Archive for August 29, 2014

Get Your Free Hotdogs From Snap Dog this Monday

Get Your Free Hotdogs From Snap Dog this Monday

Source: Eater NY

If you’re going on an all day Labor Day bender and could use a pick-me-up snack throughout your marathon, be sure to stop by Snap Dog. According to Eater, they will be handing out free hotdogs and sausages on Monday at its location at 20th Street and 10th Avenue.

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Fast Casual Indian Coming to Bryant Park this September

Fast Casual Indian Coming to Bryant Park this September

Source: Eater NY

Nearly every type of cuisine is taking after the Chipotle-style service, and Baluchi’s Fresh Indian is jumping on the bandwagon. The father and son team of Rakesh and Rohan Aggarwal are set to open Baluchi’s Fresh in Bryant Park on September 4, according to Eater.

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Ramen Burger Creator Dishes on How Much Ramen.Co Makes a Day

Ramen Burger Creator Dishes on How Much Ramen.Co Makes a Day

Source: Eater NY

Think the ramen burger is something to scoff at? Well maybe…but creator Keizo Shimamoto ditched a six-figure income to study ramen in Japan, and now Ramen.Co is pulling in $5,000 a day according to Eater.

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Fashion Week Ready Menu at FeelFood

Fashion Week Ready Menu at FeelFood

Source: Grub Street New York

As New York is gearing up for fashion week, there will be no shortage of beautiful women surviving off of coffee and cigarettes. But why not try FeelFood’s $18 “Fashion Week Ready” menu. According to Grub Street, you get one main, one juice, and one dessert. It’ll be served from September 1 to 14.

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Someone Went on a Weeklong Emoji Diet

Someone Went on a Weeklong Emoji Diet

Source: Grub Street New York

In the name of good journalism, Kelsey Rexthroat put herself on a weeklong all-emoji diet for The Atlantic. According to Grub Street, Rexthroat alarmingly discovered that 8 emojis involve rice, and 11 are desserts.

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The Last-Minute Reservation Guide: August 29

Source: Eater NY

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

· Bar Bolonat (9:30)
· The Gander (7:45, 8:15)
· élan 9:15)
· Betony (6:15, 9:30)
· Tertulia (6:15, 9:15)
· Per Se (10:00)
· Tocqueville (8:00)
· The Breslin (7:00)
· Alder (6:45, 9:15)
· Blenheim (7:45, 8:15)

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Almonds Are Killing California’s Salmon and Honeybees

Almonds Are Killing California's Salmon and Honeybees

Source: Grub Street New York

Almonds are bringing anything but joy for salmon and honeybees in California. According to Grub Street, every almond requires 1.1 gallons of water, and right now California produces 82 percent of the worldwide almond production. This means that these nuts that you go nuts for are hogging California’s drought-stricken water.

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Healthy Eats in the Lower East Side

Healthy Eats in the Lower East Side

Source: Eater NY

Healthy food doesn’t have to be dreaded. In fact in can even be enjoyed, at least when you head over to El Rey it is. Eater’s series The Green Scene is unearthing healthy restaurants throughout the city and this week El Rey Coffee Bar & Luncheonette is up. Chef Gerardo Gonzelz’s menu is inspired by Tijuana and Baja. For first-timers be sure to try the grains and credit salad which comes with a base of farro, toasted pecans, and lemon-dressed watercress. It is one of El Rey’s top sellers and it is absolutely divine and a guilt-free eat.

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Star Sitings in the East Village

Star Sitings in the East Village

Source: Grub Street New York

Joaquin Phoenix is still weird, there’s no denying that but at least the man knows how to eat. According to Grub Street, Phoenix picked up tofu sandwiches at Angelica Kitchen, the organic plant based cuisine spot in the East Village.

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Inside Look at The Breslin’s Lobster Boil

Inside Look at The Breslin's Lobster Boil

Source: Eater NY

It’s not Labor Day yet, which means there is still time to squeeze out every last drop of summer, and what better way to do so than with The Beslin’s lobster boil! Eater has an inside look of the hot dish of the moment with chef Christina Lecki. There’s a slew of ingredients, but besides the standard lobster boil frequenters such as corn, potatoes and of course lobster, there is also seaweed, beer and whelks!

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Arthur’s Tavern Jazz Club Shutters

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Source: Eater NY

Jazz lovers will have to let out a solemn tune for this news. The building that houses Arthur’s Tavern, one of the last standing jazz clubs is on the market for $6.25 million. According to Eater, the place opened in 1937 and has hosted legends like Charlie Parker and Roy Hargrove.

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Dunkin’ Donuts Debuts Dark-Roast Coffee

Dunkin' Donuts Debuts Dark-Roast Coffee

Source: Grub Street New York

Calling all java-holics and caffeine-feigns alike: Dunkin’ Donuts first-ever dark-roast went on sale yesterday. After the company’s 64-year history, guess someone at corporate finally figured out they should jump on this dark-roast coffee trend. Starbucks may have introduced “blonde” to its daily brew rotation, but let’s be honest, brunettes have more fun.

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Park Slope’s Al di La Keeps With the Classics

Park Slope's Al di La Keeps With the Classics

Source: Eater NY 

In a city where restaurants open and close on a weekly basis, it’s nice to have some consistency, and that’s exactly what you’ll get at Al di La in Park Slope. According to Eater, not much has changed since Emiliano Coppa and Anna Klinger opened in 1998. The menu still includes staples such as Swiss chard and ricotta malfatti, and braised rabbit on top of polenta. “We didn’t open to make a bang…We opened to have our own place and a better life,” Coppa said.

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East Houston Prepping for Construction

East Houston Prepping for Construction

Source: Eater NY

The construction on Orchard Street and East Houston is approaching fast. Houston Street fixture Bereket and Philly’s Cheese Steak shuttered this summer. According to Eater, Several other businesses including Lobster Joint, Ray’s Pizza, Empanada Mama, and Karaoke Boho were also offered buyouts. Luckily, Katz’s isn’t going anywhere soon.

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Eater’s Morning List: August 29

Source: Eater NY

· First We Feast: Twitter Reacts to Hamptons Rosé Shortage
· Edible Manhattan: A Portrait of the Greenmarket Back in 1977
· Eater: Can World Leaders Define ‘Culturally Acceptable’ Food?
· New York Times: 10 of New York City’s Most Surprising Wine Lists
· Gothamist: Tomato Season Brings Beautiful Bounty To NYC
· Eater: 40 Percent of Restaurant Workers Live in Poverty
· Zagat: Where to Spend Labor Day Weekend in NYC
· Fork in the Road: What to Order at Four-Decade-Old Fortunato Brothers

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