Behold the Salt Bae NYC Restaurant, Opening This Week

Source: Eater NY

Nusr-et Steakhouse, from a living internet meme, makes its Midtown debut

Salt Bae, the internet meme who’s managed to turn his viral fame into an actual business, is finally making his New York debut with the opening of Turkish steakhouse Nusr-Et this week.

Butcher Nusret Gökçe’s Midtown restaurant at 60 West 53rd St., near Sixth Avenue, was originally supposed to open on Monday, but now, a representative says it will only be available to the masses later, likely by Thursday. The flames are ready to go; a smaller crew of people have already sampled Gökçe’s selection of grilled ...

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Yunnan’s Crossing-the-Bridge Noodles Land on Eighth Street in Greenwich Village

Source: Grub Street NY

When Side Geng opened Yun Nan Flavour Snack in Sunset Park in 2006 (he has since expanded to the larger Yun Nan Flavour Garden), the cooking of China’s southwesternmost province was a bit of a novelty. But with the advent of places like Little Tong and (the late) …

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I Sodi’s Brilliance Lies in Obsession Over Simple Pleasures

Source: Eater NY

Three stars for Rita Sodi’s West Village Tuscan restaurant

It’s a shame, but not a surprise, that braised onion pasta has never achieved avocado toast-like fame. Slow cooked onions are a study in slouchiness, an ode to the texture of mush. Yes, two of the most prominent and indulgent riffs come from two of the world’s late, great food writers — Marcella Hazan, who recommends cooking the onions in lard, and James Beard, whose butter-laden recipe Food52 considers the “highest form of caramelized onions known to man.” And yet the dish is almost entirely absent New York’s Italian restaurants — ...

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Writer Who Brilliantly Hate-Baked Mario Batali’s Cinnamon Rolls Had Her Twitter Hacked

Source: Grub Street NY

Everybody who read Mario Batali’s “I’m sorry” cinnamon-roll recipe thought it was untimely and gross, but no one captured why quite as devastatingly as Everywhereist blogger and baker Geraldine DeRuiter. She got nearly a million clicks for her “I Made the Pizza Cinnamon Rolls From Mario Batali’s Sexual …

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Splashy Beijing Import DaDong Slapped With Zero Stars in New Review

Source: Eater NY

Plus, Milk Bar now has a supposedly healthy cookie — and more intel

Critic gives zero stars to DaDong, the Chinese Peking duck import

New York mag restaurant critic Adam Platt was not pleased with his meals at DaDong, the Bryant Park Peking duck restaurant that’s the first NYC location of a lauded Chinese chain. Options outside of the duck “combined the overwrought elements of Michelin-fueled ambition and style with the clunky, Disney­fied overtones of a random corporate restaurant chain,” he writes. Dishes like the pork ribs dusted with powdered sugar were overly sweet, and while others tasted like ...

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Salt Bae’s New York Restaurant Will Finally Open This Week

Source: Grub Street NY

Salt Bae has descended from his saline perch to grace New York with his meats. On Thursday, the Turkish chef and living meme, born Nusret Gökçe, will open the New York location of his steakhouse Nusr-Et. This is his second United States location (and 13th overall) of …

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Matriarch Behind Puerto Rican Mainstay Casa Adela Dies at 81

Source: Eater NY

Adela Fargas was known for her Puerto Rican fare and friendly demeanor

The always-present matriarch behind Alphabet City mainstay Casa Adela has died, according to the Puerto Rican restaurant. Adela Fargas — long a fixture in the East Village and LES — was 81.

A memorial with a slew of candles and flowers has already popped up outside the restaurant, which has been open for more than 40 years at 66 Avenue C, according to EV Grieve. Hundreds of comments also poured out over social media, noting memories of both her presence in the Puerto Rican community ...

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Best Weekday Bets

Source: Brightest Young Things NYC

We’re back for a new round of Best Weekday Bets! ! Each day will feature a top pick in the areas of 1. fitness (active), 2. comedy, 3. culture, 4. film, 5. food + drink, 6. free, 7. music and 8. staying in (because let’s face it, sometimes you just want to not leave your couch, especially when it continues to be cold AF outside).

This week’s GIF theme is obviously American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace, because it premieres on Wednesday and WE ALL NEED TO WATCH IT BECAUSE IT LOOKS AMAZING // HERE WE GO:

Monday, ...

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At Midtown’s Glitzy New DaDong, the Signature Dish Is Overshadowed by the Spectacle

Source: Grub Street NY

It’s safe to say that grizzled New Yorkers who’ve subsisted over the decades on a steady diet of soup dumplings and warmed-over containers of carryout crispy orange beef have never seen anything quite like the eagerly awaited, elaborately hyped midtown Peking-duck palace DaDong. Instead of the usual cramped quarters out …

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Albuquerque Restaurant Will Morph Back into Los Pollos Hermanos for Breaking Bad’s Anniversary

Source: Grub Street NY

Ever since Los Pollos Hermanos started slow-cooking “ingredients” to perfection, pop-ups have paid homage to Gus Fring’s front company everywhere from L.A. and Manhattan’s Financial District to a random Austin parking lot. Nothing can do it like the original, though: The spot used in Breaking Bad still …

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