Tag Archives: New York City

Instagram-Famous Raw-Cookie-Dough Shop Sued for Allegedly Making People Sick

Source: Grub Street NY

Maybe it’s not so “worry free” after all. Dō — Greenwich Village’s jam-packed shop that peddles raw cookie dough — has been slapped with a class-action lawsuit arguing that its Über-Instagrammed sweets are causing food-borne illnesses. This is unfortunate in a “Death Wish Coffee might actually cause …

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How New Yorkers Can Help Hurricane and Earthquake Victims

Source: Grub Street NY

Right now, it feels like North America is in disaster mood. Mexico was struck by its strongest recorded earthquake in a century, then a second powerful one. The Caribbean and South have been hit by three hurricanes, including the most powerful recorded storm to form in the Atlantic. After …

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Is Italian Food the Next Frontier of Fast-Casual Eating?

Source: Grub Street NY

Pity Sbarro. The Brooklyn-born chain has been operating for more than half a century, but its days as a food-court mainstay might be numbered. All across the country, even as the market becomes more saturated, restaurateurs and titans of industry are gunning to create the next fast-casual behemoth — and lately, …

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That Controversial Crown Heights Bar Finally Took Down Its Bullet-Hole Wall

Source: Grub Street NY

Crown Heights “boozy sandwich shop” Summerhill has been a flash point in the conversation about gentrification in New York since July, when its owner Becca Brennan sent out a press blast advertising a cocktail in front of a wall with what she claimed were bullet holes. Local protesters demanded …

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Nom Wah Tu Wants to Serve Late-night Dim Sum

Source: Grub Street NY

After 95 years on Doyers Street, Nom Wah started what is, comparatively, an expansion tear two years ago. Owner Wilson Tang opened just its second location in Philadelphia in 2015, then the brisk business Nom Wah Nolita in 2016, and the Canal Street Market stall Nom Wah …

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New Yorkers Are Getting a 5-Story Chick-fil-A That ‘Pays Homage’ to 9/11

Source: Grub Street NY

Chick-fil-A has quietly resumed its Gotham-wide expansion tear. It’s been over a year since its last location opened, New York’s third that invaded the Queens Center food court, setting off multiple boycotts and a public censure by Mayor de Blasio. Undaunted by that cool reception, …

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Ex-Employee Claims Shake Shack Let Sick Workers Serve Food

Source: Grub Street NY

A disgruntled ex–Shake Shack employee has filed a lawsuit alleging that one of the chain’s New York locations repeatedly turned a blind eye to workplace-safety violations, and that he got fired for asking his manager about this. Derrick Via worked for the company from 2012 to 2017, and transferred …

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A New Roman Restaurant Is Pushing Pinsa Instead of Pizza

Source: Grub Street NY

Beverage manager Michael Schall, chef Michele Baldacci, and sommelier Rocco Spagnardi aren’t the most famous names in New York food. But their hugely popular Locanda Vini e Olii is a neighborhood restaurant anyone would be happy to have nearby. Tomorrow, the trio will bring some of that charm to …

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These Burgeoning Supermarkets Are a Mirror of Immigrant New York

Source: Grub Street NY

In a time when traditional supermarkets are on the wane, massive so-called ethnic stores like the Asian-focused H Mart and the eclectic Food Bazaar are on a tear, opening new branches around the city and the country (often in the vacant shells of defunct conventional grocery stores). These aren’t the …

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New Yorkers, Better Start Preparing Now for ‘At Least’ 50 More Taco Bell Locations

Source: Grub Street NY

Do you belong to the niche school of thought that holds that fast-food chains are vastly underrepresented in New York City? Great news: Your imperfect municipal area is about to get a bonkers number of new Taco Bells. The chain today announced plans to blanket the city in “at …

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Investigating Shake Shack’s Latest Collaboration, the Fergus Henderson Eel Burger

Source: Grub Street NY

Today, two of the biggest names in meat join forces: Shake Shack and Fergus Henderson, the offal-obsessed brain behind England’s St. John and other restaurants. He’s the latest chef to pop by the burger chain’s original Madison Square Park location for a collaborative stunt burger, one of the ultimate …

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14 New Cocktails to Help You Accept That Summer Is Ending

Source: Grub Street NY

It’s always a good time to drink in New York, but it’s particularly good these days. Cocktail culture has spread so that all restaurants of a certain stripe offer interesting original drinks, while loosening its collar and relaxing a bit in recent years. With fall around the corner, many of …

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‘Fyre Festival of Pizza’ Says It Will Give Refunds to Angry Attendees

Source: Grub Street NY

Four days after enraging hungry pizza fans, and two days after New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman opened an inquiry into the event, New York City Pizza Festival’s organizer has promised refunds to people who paid to go to the “total scam.” A note posted on Pizza Fest’s …

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A New East Village Bar Evokes New England’s Seaside Dives

Source: Grub Street NY

When the Lost Lady opens tonight, its owners will attempt something that’s particularly difficult to pull off in the bar world: creating a new space that feels instantly comfortable and lived-in. It’s a tall order — but if anyone can do it, we’d bank on owners Robert Ceraso and …

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The Absolute Best Schnitzel in New York

Source: Grub Street NY

When it comes to the cuisines of the world, traditional Austro-German food might not be at the top of your list — it tends toward the mild, and the heavy. But consider the schnitzel: When done well — meat pounded to optimal thinness, breading well-seasoned, fried so that it’s extra crispy …

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Brother Jimmy’s Owner Led a Renegade Rescue Mission to the Caribbean After Irma

Source: Grub Street NY

When Hurricane Irma began destroying the Caribbean last week, Brother Jimmy’s founder Jim Goldman — a 30-year veteran of the New York restaurant industry — was dry and probably pretty content in the city. But he soon learned that several friends were trapped on St. Martin, the tiny …

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David Chang Will Open a Massive New Momofuku Noodle Bar in the Time Warner Center

Source: Grub Street NY

When David Chang opened Momofuku Noodle Bar in 2004, it was occupying a 650-square-foot space that was, aesthetically and conceptually, a far cry from Manhattan’s glitzy dining palaces. He’s since opened a string of restaurants longer reaching than a tangle of Chinese longevity noodles, going more upscale with

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New York Attorney General Opens Inquiry Into Brooklyn’s ‘Total Scam’ Pizza Festival

Source: Grub Street NY

Problems may only just be starting for the organizers of this past weekend’s New York City Pizza Festival, an event failure of Fyre proportions that enraged attendees by charging as much as $75 for access to a couple of tents, a DJ, “about 5 pies cut into …

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Adding Pantries and Spice to New York’s Hungry Neighborhoods

Source: NY Times Food

Food providers are changing the way pantries are operated in the city to better serve more than 1 million people who need emergency food.

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Brooklyn Pizza Festival Enrages Attendees, Drawing Comparisons to Fyre

Source: Grub Street NY

Every week, the world of event organizing brings the possibility of another Fyre Festival, a hospitality-industry failure so complete that ticket buyers and event partners have now filed no fewer than seven class-action lawsuits. It isn’t quite a Ja Rule & Co.–level fiasco, but this past weekend still …

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For Once, High Rent Hasn’t Forced a New York Institution to Shutter

Source: Grub Street NY

Back in June, it was rumored that Sparks, one of New York’s best steakhouses, was possibly in store for an unwelcome 50th birthday present from its landlord, the Durst Organization: a 100 percent rent hike. Such a bump would have caused the restaurant to lay off 87 …

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First Look at Old Rose at the Jane Hotel From the Owners of the Smile

Source: Grub Street NY

When Sean MacPherson set out to find new operators for the space vacated by Cafe Gitane in his Jane Hotel, he didn’t have to look far. Matt Kliegman and Carlos Quirarte were already running the Jane Ballroom and rooftop, in addition to their own mini-fiefdom of the Smile and its …

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At Danny Meyer’s New Café, the ‘Iced Coffee’ Is Actually Ice

Source: Grub Street NY

In Italy, iced coffee can mean something very different: Espresso that’s semi-frozen, so it’s firm and scoopable, made into a granita that’s sometimes topped with a liberal dose of whipped cream. Granitas come from Sicily, where they’re a respite from ragingly hot summers, but they’re found all over Italy now, …

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