Archive for January 31, 2015

East Village Location of Terroir Wine Bar to Turn into Restaurant

East Village Location of Terroir Wine Bar to Turn into Restaurant

Source: Eater NY

The original Terroir Wine Bar will turn into a restaurant, now that Marco Canora has taken ownership of tiny East Village spot. According to Eater, Hearth and this upcoming restaurant will be Canora’s while Paul Grieco will hold onto the wine bars located in Tribeca, Murray Hill and the Highline.

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Today Kicks Off Poutine Week at Mile End Deli

Today Kicks Off Poutine Week at Mile End Deli

Source: Eater NY

 It has been one month since New Years, which means it is officially acceptable to ditch the resolutions without feeling overwhelmingly guilty. Which happens to be just in time for Mile End’s annual poutine week. Today marks poutine week at the delis two locations plus their pop-up at Threes Brewing. According to Eater, they’ll be serving up five different poutines and this years new addition is The Fat Jewish Poutine (fries, beef tongue, hot dog, salami, bacon, cheese curds, and gravy).

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Cauliflower Parmesan to Warm the Soul

Source: New York Times Dining & Wine

Melissa Clark for the Times has given the parm treatment to one of winter’s great vegetables- cauliflower! She first dips the cauliflower in flour and panko for some extra crunch. She then fries it up in a shallow pool of olive oil. Once the vegetable is fried and crunchy and hardly discernible as being “healthy” she layers it in a pan and gives it the parm treatment. Clark notes that it is important to use good parmesan, tomato sauce and mozzarella, after all those ingredients help anchor the dish. Give it a try when you just need a gooey cheesy dish to warm you up. Get the recipe here.

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Starbucks Rolls Out Limited-Edition Seahawks-themed Frappuccinos

Starbucks Rolls Out Limited-Edition Seahawks-themed Frappuccinos

Source: Grub Street New York

In honor of the Seattle-based coffee chain’s team making to the Super Bowl, Starbucks is debuting a Seahawks-themed frappuccino in select markets in the Pacific Northwest. According to Grub Street, the frap is a vanilla bean creme drink that is blended with blueberries and topped with green tea matcha-infused whip cream.

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Efraim Nahon to Return to Taboon and Expand Taboonette

Efraim Nahon to Return to Taboon and Expand Taboonette

Source: Eater NY

Popular Upper West Side spot Bustan has just lost their chef/partner Efraim ‘Efi’ Nahon, who will become chef/partner at Taboon, according to Eater. Both restaurants revolve around the traditional Middle Eastern wood burning ovens called taboons. Nahon also plans to launch Taboonette, a more casual dining concept that will offer pita verisions of pulled pork with barbecue mustard sauce and grilled salmon with oven roasted vegetables.

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An App that Offers Discounts for Drinkers

An App that Offers Discounts for Drinkers

Source: New York Times Dining & Wine

Here’s an app that should be on everyones phone. It’s called Happy, and it allows users to drink cheap at participating bars in Brooklyn and downtown Manhattan. According to the Times simply flash your screen at the bar and you can get discounts like $2 off a Smuttynose I.P.A., however it is important to note that deals are available only at certain times and bars.

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A Homemade Dumpling Recipe to Ring in Chinese New Year

A Homemade Dumpling Recipe to Ring in Chinese New Year

Source: New York Times Dining & Wine

Chinese New Year is coming up, and regardless of whether you celebrate it’s a great time to make dumpling at home. David Tanis for the Times has a recipe that will bring you luck all year. Dumplings are said to bring good fortune, and eating them is not only delicious but you’re also pretty much obligated to do so…(tough huh?) Tanis says it’s not difficult to make a good dumpling so give his little shrimp and scallop pockets of pure joy a try. You can even make your own dough if you’re feeling extra DIY-ey. Get the recipe here.

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Norbert’s in Bushwick to Shutter this Saturday

Norbert's in Bushwick to Shutter this Saturday

Source: Eater NY

Vegetarian pizza hangout, Norbert’s in Bushwich, is closing its doors after a final farewell party on Saturday night. According to Eater, the building’s new owner isn’t down with the graffitied pizzeria. Norbert’s Express will remain open.

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Polo Bar has New York’s Toughest Door Policy

Polo Bar has New York's Toughest Door Policy

Source: Grub Street New York

Looks like Polo Bar can use a lesson in hospitality from Danny Meyer. Sierra Tishgart for Grub Street recently tried her luck (or lack thereof) to get into the midtown restaurant. It turns out, even to step foot in the place you need a reservation. How does Tishgart know this? Because there are two bouncers at the door with iPads verifying whether you’re an elite or a plebeian. If you do want to make a reservation, the wait starts at one-month. It’s probably best best to saddle up and head someplace else.

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Padma Lakshmi Go All In at Mission Chinese Food Last Night

Padma Lakshmi Go All In at Mission Chinese Food Last Night

Source: Eater NY

The stunning Padma Lakshmi was certainly on a mission last night at Mission Chinese Food. The Top Chef hostess and Paper magazine’s Kim Hastreiter hung out last night, and from the looks of it, they ordered the works. Eater notes that Danny Bowien also made an appearance at the table.

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Star Sitings in the City

Star Sitings in the City

Source: Grub Street New York

Not even Juno could keep the stars in this week. Grub Street spotted actors and politicians nomming down before the not-so-historic snow storm.

Anthony Weiner was spotted at ultra-chic spot Jack’s Wife Freda. Chris Rock at alone at Ora di Pasta at the Plaza while three bodyguards watched. Bloomberg washed down pizza with booze alongside Charlie Rose at Serafina. And Meg Ryan and Uma Thurman were both spotted at Upland on separate evenings.

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New DOH Regulations Could Impact Sushi Restaurants

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Source: Eater NY

Places like Sushi Nakazawa and Masa could be in trouble if the new Department of Health’s proposed regulations get passed. The DOH is considering imposing new regulations that would require restaurants to freeze almost all the fish they want to serve raw or raw-like (such as ceviche) in order to reduce the risk of parasites. The New York State Restaurant Association points out, it would require a lot of restaurants to make big investments in new and expensive freezers. According to Eater the Board of Health will meet in March to make the final decision.

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Shake Shack Gives Away Free Burgers in Celebration of NYSE Debut

Shake Shack Gives Away Free Burgers in Celebration of NYSE Debut

Source: Eater NY

In celebration of Shake Shack’s NYSE debut, the chain will be giving away sausage, egg and cheese sandwiches (usually only found at Grand Central and JFK) in front of the Stock Exchange. According to Eater, the SHAK stock is now trading at $21 a share, which is way higher than anticipated. And incase free sausage, egg and cheese burgers weren’t enough, there will also be a double decker bus riding around Manhattan, making stops at Shake Shacks throughout the day with some “swag.”

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Benjamin McKenzie’s Go-to Bagel

Benjamin McKenzie's Go-to Bagel

Source: Grub Street New York

Ryan Atwood, sorry we mean Benjamin McKenzie makes sure to eat a bagel at least once a month. And for a Austin born, Los Angeles transplant we guess that’s not a bad start. The Gotham star (previously of The O.C. and Southland) recently made the move to New York and dished to Grub Street about his got to eats. He said, “I lived in L.A. for ten years, and I moved to New York in the summer, after the series got picked up. There’s a Murray’s right across the way from me in Chelsea, so I went there and got the #1: lox, capers, onions, everything.” Good man.

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Litchi Toxin May Give Rise to Mysterious Epidemic in India, Inquiry Finds

Litchi Toxin May be Cause of Mysterious Epidemic in India

Source: New York Times Dining & Wine

Every year, just as the litchi fruit ripens children overburden hospitals in India. First with convulsions, then a state of unconsciousness and for one third of the sickened youth, it shortly leads to death. According to the Times it is believed to have something to do with a litchi toxin. Dr. Padmini Srikantiah says, “we believe it’s likely to be some sort of toxin” that causes a sharp drop in blood sugar levels that then leads to seizures. Investigators are testing for possible poisons as catalysts for pesticides and heavy metals. A toxin found in litchi seeds has become a focus of further testing.

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