Tag Archives: New York City

The Guy Fieri Pub Crawl Will Soon Be Upon Us

Source: Grub Street NY

You may have been feeling the signs for weeks now: the faint, omnipresent scent of Donkey Sauce wherever you turn, a voice in the wind whispering “bomb-dot-com tasty.” And you should’ve listened: FieriCon will descend upon New York City on Saturday, and no bite of cholesterol is safe.

It’s the second …

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Carl’s Jr. Will Open Its First New York Location in Midtown Early Next Year

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The new and improved Carl’s Jr. (now cleavage-free!) is ready to launch its flagship store in New York, according to some loudmouthed real-estate brokers in town. Two execs at Kassin Sabbagh Realty tell Nation’s Restaurant News that parent company CKE Restaurants has signed a 15-year lease for a …

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Classic Brooklyn Dive Hank’s Saloon Will Close Next Year

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The writing has been on the wall for years, so it’s not entirely surprising that Boerum Hill dive Hank’s Saloon will, according to owner Julie Ipcar, close “at the end of next year.” Ipcar shared the news on the bar’s Facebook page, explaining that the developer …

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12 Excellent New Dumplings to Eat Right Now

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Even mediocre dumplings are better than 99 percent of all other foods. Luckily, in New York, there are plenty of great options that go well beyond your usual pork-and-chive potstickers. (Not that there’s anything wrong with eating those over and over.) Here, chefs are always making new and interesting versions: …

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America’s Most Revered Sushi Chef Opens a New Spot Dedicated to Cocktails and Robata Specialties

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In the United States, Masayoshi “Masa” Takayama is sushi — or at least really expensive sushi. Before Jiro Dreams of Sushi, it was Masa wants to charge you a fortunate for that exquisite tuna. Over his 37-year career in this country, first in Los Angeles and then in New York, …

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A New East Village Tea Bar Specializes in Rare Oolong, Savory Snacks, and Matcha-Infused Beer

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The slender glasses could be full of green juice, or something you might drink on St. Patrick’s Day. The beer, a rice-based lager from Japan’s Echigo Beer Company, is very green, but the color doesn’t come from food coloring. It’s matcha, first whisked with a bit of the beer in …

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63 Percent of New York Restaurants Have Been Cited for Rodent Infestations

Source: Grub Street NY

New Yorkers with a rat phobia: Hope your most recent restaurant meal was absolutely delicious, because it might be your last. For his data blog Urban_Calc, New York software engineer Thatcher Clay nosed around NYC Open Data’s restaurant inspections sheet and published his findings in a post this …

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De Blasio Staffer Shocks NYC by Declaring Chicago Deep-Dish the Best Pizza in the U.S.

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Eric Phillips is the press secretary for known bad eater of pizza Bill de Blasio. He was apparently in Chicago over the weekend, and under normal circumstances, this would not be noteworthy. Phillips, however, tweeted this:

The Lobster Club Unveils Midtown’s Swankiest New Surf and Turf

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The Lobster Club, the final restaurant in the Major Food Group’s three-headed revamp of the former Four Seasons space, opens tonight. The Japanese brasserie’s dining room is a colorful contrast to the Grill and the Pool, looking more like the set for a new Austin Powers movie. …

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New York’s Best Slice Shop Is Suing Copycat Pizzerias

Source: Grub Street NY

Joe’s Pizza, the city’s preeminent slice shop, isn’t happy one of its former employees is running a knockoff chain over in Brooklyn that could definitely fool even some seasoned New Yorkers. Victor Zarco spent 17 years at Pino “Joe” Pozzuoli’s famous pizzeria, but departed in 2004 to open …

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Salt Bae Has Officially Begun Hiring for His New York Restaurant

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Nusret Gökçe, better known by his nom de hashtag Salt Bae, has been off the radar for a near-eternity in internet years. (#SaltBae was last trending on Twitter 11 months ago.) He’s spent time since hanging out with Leo DiCaprio and voting in Turkey’s elections, but …

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The Absolute Best Restaurants Near Barclays Center

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As far as concessions go, there are plenty of options inside Barclays Center, ranging from decent to good. But if you’re the sort of person who prefers not to wolf something down while crammed into a stadium seat and trying to watch a game or concert, you’re in luck: The …

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The Papaya King on St. Marks Is a Goner

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The reign of the East Village Papaya King has come to an end. The hot-dog-and-tropical-juice-combo shop closed its St. Marks location after four years, following — you guessed it — the purchase of its building by a developer.

Real Estate Equities Corporation plans to demolish its home at 3 St. …

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Here’s How New York’s Chefs Fared in the Marathon

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The New York City Marathon was yesterday, and for the first time in 40 years an American, Shalane Flanagan, won the women’s race. Also, some chefs left their stove tops to join Flanagan for the annual jog. Eleven Madison Park‘s Daniel Humm participated for the third time, running …

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The Pool Is Posh, Pricey, and a Little Prosaic

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“The Grill feels like a country club, and this feels like a cruise ship,” observed one of the diners in our party as we settled down to dinner at the Major Food Group’s latest Seagram Building production, the Pool. The cruise-ship analogy probably works best when you take all of …

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Blue Ribbon Opened 25 Years Ago — Here’s How It Became the Ultimate Late-night Chef Hangout

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On Tuesday, November 3, 1992, two momentous events took place: Bill Clinton was elected the 42nd president of the United States and the original Blue Ribbon Brasserie opened at 97 Sullivan Street. Chefs and owners (and brothers) Bruce and Eric Bromberg vowed to stay open until 4 a.m. and …

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The Absolute Best Offal in New York

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Until recently, the consumption of animal guts was a guilty, off-the-menu pleasure, best done hidden from polite company. With the rise of the Nose-to-Tail Generation, however, those of us who enjoy consuming variety meats have never had it so good. Here are our absolute favorite places in the city for …

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13 Excellent Things to Eat, Drink, and Do in New York City This November

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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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The Loyal Is a Brand-new Brasserie That Already Feels Familiar

Source: Grub Street NY

“So where’s my foie gras?” murmured the offal-loving guest to my left, as our little party of eaters processed the first wave of appetizers to descend on our crowded little table at John Fraser’s new Bleecker Street brasserie, the Loyal. The dish in question is listed on the crowded, …

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NYC’s Newest Fine-Dining Restaurant Costs $225 — Hold the Waiters

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David Bouley isn’t giving up on fine dining. This Thursday, the chef-restaurateur opens Bouley at Home in the Flatiron. The 1,600-square-foot restaurant will also be home to a bakery, cooking school, food lab, and catering operation. Dinner there will set you back a cool $225, not including drinks …

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New York Is Finally Repealing Its 91-Year-Old Law That Bans Dancing in Bars

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Karma has finally come for New York’s wildly outdated Cabaret Law: The bizarre, almost century-old regulation that makes it illegal to dance in more than 99 percent of the city’s bars is expected to get yanked tomorrow when City Council votes on a bill to repeal it. …

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Here Are the 2018 Michelin Stars for New York City

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Michelin has released its annual ranking of New York restaurants, announcing which were deemed worthy of its coveted stars. The biggest news, by far, is that Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s flagship, Jean Georges, has been demoted from three stars to two.

Sushi Ginza Onodera is also in the two-star category, however, …

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