Category Archives: Grub Street NY

April Bloomfield Is Closing Salvation Burger

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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

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

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

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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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A Puppy Café Is Opening in the East Village

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

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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

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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

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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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Chipotle Reopens Restaurant Where People Got Violently Ill

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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

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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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Crown Heights Neighbors Will Hold an Open Forum to Protest a Controversial New Bar

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No one but the very rich can outrun gentrification in New York, but certain communities have been more affected than others. A majority black and Afro-Caribbean neighborhood, Crown Heights is one of those neighborhoods. Its stretch of Franklin Avenue was a candidate for the new Williamsburg at the beginning of …

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A Californian Is Making Pot-Infused Farm-to-Table Olive Oil

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People who claim olive oil has a low smoking point have … not been to San Francisco lately. Earlier this month, some Bay Area food entrepreneurs debuted a product they’re calling Pot d’Huile, an olive oil that gets you high. They call it the first such product on the …

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Watch This Heroic Effort Creating SNL’s ’15-Flavor Taco’

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Serious fans of Saturday Night Live parody ads have a special place for 2005’s “Pizza Crêpe Taco Pancake Chili Bag,” and that special place is anywhere but their stomachs. Andy Samberg, Jason Sudeikis, and Bill Hader play a trio of bros thrilled by Taco Town’s new “15-flavor” edible harbinger of …

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Oh, C’mon, MTA: Don’t Ban Food on the Subway

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In recent weeks, riding the subway has become New Yorkers’ second-biggest nightmare (the first: being consumed whole by a pack of enraged rats). Desperate to improve rider morale, if not the actual tracks, MTA chief Joe Lhota yesterday suggested banning messy foods, but surely Bill de …

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The Absolute Best Outdoor Dining in New York

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New York might not boast the year-round outdoor-seating general excellence of warmer-weather cities like Miami or Austin. But that doesn’t mean you don’t have plenty of alfresco options — in fact, there’s an overwhelming number. Just peek at an East Village street on a balmy summer weekend, and you’ll see …

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Chipotle Closed a Restaurant After Yet Another Food-Safety Incident

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Whatever kind of Tuesday executives at Chipotle expected to have, this sure wasn’t this: A franchise in Sterling, Virginia, closed this morning after multiple reports of customers eating at the restaurant, then falling violently ill. Their complaints, which were posted to the food-safety crowdsourcing website iwaspoisoned.com, describe symptoms …

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Confused White House Invited Hipster Beer to Yesterday’s Fire-Truck Event

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Narragansett Brewing Company is neither Russian-owned like PBR nor vocally pro-Trump like Yuengling, but it somehow got invited to yesterday’s “Made in America” event at the White House — the one where President Trump sat in a fire truck. Narragansett’s president, Mark Hellendrung, said he frankly has …

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A Team of Top Japanese Chefs Are Behind This New Restaurant

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It’s no secret that New York chefs have stampeded toward fast-casual, pushing and shoving in pursuit of the “next Chipotle.” At the same time, mid-priced restaurants have become increasingly difficult to run. But if neighborhood restaurants are doomed, as Dave Chang believes, it doesn’t look so bleak for the …

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Amazon Is Already Selling Its Meal Kits

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Only yesterday did the world learn that, yes, Amazon is definitely planning a full-scale assault on Blue Apron and the rest of the meal-kit industry. Well, turns out that needs a slight grammatical tense change: Not planning for the future, but planned, like it’s already happening. Apparently, a …

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Why the Young Heir of Katz’s Deli Decided to Expand for the First Time in 129 Years

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The enduring appeal of Katz’s Deli is predicated on consistency. The same location, the same excellent pastrami, the same mix of seasoned New Yorkers mingling with exuberant tourists, all since 1888. (And since 1989, the same “I’ll have what she’s having” jokes.) As Adam Platt said, while naming …

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What to Expect From Belly Restaurant’s New ‘Bacon Omakase’

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The idea behind Belly is relatively straightforward: Pork belly is forever — or at least warrants its own nine-course tasting menu. Instead of a solitary stunt dish, the new Williamsburg restaurant’s owners are escalating things with an entire menu ($45) built around the classic ingredient. It’s what they’re calling, …

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San Francisco Schools Ban Students From Drinking Chocolate Milk

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What’s “school lunch” if not greasy pizza that you blot with a napkin and a carton of sugary chocolate milk? Starting in the fall, students in San Francisco will be able to tell you: Flavored-milk privileges have been revoked by the district. The ban is effective in August for …

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Hendu’s Sandwich Shop at Dutch Kills Bar Makes Stupendously Good Heros

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Bar food keeps getting better and better, and the bars in which you find it more and more unexpected. Take, for instance, the Long Island City cocktail den Dutch Kills. That is the home of Hendu’s, a one-man sandwich shop that’s been operating out of the bar’s kitchen since …

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New York Mezcal Mecca Mayahuel Will Close

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When it rains, it pours. The owners of downtown mezcal bar Mayahuel announced that it will close on August 8. It’s the fourth notable New York establishment that has been revealed to be on the way out since Friday, joining Franny’s, the short-lived Mr. Donahue’s, and

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One of NYC’s Most Popular Hot Dogs May Contain Bone Fragments

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The supermarket version of a common snack sold on New York streets is being recalled for pretty disgusting reasons. Sabrett — maker of hot dogs that are as New York as “the Empire State Building” — warned over the weekend that about 7 million pounds of wieners …

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