” said Burke of taking back some of places, a few of which, like David Burke in Bloomingdales and David Burke Kitchen in Soho, still bear his name. Burke and his partner Jimmy Haber of E2 Hospitality, have already re-...

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Eaters’ Journal: Paowalla, Wasabi, Pasquale Jones, Le Coucou, and More

Source: Eater NY

Field notes from Eater editors about recent meals around New York City

Paowalla: The Soho space forms an L, with a bar in front looking out on Spring Street, followed by a dining room, next a bread bar with a red beehive oven, then a larger, glassed-in dining room which leads to the kitchen. The place is brick-walled and functional, but lacking in design highlights. On the second night after opening, the service was chaotic. But the kitchen mainly hummed, as chef Floyd Cardoz surveyed the room from a seat at the bar.

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Eaters’ Journal: Paowalla, Wasabi, Pasquale Jones, Le Coucou, and More

Source: Eater NY

Field notes from Eater editors about recent meals around New York City

Paowalla: The Soho space forms an L, with a bar in front looking out on Spring Street, followed by a dining room, next a bread bar with a red beehive oven, then a larger, glassed-in dining room which leads to the kitchen. The place is brick-walled and functional, but lacking in design highlights. On the second night after opening, the service was chaotic. But the kitchen mainly hummed, as chef Floyd Cardoz surveyed the room from a seat at the bar.

“It’s good to see him cooking ...

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The Best Sports Bars in NYC to Watch NFL and College Football

Source: Eater NY

Where to cheer on your favorite teams throughout NYC

New York is home to sports fans from all cross the world, where you can find a Bay Area-themed bar, a haven for Packers fans, and more. Here’s a guide to 30 greats bars in New York for cheering on your favorite team. Did we miss your favorite New York sports bar? Drop it in the comments, or send a note to the tipline.

Note: Restaurants are listed based on geography, south to north in Manhattan, north to south in Brooklyn.

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Le Diplomate’s New Sweets Cart; A New Pot Brownie Business

Source: Eater DC

Plus, Bourbon Steak’s new pastry chef

LOGAN CIRCLE—Le Diplomate is debuting a cute new street dessert cart serving up sorbet and glacés (frozen desserts). Expect flavors like framboise and banana-passion fruit. It’s $6 for two flavors on a dual cone. [EaterWire]

GEORGETOWN— Bourbon Steak has a new pastry chef. Derkje Steenblik is the new addition to the team. [EaterWire]

COMING ATTRACTIONS—A new nonprofit pot brownie business has launched in D.C. Space Cakes DC infuses brownies, cakes, and cupcakes with cannabis. They’re doing deliveries and pop-ups. [Borderstan]

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Babu Ji and Gallaghers Get Slapped With Kirschenbaum Wage Lawsuits

Source: Eater NY

Infamous attorney Maimon Kirschenbaum just unleashed two new lawsuits on popular Manhattan restaurants

Thorn in the restaurant industry’s side Mamion Kirschenbaum announces today that he is representing teams from two separate NYC dining establishments in class action wage-related lawsuits.

First up: Alphabet City hot spot Babu Ji. The suit alleges that owners Jessi and Jennifer Singh pocketed tips that were meant for their employees and did not pay them adequate overtime compensation. The suit notes: “Defendants’ pattern, practice, and policy of stealing from their employees has violated their employees’ rights under the FLSA and New York Law.” The damages ...

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Hot New Supper-Club Trend: Eat Food Waste in a Dumpster

Source: Grub Street NY

One person’s trash is another person’s multi-course, veg-forward tasting menu. That’s the idea behind Salvage Supperclub, a New York–based group that hosts a Dumpster-dinner series. It’s for a good reason: Founder Josh Treuhaft and his recycled-trash meals represent what you’d call…More »

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Hot New Supper-Club Trend: Eat Food Waste in a Dumpster

Source: Grub Street NY

One person’s trash is another person’s multi-course, veg-forward tasting menu. That’s the idea behind Salvage Supperclub, a New York–based group that hosts a Dumpster-dinner series. It’s for a good reason: Founder Josh Treuhaft and his recycled-trash meals represent what you’d call…More »

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Scofflaw Brewing Co. now open and other Atlanta food and dining news from the week

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

 

In case you missed it, here’s what happened in the Atlanta food and dining scene this week:

Scofflaw Brewing Co. opened this week

Openings and closings

Fogo de Chao will open a Dunwoody location later this year

Mariscos el Malecon to open on Buford Highway in August

American Cut, Regent Cocktail Club set opening dates in Buckhead

Marlow’s Tavern to open Brookhaven location

Scofflaw Brewing Co. now open in Atlanta

Highland Bakery to open locations in downtown Atlanta, Decatur

Paris Baguette location now open in Duluth

Penn Station East Coast Subs coming to Lawrenceville

4th & Swift in Old ...

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Where Will Midtown Fat Cats Eat Lunch Now That the Four Seasons Is Closed?

Source: Grub Street NY

Midtown’s iconic Four Seasons Restaurant is now closed. The auction is over. The pool room is empty. The pool itself has hopefully been sanitized. And the new operators — as you no doubt know, the people behind restaurants like Carbone and SantinaMore »

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Fogo de Chao to open Dunwoody location this year

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Cuts of lamb are roasted on brochettes at Fogo de Chão. / Photo credit: Fogo de Chão

If you’re a fan of the Brazilian steakhouse concept, there’ll soon be a new place for you to get your fix.

The Dallas-based chain Fogo de Chao will open a spot in Dunwoody, tentatively in Perimeter Village at 4671 Ashford Dunwoody Rd., in late 2016.

In addition to a variety of grilled meats, Fogo de Chao’s menu also features seafood, Brazilian side dishes, a full salad bar, desserts and a full bar.

The Dunwoody location is part of a global expansion that includes two ...

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Resto to Close in August and Relaunch This Fall as Cannibal Liquor House

Source: Eater NY

The new restaurant will be a cocktail-focused spinoff of the Cannibal Beer & Butcher

Resto owner Christian Pappanicholas tells Eater that he has made the decision to close down Resto, his nine-year-old Murray Hill restaurant, and will open Cannibal Liquor Bar in the space this fall. Resto opened back in the spring of 2007 with a focus on Belgian food and beer. It soon became known as much for its hamburger and large format feasts as its original concept. During the almost decade long run it saw a procession of talented chefs helm the kitchen like Ryan Skeen, Bobby ...

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Jansen Nails Classic Fine Dining in Mount Airy

Source: Eater Philly

Plus, Conshohocken’s Blackfish gets re-reviewed

For this week’s edition of Week in Reviews, we peep into two restaurants by two chefs with deep roots in Philly’s fine dining history.

First: Jansen, the new Mt. Airy restaurant which evoked serious pangs of nostalgia from Philly Mag critic Jason Sheehan, gets the nod of approval from Craig LaBan this week. The Inquirer critic found that the restaurant, through the “quality of its ingredients and impeccable preparation”, was able to “rise above being boring”, and maybe one day providing “a special-occasion anchor for its grateful neighborhood”.

More than a few ...

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