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Atla Is a Mexican Restaurant Designed For How New Yorkers Eat Now

Source: Grub Street NY

“There’s no such thing as a perfect restaurant,” a dyspeptic old critic once admonished the Underground Gourmet, and, of course, she was right. So in acknowledgment of this fact, let’s start this review off by listing all the flaws and defects that prevent Enrique Olvera’s new Noho canteen, Atla, …

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Atla’s Fish Milanese Is a Sleeper Sensation

Source: Grub Street NY

One thing Enrique Olvera and Daniela Soto-Innes have been particularly vocal about regarding their new Mexican-inspired café, Atla, is that it’s not intended to be a destination restaurant but a neighborhood joint. The problem with this plan is that the chefs have created a menu full of dishes …

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Enrique Olvera’s Atla is New York’s Latest Breakfast Destination

Source: Grub Street NY

Chilaquiles are one of the world’s great breakfast foods. Quartered tortillas that are lightly fried, then simmered in salsa, and topped with crema, cheese, cilantro, and maybe some meat or eggs: Morning meals don’t really get much better. At their restaurant Cosme, the acclaimed chef Enrique Olvera and …

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The Absolute Best Mexican Restaurants in New York

Source: Grub Street NY

Most New York City restaurants are, in a sense, Mexican. More than 25 percent of working immigrants from that country have a food-service-related job; Mexicans make up the “backbone of the industry,” Anthony Bourdain has said, “meaning most of the people, in my experience, cooking.” It follows that a multitude …

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The Obamas Stopped by Cosme Last Night for New York’s Best Tacos

Source: Grub Street NY

The president is in New York this week for the U.N. General Assembly, which doubles as an official excuse for the Obamas to further exercise their incredibly good taste in New York restaurants (among the hot spots they’ve already scratched off are Daniel, Blue …

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The Obamas Stopped by Cosme Last Night for New York’s Best Tacos

Source: Grub Street NY

The president is in New York this week for the U.N. General Assembly, which doubles as an official excuse for the Obamas to further exercise their incredibly good taste in New York restaurants (among the hot spots they’ve already scratched off are Daniel, Blue …

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Fall Tracking: When Mexican mastermind Enrique Olvera opens…

Source: Eater NY

Enrique-Olvera-Pujol-Eater-National-Interview-2011 (1).jpgWhen Mexican mastermind Enrique Olvera opens Cosme later this month he’s counting on the city’s knowledge of Mexican food to be a blessing and a curse: “A lot of people in New York eat tacos regularly….that will play both in our favor and negatively…some people are going to be really excited, some people are going to be upset about it as well.” [Monocle via Twitter]
[Adalberto R. Lanz]

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Fall Tracking: Rene Redzepi, Danny Bowien, and Jeff…

Source: Eater NY

Enrique-Olvera-Pujol-Eater-National-Interview-2011 (1).jpgRene Redzepi, Danny Bowien, and Jeff Gordinier make a culinary pilgrimage to Mexico and stop at Erique Olvera’s Pujol. The team devours a 372-day-old mole that’s served with nothing but tortillas. “When I tried it the first time, I had goose bumps,” says Redzepi. Menus for Olvera’s forthcoming New York restaurant Cosme still aren’t available, but it seems likely that mole will show up on it, even if not such an old one. [NYT]
[Adalberto R. Lanz]

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Fall Tracking: 13 Essential Facts About Enrique Olvera’s Cosme

Source: Eater NY

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[Olvera and his team at Gastronomika 2011 [Photo: Adalberto R. Lanz]]

New York’s newest resident ambassador for Mexican food Enrique Olvera is preparing to open Cosme in the Flatiron soon. In the meantime, he’s taking himself (and Jeff Gordinier) on a dining tour of some of the city’s best and most beloved restaurants, meticulously studying what makes them work. And so, gleaned from the Times profile of the acclaimed Mexican chef, here are 13 crucial things to know about Cosme and about Olvera before his restaurant opens.

· The menu for Cosme still hasn’t been released, but there ...

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Fall Tracking: New York City’s 25 Most Anticipated Fall Openings

Source: Eater NY

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As Labor Day approaches, so too does the season of big restaurant openings. Between now and the end of the year, many new restaurants will make their debut. This fall will see the arrival of new projects from some of the city’s most acclaimed chefs and new hotel restaurants from more than one major restaurateur. There will also be a couple big moves, a few promising up-and-comers, and maybe, just maybe, Brooklyn Fare Manhattan will finally open. Here is a guide to the 25 most exciting restaurants opening before the end of the year.

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Cosme
Where: 35 East 21st St., ...

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Coming Attractions: Cosme, the hotly anticipated restaurant from…

Source: Eater NY

cosme.jpgCosme, the hotly anticipated restaurant from acclaimed Mexican chef Enrique Olvera is now in the recipe testing stage. The Cosme team was serving up chilaquiles at Le Fooding last week, and it’s only a matter of time before they unleash sea urchin tostadas, octopus, and more on the city. Stay tune. [Instagram]

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EaterWire: The Gander’s 4th of July Party; NYCWFF Tickets On Sale

Source: Eater NY

13603122154_79070047c4_b.jpgFLATIRON · The Gander is hosting an all-day party on the 4th of July. The menu includes lobster rolls, fried chicken, barbecue ribs, pie, and an ice cream sundae bar, plus rose, beer, and frozen drinks. There will also be live music, karaoke, and a ping pong tournament. Tickets are $60 for food or $100 for food, drink, and a giftbag.

EVENTWIRE · Tickets to the NYC Wine and Food Festival go on sale this coming Monday, June 23. This year’s festival runs from October 16-19, and includes events like a “wonderland” created by Dominique Ansel and Meatopia X...

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Le Fooding 2014: Tosi, Olvera, and Lefebvre Team Up With Le Fooding

Source: Eater NY

2014_le_fooding_%21234.jpgThe French gastronomes behind food magazine/event company Le Fooding just released the lineup for their Le Fooding Fruitstock picnic parties at Rockaway Beach next month. Each event will feature food from three chefs, plus live music. Christina Tosi will be serving grapefruit popsicles and Cereal Milk pudding during every party, and Rockaway Taco’s Andrew Field will be making cornmeal crostini sopes. On July 11, noodle master Ivan Orkin will serve a special chilled lemon shio dashi ramen. Ludo Lefebvre, of Trois Mec in Los Angeles, will serve grilled veal breast for the meals on July 12. And on the ...

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Coming Attractions: New York’s 30 Most Anticipated Spring/Summer Openings

Source: Eater NY

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[A Chandelier at the new Tavern on the Green by Robin Caiola]
Over the next four months, some of the dining world’s living legends will open new Manhattan restaurants. The spring and summer will also see some big imports, revivals, and spinoffs. And right now, some of the city’s most promising young chefs and restaurateurs are plotting their very first solo projects. Here’s a guide to the 30 most exciting New York restaurants that are slated to open between now and Labor Day:

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[Instagram/Aarogantswine]
30) Arrogant Swine
Where: 173 Morgan Avenue, East Williamsburg
When: July or ...

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Coming Attractions: Alex Stupak Plans to Jump Into the Tortilla-Making Game

Source: Eater NY

2013_alex_stupak_tortilleria12.jpgFollowing yesterday’s news about Enrique Olvera planning a tortilleria to accompany his new restaurant, Cosme, Alex Stupak tweeted: “Cool idea. Strangely I’m doing the same thing on St. Marks and A.” Eater reached out for more details on what he’s got planned. Here’s the word from Stupak:

We are building a bar and restaurant around a small facility dedicated to the process. Empellon Taqueria and Empellon Cocina go through 10,000 tortillas a week currently. With the opening of the new place we estimate another 5,000 will be needed. It’s time that we fully automate. Custom-made equipment is ...

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Coming Attractions: Enrique Olvera Wants to Open a Brooklyn Tortilleria

Source: Eater NY

123Enrique-Olvera-Pujol-Eater-National-Interview-2011.jpgDetails are starting to trickle in about Cosme, the highly anticipated Flatiron District restaurant from acclaimed Mexican chef Enrique Olvera. This will be a more casual affair than his forward-thinking Mexico City establishment Pujol, but Olvera is not planning on taking any shortcuts at his New York restaurant. The chef tells Food Republic:

We’re going to open a tortilleria in Brooklyn. We have a little space and are going to make tortillas and ship it to the restaurant. This guy from Blue Hill at Stone Barns is doing fair trade corn in Mexico. As in, he’s planting ...

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EaterWire: Olvera’s Cosme Coming Soon; Anita Lo on Yelpers

Source: Eater NY

enriqueolvera.jpgCOMING ATTRACTIONS — Mexican chef Enrique Olvera, of Mexico City’s highly-acclaimed Pujol drops a couple vital details on his upcoming Manhattan restaurant. The restaurant will be called Cosme, he tells Kate Krader, and the menu will be “typical Mexican cooking that I love,” with dishes like sea urchin tostadas on a bed of smoked tomatillos. [F&W]

COBBLE HILL — La Vara is hosting a five-course Cava dinner next Sunday, March 16. Dishes include warm oysters with artichoke and corned ham hock with coffee Espanol sauce, and the meal, with Cava pairings, is $65 per person. Make reservations ...

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EaterWire: Momofuku-Style Super Bowl; Speedy Romeo on Girls

Source: Eater NY

momosuperbowl.jpgSUPER BOWL 2014 — Several members of the Momofuku family are offering Super Bowl takeout packages. At Ma Peche the menu includes glazed lamb ribs and pork buns, while Noodle Bar has ginger scallion noodles and nugget potatoes, and Ssam Bar is offering bo ssam with a side of loaded nachos. All packages also involve chicken wings and serve eight to 10 people for $250 to $350. View the full menus and place orders online. [EaterWire]

WEST VILLAGE — Anfora has a couple of beverage classes coming up soon. The first, on January 25, focuses on Eastern European wines, ...

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Shack Attacks: Even Ferran Adrià Has to Wait in Line at Shake Shack

Source: Eater NY

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Ferran Adrià — the most famous and esteemed chef in the entire world — spent this breezy early fall afternoon waiting in line for a Shackburger. Adrià was visiting the Shack with a bunch of his famous international chef buddies. Can you name them all? :

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[Photo: Instagram/AlexAtala]
· @danbarber [Twitter]
· AlexAtala [Instagram]
· All Coverage of Shake Shack [~ENY~]

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Blockbusters: Enrique Olvera Is Planning a Project in the Flatiron District

Source: Eater NY

123Enrique-Olvera-Pujol-Eater-National-Interview-2011.jpgEnrique Olvera, the chef of the acclaimed Pujol in Mexico City, has finally found a home for his first New York restaurant. Last week, his team appeared at the CB5 meeting to apply for a liquor license in the East 21st Street space that formerly housed Ten’s Gentleman’s Club. The group is doing business under the name Mexican Hospitality Operating LLC. When reached by phone today, the chef explained:

Yes, we are looking at the spot. We’re not decided yet on the specifics of the project, but we’re very much looking forward to it. I went ...

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