Archive for October 31, 2014

Threes Brewing Hosting a Party with BrisketTown

Threes Brewing Hosting a Party with Brisket Town

Source: Eater NY

Hop heads, mark your calendars. Brooklyn beer-maker Threes Brewing is hosting an event with Brisket Town on November 8 at its soon-to-open brew pub. According to Eater, growlers of the house IPA are available on pre-sale and there will be live blue grass.

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Day of the Dead Party at Cafe el Presidente

Day of the Dead Party at Cafe el Presidente

Source: Eater NY

The Halloween festivities don’t have to stop after today. Tomorrow, Cafe el Presidente is hosting a day of the dead party. Tickets are $60, and according to Eater, the fiesta will include  a copy of Mexico: The Cookbook, special Day of the Dead dishes, and tequila cocktails. And for those of you who want to do some Instagram flexing, there will be a Day of the Dead altar installation.

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Man Robs Several Subways because Jared’s Diet Didn’t Work for Him

Man Robs Several Subways because Jared's Diet Didn't Work for Him

Source: Grub Street New York

This one man robbed Subway stores because he realized that eating high-sodium deli meats in a sandwich with cheese and various sauces, is in fact not a viable way to lose weight. According to Grub Street, police in Alabama say they’ve arrested a man who went on a several-day-long robbing spree of holding at least four Subways at gunpoint because he’d spent a lot of money on “Jared’s diet” and has seen none of Jared’s results.

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At Bowery Meat Co. You Can Start Your Meal with Fois Gras Parfait

At Bowery Meat Co. You Can Start Your Meal with Fois Gras Parfait

Source: Eater NY

Bowery Meat Company proved that it is in fact possible to have the hots for a menu. When chef Paul DiBari puts items on it such as fois gras parfait, duck lasagna, oxtail arancini and Chinese BBQ pork belly, it’s hard not to feel a little something for these dishes. According to Eater, John McDonald and Josh Capon are gearing to open up this restaurant this Thursday.

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Inspiration Behind the Design of Justin Smillie’s Upland

Inspiration Behind the Design of Justin Smillie's Upland

Source: Eater NY

If you’ve had the chance to visit Justin Smillies Upland already, you know that the space is just as beautiful as the food. Eater talked to the firm that designed the space, Roman and Williams, for some insight as to what inspired the space.

“The food drives the details of design….The deep greens and fresh whites in this space, combined with the copper touches, create a very lively yet relaxed environment. Colors are always inspired by nature, in this case, the hillsides of California. The greens are the lush, rolling farmlands; the coppers are inspired by how that verdant hillside can change during a drought or cold season. These elements really define the intent of the space and enhance the California vibe of the food.”

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Hello Kitty Shaped Everything!

Hello Kitty Shaped Everything!

Source: Grub Street New York

If you’re a sucker for Hello Kitty and will be in Japan at a Parco department store sometime this season, check out the Hello Kitty Cafe where everything is shaped like this adorable feline. Literally, everything. According to Grub Street, there are kitty shaped crustless sandwiches, bento boxes, mousses, latte are and even raspberry pie.

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Obama Picked-up Enormous Chocolate Cake for Lunch

Obama Picked-up Enormous Chocolate Cake for Lunch

Source: Grub Street New York

It’s Halloween, and for some that means cheap candy, but for President Obama it means a six-layer chocolate cake. According to Grub Street, Obama picked up the cake in Rhode Island which was actually the second time in a month he ordered chocolate cake.

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Have You Given Okonomi Ramen in Williamsburg a Try?

Have You Given Okonomi Ramen in Williamsburg a Try?

Source: Eater NY

If you’re looking for light and authentic flavors of Japan, and can manage to find yourself a seat at this 12 seat restaurant in Williamsburg, then be sure to hit up Okonomi. Kat Odell for Eater visited the spot and was a fan of how fresh and local all of the ingredients were. She suggests the seasonal Japanese specialty of mazemen ramen with cod sperm (shirako), the Japanese pickles (oshinko) made with rice vinegar and yuzu, and a Japanese-style baked egg omelette. And during breakfast and lunch you absolutely have to try onsen tamago, anegg poached at the temperature of a hot spring (onsen means hot spring). The egg by itself is $1, with uni from Maine is $5, or with uni and (seasonal) salmon roe the bowl is $7 total.

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Gin Palace to Temporarily Close to Stop from Sinking into the Ground

Gin Palace Temporarily Closes to Stop from Sinking

Source: Grub Street New York

Things aren’t looking too hot for East Village bar Gin Palace. In fact it looks like they’re going down. Literally, the bar is sinking. According to Grub Street, Construction permits indicate that a sidewalk shed is about to go up in advance of structural work, which DeRossi says will leave Gin Palace “torn apart.” Gin Palace’s final day is November 6. Construction is expected to take at least two months.

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An Easy Pan-Fried Noodles Dish that Comes Together in Minutes

An Easy Pan-Fried Noodles Dish that Comes Together in Minutes

Source: New York Times Dining & Wine

Don’t let Asian cooking intimidate you. Melissa Clark for the Times has a spicy pan-fried noodles dish that comes together in minutes. Chances are you already have most of the ingredients in your pantry- Sriracha, garlic, chile flakes etc. The ingredient that will make or break the dish is noodles. Be sure to get springy Chinese egg noodles, rice noodles or soba noodles for the best results!

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Star Sitings in the City

Star Sitings in the City

Source: Grub Street New York

Something about the moon in October pulls all the celebrities out of hiding. Grub Street has the list of who dined where this week. Rihanna seems to be a fan of Da Silvano because she stopped by two nights in a row. Jerry Seinfeld is past Pop Tarts and onto rib eyes. 24-ounce rib eyes at Old Homestead Steakhouse. Meanwhile T.I. and Tiny dug right in to a feast of lobster, chicken satay and pepper prawns at Philippe (where Rick Ross showed up later in the night).

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Persian-Spiced Lamb Shanks Recipe

Persian-Spiced Lamb Shanks Recipe

Source: New York Times Dining & Wine

Despite popular belief, Persian food (though it has a lot of spices) is never over-spiced. And when done properly, it really lets the flavors of your protein show. In this case, David Tanis for the Times has a lamb shank recipe inspired by Persian flavors, that will really reveal a softer side of your lamb. Cook it slow and long and you’ll be rewarded with a silky lamb that’s almost-sticky in texture.

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Neighbors Not Too Happy with Bandit’s Roost, a Basement Speakeasy

Neighbors Not Too Happy with Bandit's Roost, a Basement Speakeasy

Source: Eater NY

So apparently a basement speakeasy is not the way for a restaurant in a residential building to win the neighbors’ hearts. The Tribeca restaurant Church Street Tavern and it’s basement speakeasy Bandit’s Roost are seriously peeving some neighbors. According to Eater, a resident who has lived in the building for 34 years said, “All of a sudden we had a bouncer outside of our door and these people wandering through our lobby to get inside…It was ridiculous.” The DOB has hit the restaurant and bar with a partial vacate order.

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Broth-Only Takeout Window, Brodo, Coming to the East Village Monday

Broth-Only Takeout Window, Brodo, Coming to the East Village Monday

Source: Eater NY

In a ramen-crazed era, we can’t say it comes as much of a surprise that Marco Canora is launching New York’s first and only takeout window devoted exclusively to broth. According to Eater, Canora will launch a takeout sipping broth window called Brodo in the East Village on Monday. He’ll sell broths made from the bones of local grass fed cows and organic chickens in paper coffee cups, because broth is “meant for sipping, not spooning.”

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Momofuku Milk Bar Rotates Its Menu with New Addition

Milk Bar Rotates Menu

Source: Eater NY

Momofuku Milk Bar rotated its menu which means that the mint cookies ‘n cream cake and chocolate-chocolate cookie are officially back. And new this year is caramel apple pie. Come November, the shop will bring back the Thanksgiving croissant.

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