Monthly Archives: October 2016

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Feast Your Eyes On This Giant Shrimp Made Out Of Shrimp From Mission Chinese

Source: Eater NY

Damn, that’s a big shrimp

The team at Mission Chinese Food apparently went all out on Sunday night and literally made a giant shrimp out of shrimp for their “Mission House of Prime Rib” party. A photo of the shrimp sculpture makes a faceless employee’s hand look like a tiny, delicate blob next to what surely is one of the world’s largest shrimp cocktail. Its shrimpy tail is even large enough to sport a paper chef’s hat. In fact, the shrimp’s hat looks like it is comparable in size to the hat that the employee is wearing.

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Here’s What You Need to Know About Keith McNally’s New Restaurant, From Keith McNally Himself

Source: Grub Street NY

Tomorrow, Keith McNally will open Augustine in the brand-new Beekman hotel. It is the 14th restaurant in an illustrious three-decade career from the restaurateur who has been credited with inventing downtown. It’s also a very McNally restaurant: plush brown banquettes, an early-20th-century-French vibe, big mirrors, worn-in …

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Whiskey Park and Living Room at W Atlanta Midtown closing for good today

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Whiskey Park is closing its doors after Oct. 31. / AJC file photo

A lounge and nightclub at the W Atlanta Midtown hotel are closing tonight after eight years in business.

Nightclub Whiskey Park and lobby lounge Living Room addressed the closure on their Facebook page:

To all our friends:

Whiskey Park and Living Room at W- Atlanta Midtown will be closing October 31st.

The last 8 years have been an incredible experience for all of us at Gerber Group; thanks to our staff, friends and loyal guests who have made Whiskey Park and Living Room their own.

Although bittersweet, ...

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New York’s Most Perplexing Restaurant, Ninja, Closed By Roaches

Source: Eater NY

The reviews couldn’t shutter this place, so the roaches stepped up to the plate

Here is something more terrifying than Freddy Kreuger and that little girl from The Ring moving a magnifying glass around a haunted Ouija board: Ninja, the Tribeca sushi bunker where guys in costumes jump out from the shadows and surprise you with screams and/or magic tricks, is apparently quite popular with the vermin of this city. The creepy crawlers love the restaurant so much, in fact, that when the Department of Health recently stopped by, the inspector found enough roaches to warrant an automatic ...

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Williamsburg Pizza Now Dishing Out Grandma Pies On Bowery

Source: Eater NY

Expect more experimental pies in the future

The pie masters at Williamsburg Pizza have started to sell their popular grandma pies at bar 310 Bowery. Chef and owner Nino Coniglio — who won 2016 Pizza Maker of the Year Champion award at the International Pizza Expo earlier this year — has been on-site at the new outpost situated at the front of the bar, according to restaurant partner Ashwin Deshmukh. It’s the fourth location for the restaurant, which has outposts in Williamsburg, the Lower East Side, and at the Barclays Center.

The restaurant’s neighborhood locations are known for an ...

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Danny Meyer’s Public Fare Now Serving Smoked Pork Sandwiches & Pretzels in Bryant Park

Source: Eater NY

The rest of the holiday market is running again

Ice skaters at Bryant Park’s annual holiday festival can now feast on food from hospitality giant Danny Meyer’s group at a new pop-up restaurant called Public Fare. The casual, all-day cafe with pastries, coffee, soup, sandwiches, and both warm and cold cocktails opened its doors on Saturday, along with the rest of the Holiday Shops at Bryant Park. Public Fare is at the northwest corner of the skating rink and was built in partnership with Crate and Barrel, meaning every lamp, chair, and table in the restaurant has ...

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McDonald’s Will Pay $3.8 Million in Its First-Ever Legal Settlement With Workers

Source: Grub Street NY

McDonald’s has agreed to settle a massive wage-theft lawsuit filed by about 800 of its employees — the first time the fast-food juggernaut has settled any legal action directly with franchise workers, marking a sort of breakthrough moment for U.S. labor rights.

Assuming a judge approves the deal, …

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Anthony Bourdain Will Produce a Documentary on Food Waste

Source: Grub Street NY

Anthony Bourdain is beefing up his IMDb page. Fresh off of publishing Appetites, his first cookbook in over a decade, word now comes, via Variety, that the Parts Unknown host will produce a documentary called Wasted! The Story of Food Waste. He’ll tackle the project with …

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New to metro Atlanta, Rocket Fizz is a candy paradise

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Asian candies for grabs at Rocket Fizz Marietta.Photograph by Jennifer Zyman. Candyholics, rejoice! There is a new mega candy store making its way into the metro area. The California-based Rocket Fizz chain now has three locations in Georgia: Savannah, Marietta Square, and, most recently, Decatur. Aside from how colorful the store is, what is most exciting is the element of discovery and delight in finding lost treasures. Are you looking for that hard-to-find candy from your childhood? Rocket Fizz stocks loads of treats and surprises from yesteryear. Seeking gummy fruits from Japan or that chocolate bar you loved in England ...

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New to metro Atlanta, Rocket Fizz is a candy paradise

Asian candies for grabs at Rocket Fizz Marietta.Photograph by Jennifer Zyman. Candyholics, rejoice! There is a new mega candy store making its way into the metro area. The California-based Rocket Fizz chain now has three locations in Georgia: Savannah, Marietta Square, and, most recently, Decatur. Aside from how colorful the store is, what is most exciting is the element of discovery and delight in finding lost treasures. Are you looking for that hard-to-find candy from your childhood? Rocket Fizz stocks loads of treats and surprises from yesteryear. Seeking gummy fruits from Japan or that chocolate bar you loved in England and haven’t found in the States? There’s a good chance you’ll find it among the almost overwhelming assortment of candy that packs the store. The…View Original Post

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New to metro Atlanta, Rocket Fizz is a candy paradise

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Asian candies for grabs at Rocket Fizz Marietta.Photograph by Jennifer Zyman. Candyholics, rejoice! There is a new mega candy store making its way into the metro area. The California-based Rocket Fizz chain now has three locations in Georgia: Savannah, Marietta Square, and, most recently, Decatur. Aside from how colorful the store is, what is most exciting is the element of discovery and delight in finding lost treasures. Are you looking for that hard-to-find candy from your childhood? Rocket Fizz stocks loads of treats and surprises from yesteryear. Seeking gummy fruits from Japan or that chocolate bar you loved in England ...

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Georgia’s Many Fold Farm closing in 2017

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Many Fold Farm owner Rebecca Williams makes cheese from sheep milk in 2014. / AJC file photo

Chattahoochee Hills farm Many Fold Farm, which was the only sheep creamery farm in Georgia when it opened in 2009, announced on its website that it will cease operations in 2017.

“The creamery at Many Fold Farm will be shutting its doors as of January 1, 2017 for the foreseeable future. We aren’t selling the business, nor the brand, nor the stock. We will continue farming operations and practicing good land stewardship. We are taking a moment to decide how we can better ...

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Keith McNally Sounds Off on Sexual Harrasment, Restaurant Critics, and More

Source: Eater NY

In an outrageous op-ed, the restaurateur behind Balthazar, Minetta Tavern, and the brand new Augustine rants about the state of the industry

On the eve of his 14th opening, Keith McNally — one the most influential New York restaurateurs of the last century — drops a surprising op-ed in the Times in which he sounds off on critics, the impossible New York rents, and, perhaps most shockingly of all, how restaurant culture has changed in terms of sexual harassment in the workplace. After stating that “restaurants were easier to build and a whole lot more fun” 36 years ago, ...

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The Early Word on Proper 21

Source: Eater DC

“A cool new addition to F Street where there are not many choices for a sports bar”

New York import Proper 21 arrived in D.C. a few weeks ago, serving up modern American dishes with an upscale sports bar vibe.

The 8,000-square-foot space at 1319 F St. NW comes from NIEUW Group, which also owns Manhattan Proper and Proper West in New York. All three carry the same look—think velvet wallpaper, orchids, sleek gray booths, and black-and-white sexy artwork. Dishes include truffled fries and burgers, Chimichurri shrimp, and citrus salmon.

The new 200-seat venue near Metro Center is the ...

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Mi Cocina closes in Midtown

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Guacamole “Mexicano” served with chips from Mi Cocina. Frozen margarita with sangria (BECKY STEIN)

Tex-Mex restaurant Mi Cocina has closed its doors at 1080 Peachtree St. in Midtown after almost four years in business.

The Dallas-based eatery’s Facebook page addressed the closure yesterday:

Former AJC food critic John Kessler gave the restaurant a less-than-glowing review when he visited in late 2012, saying it “doesn’t quite hit the good-enough marks you expect from a Tex-Mex restaurant. Not only do the fajitas not sizzle, they come garnished with slices of fried potato hard to distinguish from the desiccated chicken strips.

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Armed Robber Killed by Pizza Hut Employee Who Brought His Gun to Work

Source: Grub Street NY

A group of would-be robbers in North Carolina definitely picked the wrong Pizza Hut for their Saturday-night heist. Charlotte police say the trio entered the closed store a little after 1 a.m. in order to hold it up, but they ran into an employee who wore his “personal …

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That Historic Cocktail? Turns Out It’s a Fake

Source: NY Times Food

The bartender behind Louisville’s celebrated Seelbach cocktail and its quirky back story admits that he made it all up.

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For Helping Immigrants, Chobani’s Founder Draws Threats

Source: NY Times Food

Hamdi Ulukaya employs resettled refugees at his yogurt factories. Now he’s being targeted on social media and by right-wing websites.

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For Helping Immigrants, Chobani’s Founder Draws Threats

Source: NY Times Food

Hamdi Ulukaya employs resettled refugees at his yogurt factories. Now he’s being targeted on social media and by right-wing websites.

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First Look: A bit of New England in Roswell at C&S Chowder House

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

C&S Lobster rolls include Maine-chilled with mayo and celery or Connecticut-warm with drawn butter. CONTRIBUTED BY: Green Olive Media

In early October, co-owners Rich Clark and chef Jon Schwenk opened C&S Chowder House on Etris Road in Roswell. It’s the third concept from Clark and Schwenk, including their long-running C&S Seafood and Oyster Bar on Cobb Parkway and Hugo’s Oyster Bar in Roswell.

The partners have a long history in Atlanta fine dining, first meeting in the early ’90s at Brasserie Le Coze in Buckhead, where Clark was the maitre d’ and Schwenk eventually rose to executive chef. They ...

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