Tag Archives: New York City

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

Source: Grub Street NY

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

Source: Grub Street NY

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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A Team of Top Japanese Chefs Are Behind This New Restaurant

Source: Grub Street NY

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

Source: Grub Street NY

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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New York Mezcal Mecca Mayahuel Will Close

Source: Grub Street NY

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

Source: Grub Street NY

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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Retro Diner Mr. Donahue’s Will Close on August 5

Source: Grub Street NY

In New York, tiny restaurants that hit the big time (of critics reviews and “best of” lists) tend to serve tasting menus with prices as exclusive as their seats. But the nine-seat Mr. Donahue’s is a lunch counter specializing in a retro-leaning style of American cooking — think dishes …

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Another New York Diner Turns Off the Grill, a Victim of Rising Rents

Source: NY Times Food

Cup & Saucer is closing after more than 70 years in Lower Manhattan, the latest sign that the days of the classic city diner may be numbered.

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Where to Watch Game of Thrones in New York

Source: Grub Street NY

The biggest spectacle in premium-cable television is back. This Sunday at 9 p.m, Game of Thrones returns with the premiere of its seventh (and second to last) season. Some things are certain: Ice zombies will kill lots of people; there will be dragons; and you are possibly tired of waiting …

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Chinatown Classic Cup & Saucer Will Close, and the New York Diner Gets One Step Closer to Extinction

Source: Grub Street NY

The great New York diner die-off continues apace. Next week, shabby Chinatown diner Cup & Saucer will close for good following — you guessed it — a rent hike. There’s no other place like it in Chinatown, and while it didn’t have the following of, say,

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New York City’s ‘Seltzer Man’ Retires at Tender Age of 84

Source: Grub Street NY

Back in the fizzy-water golden days, New York had hundreds of seltzer men, dozens of filling stations, and thousands of customers who needed bottles replenished every week. Then SodaStream happened, the baby-boomers all left for Florida, and people started making “organic” sparkling water. Times sure have changed, and the …

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The Owners of Mother’s Ruin Opened a New Downtown Spot for Cocktails and (Soon) Pizza

Source: Grub Street NY

Mother’s Ruin became a downtown favorite by smartly toeing the line between a highbrow cocktail bar and a lowbrow dive. Six years into its run, the bar is still consistently packed. Owners Richard Knapp and T.J. Lynch have clearly hit on a formula that works, and they’re sticking to …

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Has Power Lunch Returned to Midtown’s Storied Grill Room?

Source: Grub Street NY

“We’re in Henry’s booth, in case you didn’t know,” the longtime regular whispers, as we sit down to lunch in the famous dining room on the ground floor of the Seagram Building, with its cathedral ceilings, its polished wood walls, and waves of metal curtains shimmering on the tall windows. …

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The Absolute Best Cobb Salad in New York

Source: Grub Street NY

The Cobb salad, when you start to think about it, is sort of a strange dish — one of those mysterious, pretty dated yet still ubiquitous country-club classics for which there are several apocryphal-sounding origin stories. (There’s a whole episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm about that.) According to one tale, …

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Check Out a Cool 3-D Art Installation That Pays Tribute to NYC’s Immigrant Street Vendors

Source: Grub Street NY

New York City’s street food would be a bunch of overly chewy pretzels and meh-tasting hot dogs if not for the vibrant community of immigrant vendors running the carts. Sadly, these hardworking individuals are generally underappreciated for their role in creating one of the city’s most iconic cultures.

To …

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Mas (Farmhouse) Reopens With a New Menu and Renovated Dining Room

Source: Grub Street NY

It’s been nearly a year since Mas (farmhouse) closed following an electrical fire. There was more work to be done than initially thought — smoke and water caused unseen damage — and the fact that the restaurant is in a landmark district prolonged the process. Its finally over now, …

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12 Excellent Things to Eat, Drink, and Do in New York City This July

Source: Grub Street NY

Every month in New York, there’s a bewildering number of new dishes to eat, drinks to imbibe, and food-themed events to attend. Often, the hardest part is just figuring out what’s really worth your limited time. So Grub kicks off each month with a curated collection of dishes, drinks, and …

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Where to Eat, Drink, and Party for Fourth of July Weekend

Source: Grub Street NY

July 4 is right around the corner — and since it lands on a Tuesday, it marks an opportunity for a truly extended weekend. That means two things are certain: Many people will flee the city for Beachtown, USA; and lots of restaurants and bars will throw parties for the …

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Monday Morning TL;DR: New York Is Over

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

Yeah. Over. There always comes a moment in any movement, any scene, where the core dissolves and begins to spread. Think rap music and punk rock. Think modern art. Think fashion. Food was Paris and Paris was food for ages–right up until the moment that Americans started caring about food and then, suddenly, New York became the center of the universe. Paris, at that point, became like the ancestral homeland, the first Jedi temple.

But everything has a moment where it dissolves. Usually you can only see it in retrospect. But I’m calling it right now. New York’s time is ...

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Inside Jean-Georges’ Public Kitchen and Louis, His New Hotel Restaurant and Café

Source: Grub Street NY

Does Jean-Georges Vongerichten sleep? It’s not clear. Last fall, he closed his original restaurant, JoJo, for a year-long overhaul. Earlier this year he opened his vegetarian restaurant abcV, his third in ABC Carpet & Home‘s Union Square store. And in the last two years, he’s had two …

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