Category Archives: New York

April Bloomfield Is Closing Salvation Burger

Source: Grub Street NY

April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman opened Salvation Burger in February of 2016 t0 much excitement, but while the all-American concept was strong, the location inside the Pod Hotel in Midtown East never seemed like a great fit. Then, a kitchen fire hit the restaurant and caused it to …

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Danny Meyer Will Open an Italian Café and Fast-Casual Pizzeria in August

Source: Grub Street NY

Danny Meyer is speaking Italian. The prolific restaurateur will open two more Rome-themed establishments in the Redbury New York (formerly the Martha Washington Hotel), already home to his restaurant Marta. The first, a café and sandwich shop called Caffé Marchio, is slated to open by late …

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Danny Meyer Will Open Two New Roman-Themed Restaurants

Source: Eater NY

Coffee and wine next to Marta in Flatiron

Danny Meyer is apparently not finished with Roman-themed restaurants: He is planning both a coffee shop and a wine bar right next to Roman pizzeria Marta in Flatiron.

The Marta team and executive chef Joe Tarasco will be in charge of both, one called Caffé Marchio and the other named Vini e Fritti in The Redbury New York hotel at 29 East 29th Street, according to Flo Fab at the Times. Each will have its own entrance on 30th Street.

Caffé Marchio will open next month and will offer coffee, sandwiches, ...

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Salvation Burger Is Closing After Service Saturday

Source: Eater NY

The plan is to eventually reopen elsewhere

Ken Friedman and chef April Bloomfield have decided to close their short-lived Midtown East restaurant Salvation Burger at the end of service on Saturday.

After each of them came back from traveling, they together decided to shutter the location in Pod 51 Hotel at 230 East 51st Street, sending around an email to inform staff of the decision, below.

Salvation Burger employees will likely go up to White Gold on the UWS or another restaurant run by Bloomfield and Friedman where there are openings, including Spotted Pig, Salvation Taco, The John Dory, and ...

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In 100 Percent Unsurprising News, Working at Breastaurants Is Bad for Women’s Mental Health

Source: Grub Street NY

Are you sitting down for this? A new study from the University of Tennessee suggests that working as a waitress at a breastaurant — which is to say, Hooters or any of its many imitators — may not, in fact, be great for your mental health.

In Sexually Objectifying Environments: …

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Agern Reopens After Flood With New Nordic Lunch Tasting Menus

Source: Eater NY

See the new menu for the Michelin-starred restaurant here

More than three months after closing due to a flood, Michelin-starred Nordic restaurant Agern reopened this week with a slightly new look and a new menu.

Claus Meyer and Agern chef Gunnar Gislason brought back the restaurant’s seasonal menu on Wednesday, this time with new options on both ends of the spectrum, with more luxurious as well as faster options at lunch.

People can now choose both two- and three-course tasting menus during the day for $55 and $65 respectively, as well as try new salads. With the renovation, the ...

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Street Taco Phenom Los Tacos No. 1 Quietly Debuted a Times Square Outpost

Source: Eater NY

Tourists have been blessed

Street Taco Phenom Los Tacos No. 1 Quietly Debuted a Times Square Outpost
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Street taco wonder Los Tacos No. 1 — previously only available out of a small stand inside Chelsea Market — now has a second home in a new Times Square location. The standalone outpost of the taqueria is at 229 West 43 Street, the former New York Times building, occupying a 1,700-square-foot space.

The team quietly opened during the July 4th weekend, more than one year after signing the lease on the space in a landmarked building, according to co-founder Tyler Sanders.

The menu at Los Tacos ...

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Purported Inventor of the Buffalo Wing Will Open a New York Restaurant

Source: Grub Street NY

Buffalo wings are one of America’s great foods. Any New York bar worth its weight in cold Budweiser should have a decent version, though that isn’t always the case. There are plenty of places around the city to eat them (in fact, here is a list of the best …

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Where’s a Restaurant to Take Both Picky Parents and Adventurous Eaters?

Source: Eater NY

My boyfriend’s parents are meeting my parents for the first time

Welcome to Ask Eater, a column from Eater New York where the site’s editors, reporters, and critics answer specific or baffling restaurant requests from readers and friends. A new question and answer will run every Thursday. Have a question for us? Submit your question in this form.


Hi Eater,

My longterm boyfriend’s parents are meeting mine for the first time! My parents are artists and very adventurous eaters; his are more traditional. The ideal restaurant would be at least a little hip but not too loud (older ...

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A Puppy Café Is Opening in the East Village

Source: Grub Street NY

A beacon of hope in a dark, dark world: New York City is about to get its very first dog café. To be clear, however, it’s more of a BYOD situation. Unlike the city’s influx of cat-centric options, which come with actual ambient cats, this future East Village hot spot …

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New York’s Very First Dog Cafe Will Open This Year

Source: Eater NY

Because dogs are best

New York is coming to its senses, getting over its weird cat-cafe obsession and finally getting a dog-friendly cafe in the East Village dubbed Boris and Norton. DNAinfo reports that Coppy Holzman and his daughter Logan will open this lil patch of heaven inside the space on the corner of East 12 and Avenue A, previously occupied by the East Village location of Ost Cafe.

Named after Coppy and Logan’s respective dogs, Boris and Norton will be a regular coffeeshop-and-wine-bar hybrid, just with a plexiglass wall encasing neighborhood pooches.

The wall is per guidelines ...

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The Pool Opens Tonight With High-Dollar Seafood Galore

Source: Eater NY

It’s the fanciest of the restaurant trio in the Seagram Building

Expect a star-studded dining room at the official opening of The Pool tonight, the second and fanciest of the three Major Food Group restaurants in the Seagram Building — former home of The Four Seasons for more than fifty years. Take a look at the before and after, with the stunning Calder, the underwater plant vibe, new carpet, and dressed tables.

Earlier this week, people like Bloomberg’s Kate Krader attended a friends-and-family run. She and others took a whirl through the sectioned-off kitchen, delineated by the two-toned wood floors ...

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Schiller’s Officially Sets Closing Date in August

Source: Eater NY

The LES neighborhood restaurant will shutter due to a rent hike

The final day is set for Keith McNally’s Lower East Side neighborhood restaurant Schiller’s Liquor Bar, which his family announced earlier this year would close after a 14-year run. Fans now have until August 13 to return to the restaurant at 131 Rivington Street, according to Bowery Boogie.

McNally and co. revealed in May that they would be closing the restaurant at some point in August, saying that the cost to renew the lease was too high. It first opened in 2003 and quickly became one ...

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With Salt Bae in Town, NYC Fans Sprinkle Greetings

Source: Eater NY

Plus, pizza rat closed Mighty Pie

Tracking Salt Bae

Salt Bae, aka Nusret Gökçe headed south from the Bronx earlier this week, hitting up Times Square, where city workers sprinkled him with greetings, while others generally freaked out that he’s in town. The Turkish butcher and restaurateur famous for his signature salt-sprinkling technique has been working to open a Midtown West location of his international steakhouse Nusr-et.

Buyuk şehir çalışıyor #saltbae #saltlife #salt

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Mighty Sigh

A tipster noted that Union Square shop Mighty Pie has been ...

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Poop Bacteria Detected in Ice at European Branches of McDonald’s, Burger King, and KFC

Source: Grub Street NY

Fecal coliforms: That’s the secret ingredient in the biggest fast-food chains’ iced drinks. An investigation by the BBC consumer series Watchdog found that United Kingdom locations of Burger King, KFC, and McDonald’s all serve ice contaminated by the bacteria. Out of ten samples tested at each of the three …

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LaCroix Paintings Inspired by Warhol Are America’s Most Important New Works of Art

Source: Grub Street NY

There is an artist for every era, and for us, it is fnnch, a San Francisco street artist who has captured the heart and soul of our time with a collection of paintings titled, appropriately, 9 Cans of LaCroix.

In what he told the Washington Post was a …

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This Fried Chicken Is the Easiest, and Best, I’ve Ever Made

Source: Grub Street NY

I’ve made fried chicken for as long as I’ve been cooking, but I might go five years without making it. I began with a Paula Peck recipe that contained cinnamon in the coating — not bad, I still do that occasionally — and cooked the chicken mostly covered. …

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Landlord of Mayahuel Plans to Open Similar Bar in Same Space

Source: Eater NY

Keith Siilats wants the “same spirit” of Mayahuel

Seminal East Village tequila bar Mayahuel may be closing next month, but the landlord of the building Keith Siilats says he plans to open a new, similar bar in the same space. He is taking over many of the components of the bar at 304 East 6th Street.

Mayahuel owner Ravi DeRossi previously said that the bar closed because he couldn’t come to a lease agreement with the landlord, but the story behind the closure is more complicated than that.

Siilats says DeRossi and co. hadn’t been paying rent for a ...

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Chicken and Andouille Gumbo Rivals That in Louisiana

Source: Eater NY

Three stars for The Gumbo Bros. on Atlantic Avenue

Cajun/Creole restaurant, The Gumbo Bros. on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn is a tiny place with a limited menu, which nowadays is a good idea. The décor channels the French Quarter. Faux gas lamps flank a pair of wooden shutters, the tables are made from bowling-alley wood, and the room is painted scarlet. For folks who like to look at things while they eat, there are antique maps, historic street scenes, football helmets, an engraving of Napoleon, and a record sleeve from the late Cajun comedian and cook Justin Wilson, who once ...

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Fort Greene’s New Hudson Jane Is a True Neighborhood Add

Source: Eater NY

The all-day cafe looks comfortable with easy eats

With practically every restaurant debuting these days with Instagrammable neon signs and extra-saturated, ultra-photogenic food, Fort Greene’s new Hudson Jane goes against the grain for its lack of gimmicks.

Fort Greene’s New Hudson Jane Is a True Neighborhood Add
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This all-day cafe from partners Jen LaPorta and chef Megan Johnson (Gramercy Tavern, Casellula) is just an old-fashioned restaurant with breakfast through dinner, plus a grab-and-go retail section. Johnson’s menu starts the day with breakfast sandwiches, burritos, and pastries before moving on to salads and sandwiches for lunch, and ending the day with an eclectic menu with ceviche, ...

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Chipotle Reopens Restaurant Where People Got Violently Ill

Source: Grub Street NY

Chipotle says it’s already reopened the Virginia restaurant that yesterday became an embarrassing source of food-safety déjà vu for the chain. Local health authorities are still fielding complaints from customers who ate there — per the latest report, the count’s up to 40 people so far. But Chipotle …

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Chipotle Has Reopened That Restaurant Where People Got Violently Ill

Source: Grub Street NY

Chipotle says it’s already reopened the Virginia restaurant that yesterday became an embarrassing source of food-safety déjà vu for the chain. Local health authorities are still fielding complaints from customers who ate there — per the latest report, the count’s now up to 40 people. But Chipotle continues …

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