Author Archives: Sierra Tishgart

Novelist Emma Straub Treats Doughnuts Like Appetizers

Source: Grub Street NY

Only six weeks have passed since Emma Straub — the author of Modern Lovers, The Vacationers, Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures, and Other People We Married — opened Books Are Magic, an independent bookstore in Carroll Gardens. Her eating, as a result, is slightly more erratic …

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Israeli Cuisine Is Complex, Contentious, and on the Rise in New York

Source: Grub Street NY

At newly opened Nur in New York City, the soft, slightly sweet Jerusalem bagel is longer and lighter than its New York counterpart. It’s made with yeast dough and milk powder, and in lieu of boiling, baked in a 500-degree oven for just 15 minutes. You won’t find …

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Drew Barrymore’s Friday Night Out Includes Dark ‘N’ Stormys and Joe’s Pizza

Source: Grub Street NY

Drew Barrymore has come a long way since E.T. — obviously, you know all about her acting work (Never Been Kissed, Charlie’s Angels, The Wedding Singer, and Netflix’s Santa Clarita Diet, to name a few highlights), but she’s also an entrepreneur. Barrymore has her own eponymous line of …

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Designer Christian Siriano Pairs Lobster With a Pimm’s Cup

Source: Grub Street NY

Fashion designer Christian Siriano became a household name after winning Project Runway, and he’s gone on to build a successful eponymous label — earning recognition for creating dresses for women of varying ages, sizes, and statures. He also just collaborated on a wine with Ecco Domani: …

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Actress June Diane Raphael Treats Herself to Room-Service Chocolate-Lava Cake

Source: Grub Street NY

June Diane Raphael is a modern-day triple threat: screenwriter (Bride Wars), actress (most recently, Netflix’s Grace and Frankie), and podcast host (How Did This Get Made? with Jason Mantzoukas and her husband, Paul Scheer). She’s also the mother of two children under the age of 3, which explains …

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How One Popular Café Owner Reopened After a Potentially Business-Destroying Real-Estate Disaster

Source: Grub Street NY

After just hitting the milestone of its one-year anniversary, Chalait, a matcha-centric café on a picturesque West Village corner, faced every New York business owner’s nightmare. The CVS next door had decided to expand into Chalait’s tiny space, and because of a clause in its ten-year lease, the …

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Master of None Co-creator Alan Yang Tackles the Insanity of ‘Lobster Mountain’

Source: Grub Street NY

Last week, the second season of Alan Yang and Aziz Ansari’s hit Netflix show, Master of None, premiered, with an even stronger focus on food than the first. It’s no surprise, then, that Yang lives to eat. As he warns, last week’s dining schedule was even more intense …

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Alex Stupak Will Close Empellón Cocina This Week

Source: Grub Street NY

Alex Stupak opened Empellón Cocina, the second location of his local empire, in the East Village in 2012, less than a year after the West Village original. Since then the restaurant has seen a series of changes. Initially, Stupak made a statement by not even serving …

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The McNally Group Is Closing 14-Year-Old Schiller’s

Source: Grub Street NY

Since opening in 2003, Schiller’s Liquor Bar has helped shape the Lower East Side, bringing steak frites and Keith McNally’s eye for ambience to a neighborhood that wasn’t so popular for dining. (As with the Odeon in Tribeca, this is McNally’s specialty.) …

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Salad for President’s Julia Sherman Hauls Citrus and Avocados Back From Los Angeles

Source: Grub Street NY

Artist Julia Sherman first turned her love of greens into a blog, Salad for President, and as of next week, her recipes (along with interviews with creative professionals like Laurie Anderson and Alice Waters) will be available in her debut cookbook. Sherman, who also works as …

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That Fugitive Vegan Restaurateur Is Headed to Prison

Source: Grub Street NY

Pure Food and Wine owner Sarma Melngailis’s legal battles began over two years ago, when her staff walked out of the 11-year-old, wildly popular raw-vegan restaurant over a labor dispute. She went AWOL not once, but twice, on her employees and purveyors, …

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Martha Stewart Graces the Cover of the New Cherry Bombe

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The ninth issue of Cherry Bombe hits newsstands soon, and it includes a feature story, written by co-founder and editor-in-chief Kerry Diamond, on the ever-entertaining Martha Stewart. (Her advice to people concerned about the state of the world: “Buck up!”) Plus, you can find articles on …

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Soon, the West Village Will Have Two New $50 Sushi Omakases

Source: Grub Street NY

While the West Village is a restaurant mecca, the sushi options in the neighborhood are limited — not counting the luxe, $150-per-head Sushi Nakazawa. That will soon change: Sushi on Jones, which offers a 30-minute, $50, 12-piece omakase experience in Bowery Market …

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Do the World’s ‘Most Caffeinated’ Coffees Actually Taste Good?

Source: Grub Street NY

We are in the midst of an all-out caffeine arms race. Coffee companies around the country are vying to produce the world’s “strongest” coffees, full of caffeine and, ostensibly, a richer flavor. Brands like Death Wish, Black Insomnia, and Shock seem interchangeable — they all have jet-black bags, …

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An Exciting Nicaraguan Restaurant Will Open in Bushwick This Fall

Source: Grub Street NY

Yes, it’s already time to discuss fall restaurant openings! One to anticipate: Chicha, from chef Vanessa Palazio and her husband, Adam Schneider — the couple behind Little Muenster — and partner, Nathan Meshberg. The menu will focus on Nicaraguan street food (Palazio’s heritage), with …

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Danny Bowien Will Headline the Next Season of Mind of a Chef

Source: Grub Street NY

PBS’s beloved food docuseries has a new star: Mission Chinese Food’s Danny Bowien. Mind of a Chef announced the news today with a video of Bowien at SoulCycle, of all places. Bowien doesn’t hold back — if you recall, he opened up to Grub while figuring …

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Restaurateur Vicki Freeman Can’t Resist Espresso Gelato

Source: Grub Street NY

As the owner of a small New York City food empire — Cookshop, Hundred Acres, Vic’s, and Rosie’s — Vicki Freeman spends much of the time at her own businesses, doing quality control with her chef-husband, Marc Meyer. (Freeman first met Meyer …

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Cookbook Author Samin Nosrat Celebrates With Champagne and Babybels

Source: Grub Street NY

After spending years cooking at Chez Panisse, and famously teaching Michael Pollan how to master techniques, chef and writer Samin Nosrat’s debut cookbook — Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking — came out this week. She traveled from …

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The Absolute Best Tearooms in New York

Source: Grub Street NY

New York has clearly benefited from the third-wave coffee boom — it’s hard to walk two blocks without finding amazing lattes, for example — and now, the specialty-tea movement is gaining momentum. A few businesses that started by selling their tea to luxury restaurants (Té Company, Kettl) have …

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Jessica Seinfeld Wants Nothing to Do With High-Minded Eating

Source: Grub Street NY

Jessica Seinfeld says even she isn’t sure of exactly where she fits into the national food conversation. “I definitely don’t feel part of it, because I think people in the food world are irritated by me,” she says. Her last name, and the privileges seemingly afforded by it, only tend …

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