Archive for July 31, 2014

Calorie Count at Cheesecake Factory is Off the Charts

Calorie Count at Cheesecake Factory is Off the Charts

Source: Grub Street New York

When you’re looking to dine at a place that will absolutely obliterate your tastebuds, turns out Cheesecake Factory gets the blue ribbon. This year’s Center for Science in the Public Interest named three Cheesecake Factory dishes as the most “abominably calorie-laden chain menu items” according to Grub Street. Breakfast might be the most important meal of the day, but when it’s at Cheesecake Factory, it might be the worst. The French Toast Napoleon is 2,900 calories. A solid 700 to 900 more than recommended for moderately active adults.

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The Last Minute Reservation Guide: July 31

Source: Eater NY

Eater scanned through all all the restaurants on OpenTable with reservations for two still available for tonight.

· Rotisserie Georgette (9:00)
· élan (9:45)
· The Breslin (9:30)
· Bacchanal (9:00, 9:30)
· The Musket Room (7:45, 8:30)
· Piora (7:45, 8:45)
· All’Onda (6:00, 9:15)

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L.A.’s Ari Taymore to Host Dinner at Martha’s Vineyard

L.A.'s Ari Taymore to Host Dinner at Martha's Vineyard

Source: Grub Street New York

Planning a trip to Martha’s Vineyard this summer? Los Angeles chef Ari Taymor of Alma will presumably be foraging the island for good eats to put in his locavore dinner at Fischer’s Beetlebung Farm on August 11. Accoding to Grub Street, the dinner is $200 and you’ll need to call ahead for reservations.

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Why Does Carbone’s Caesar Salad Cost $21?

Why Does Carbone's Caesar Salad Cost $21?

Source: Eater NY

Let’s talk about this Carbone Caesar salad that come’s nary a rainbow or unicorn and yet rings up at $21. Eater talked to Carbone chef Mario Carbone and after learning that they use hydroponic baby gem lettuce, two types of anchovies, and croutons cut from Parm’s semolina rolls, we suppose it’s justifiable, right?

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Jekyll & Hyde Being Sued for Unpaid Rent

Jekyll & Hyde Being Sued for Unpaid Rent

Source: Eater NY

Here’s something that’s truly spooky- owing your landlord $2M in unpaid rent. According to Eater, Donald Finley, who owns Jekyll & Hyde is currently being sued for that exact reason. The restaurant began falling behind in payments almost immediately after moving to Times Square in2011 and just recently filed for bankruptcy. As of now it is still open.

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Lulu’s Bar in Greenpoint Closes

Brooklyn bar Lulu's will stick around until August 9th and then the Greenpoint hangout will close its doors. According to Eater, the owner of the bar John McGillion has been battling his landlord for months over plans to turn LuLu's into a gay bar. That plan fell through leaving the bar no option but to shutter in a few weeks.

Source: Eater NY

Brooklyn bar Lulu’s will stick around until August 9th and then the Greenpoint hangout will close its doors. According to Eater, the owner of the bar John McGillion has been battling his landlord for months over plans to turn LuLu’s into a gay bar. That plan fell through leaving the bar no option but to shutter in a few weeks.

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Sam Sifton Appointed Food Editor at the New York Times

Sam Sifton Appointed Food Editor at the New York Times

Source: Grub Street New York

Sam Sifton, food writer and former Times restaurant critic, has been appointed to food editor at the New York Times. This makes him the first to hold the role since the Craig Claiborne era, according to Grub Street. Thus far Sifton is responsible for the recently-launched, multimedia-heavy Cooking section and renaming the paper’s “Dining” section to “Food.”

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President Obama Hits Up Kansas City BBQ Joint

President Obama Hits Up Kansas City BBQ Joint

Source: Grub Street New York

Just because President Obama was born in Hawaii doesn’t mean he can’t appreciate some good down home Southern cooking. POTUS stopped into Arthur Bryant’s in Kansas City to chew the fat with some folks (not literally) and enjoy some barbecue. According to Grub Street, he ordered ribs, a Bud Light, water and fries. He wanted some cole slaw, but the restaurant was out.

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Bobby Flay Reveals that Vegetable Paella is Gato’s Best Selling Entree

Bobby Flay Reveals that Vegetable Paella is Gato's Best Selling Entree

Source: Eater NY

New York may be anti-soda ban but it’s pro mushroom and kale paella. At the Chefs & Champagne party, Bobby Flay said, “People are eating a crazy amount of vegetables. What is going on?” According to Eater, his best selling entree at Gato is his wild mushroom and kale paella.

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Kosher Restaurant Mike’s Bistro Moves Midtown East

Kosher Restaurant Mike's Bistro Moves Midtown East

Source: Eater NY

Call it an intimidation tactic or just simply a relocation, but either way Mike’s Bistro has closed its doors on the Upper West Side and has moved closer to its biggest kosher competitor, The Prime Grill. According to Eater, the new space is twice large as its previous home, with 180 seats and five private rooms and the menu has several new items.

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Momofuku Milk Bar Debuts Seasonal Menu Friday

Momofuku Milk Bar Debuts Seasonal Menu Friday

Source: Eater NY

Crack pie addicts and Christina Tosi fans alike will be happy to know that Momofuku Milk Bar‘s seasonal menu debuts Friday. There will be chocolate chip cake and apple pie cake (brown butter and cinnamon cake, soaked in cider and layered with cheesecake, pie dough and apple compote) as well as cubano bagel bombs, according to Eater.

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Pete Wells Gives Russ & Daughters Cafe Two Stars

Pete Wells Gives Russ & Daughters Cafe Two Stars

Source: Eater NY

For the skeptics, it’s now official: Russ & Daughters Cafe is a place New Yorkers can be proud to call their own. Pete Wells for the Times was charmed by the sit-down version of the Lower East Side’s store. Here’s a tip though, go before dinner! According to Eater, Wells finds the menu looks best by daylight. For some good eats be sure to try the cocktails, rye bread, baby knishes, cold borscht and of course it’s hard to go wrong with salmon roe and creme fraiche with latkes. Wells awarded the cafe two stars.

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Bradley Cooper Toiled at Burger King to Prepare for Next Role

Bradley Cooper Toiled at Burger King to Prepare for Next Role

Source: Grub Street New York

Everyone knows that Burger King is just a well of inspiration, it only seems obvious that Bradley Cooper toiled there to prepare for his next big role…doesn’t it? According to Grub Street, the actor spent a few hours working on the Whopper line at a London Burger King before retiring to film scenes there on Monday. The new movie (which is pretty much Chef before Chef beat them to the punch) stars Cooper, who plays a character that was once a great outcast chef and who interviews line cooks for his great comeback restaurant.

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Toby’s Public House Coming to Columbia Street

Toby's Public House Coming to Columbia Street

Source: Grub Street New York

Brooklyn might not support a Starbucks, but who wouldn’t support a bar that also houses wood-fired pizza? Luckily, Toby’s Public House is eying a second Brooklyn location on Columbia Street, according to Grub Street. Looks like this street is the up and coming hot spot with newly opened Orchard bar and restaurant and soon its own Fancy Hot Dogs, a hot-dog centric bar.

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Cemita’s Mexican Sandwiches & Tacos Coming to Brooklyn Whole Foods

Cemita's Mexican Sandwiches & Tacos Coming to Brooklyn Whole Foods

Source: Eater NY

Yuji Ramen at Whole Foods will be missed, but not for long. Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg regular, Cemita’s Mexican Sandwiches & Tacos, is moving in permanently and will open its in-store shop this Friday, according to Eater. Owner Danny Lyu will serve tacos and options of carnitas, chicken tinga, barbacoa and vegetarian mushroom mixed cemitas.

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