Archive for April 30, 2015

Death Ave Starts Screening Outdoor Movies

Death Ave Starts Screening Outdoor Movies

Source: Eater NY

You know it’s springtime in New York when the outdoor movies start rolling out. Starting May 4, Death Ave, will offer a picnic and outdoor movie special every Monday night. According to Eater, for $44 you’ll get a plate of spreads, Greek cheeses, wine or beer, and a seat on the patio. Seatings begin at 7 p.m.

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Wylie Dufresne Debuts Tasting-Menu at Alder Tonight

Wylie Dufresne Debuts Tasting-Menu at Alder Tonight

Source: Eater NY

Wylie Dufresne had us at brie ice cream. Tonight he goes tasting-menu only at Adler, according to Eater. The tasting menu is $65 per-person, but considering he’s a genius and the food is delicious, consider it money well spent. Here’s what’s on the menu for tonight:

Scallops, red grape, coriander-brown butter

Black garlic potatoes, bravas consommé, chorizo, scallion

Okonomiyaki silver dollars, kewpie mayo, “syrup”

Lamb, ramp panisse, smoked yogurt, vadouvan

Brie ice cream, Triscuit, pickled cherry, port wine cashew

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Rosie’s Starts Serving Fresh-Masa Quesadillas Tonight

Rosie's Starts Serving Fresh-Masa Quesadillas Tonight

Source: Grub Street New York

If you’re looking for no-frills, authentic and fresh tasting Mexican, look no further than Rosie’s now open in the East Village. Chefs Angel Andrade and Chester Gerl are serving up traditional dishes such as queso fundido, Baja-fish tacos, carne asada, and of course churros. Even the masa gets careful attention. According to Grub Street, it gets folded and griddled to make quesadillas and formed into cakes, which are filled with seasonal offerings like fava beans.

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Wine Deals to Take Advantage of Around the City

Wine Deals to Take Advantage of Around the City

Source: Eater NY

Wine is much more enjoyable when it’s not draining your wallet. Eater compiled a list of wine deals to be sure to take advantage of.

Every other Saturday at Del Posto there’s a drop-in wine tasting where guests can try five different wine (grouped by a different theme each tasting) for $5 cash. The tasting starts at 1 p.m. and is led by someone on the Del Posto sommelier team. The next upcoming tasting is on May 9.

Osteria Morini‘s industry night offers bottles of Lambrusco for $28, and glasses for $7 every Monday night form 9 p.m. to close. Pasta dishes are also discounted.

Take part of Corkbuzz’s champagne campaign. Each night from 10 p.m. to close all bottles of Champagne (excluding Cava and Prosecco) are offered at half of their normal price. The offer is good at both Union Square and Chelsea Market Corkbuzz locations.

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Smorgasburg to Pop-up in Shipping Containers this Summer on Coney Island

Smorgasburg to Pop-up in Shipping Containers this Summer on Coney Island

Source: Eater NY

A mini Smorgasburg will be coming to Coney Island this summer, according to Eater. Unlike the Smorgasburg in Williamsburg that houses 100 vendors, the Coney Island one will just have 12. However it might be worth checking out this version since all of the vendors are housed in the own shipping container which brings back memories of Dekalb Market.

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Starbuck’s Ethos Water Comes from Bone-Dry California

Starbuck's Ethos Water Comes from Bone-Dry California

Source: Grub Street New York

Starbuck’s Ethos water should really be called Irony. The water that “helps children get clean water” really comes from drought-ridden California. According to Grub Street, Ethos bottles distributed in the western U.S. come from a plant in Merced, an area the government considers in “exceptional drought.” However, Starbucks defends the company in saying it comes from “a private spring source that is not used for municipal water for any communities.”

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Hungry City: At HanYang BunSik, Snacking Is Encouraged

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Source: New York Times Dining & Wine

In a corner of a 24-hour mart in Flushing, Queens, Koreans redefine the snack.

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Pro-Styrofoam Coalition Sues City to Overturn Styrofoam Ban

Pro-Styrofoam Coalition Sues City to Overturn Styrofoam Ban

Source: Eater NY

It’s no secret that styrofoam doesn’t go down in the landfill without a fight. Earlier this year, Mayor Bill DeBlasio signed off on a law the will ban businesses from using styrofoam takeout containers, that is set to go into effect July 1. However, styrofoam manufacturers, restaurant owners, and recycling businesses are fighting to overturn it. In a suit, the pro-foam party says they had been working with the Sanitation Department to develop a plan to recycle both hard and soft foams.

 

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Italian-leaning Faro to Open in Bushwick Next Week

Italian-leaning Faro to Open in Bushwick Next Week

Source: Grub Street New York

Looking for a restaurant where you can trust that the chef ethically sources his ingredients? Kevin Adey is opening Faro in Bushwich next week on May 6, and you can trust that he does just that. According to Grub Street, he only purchases meat and fish from farmers and fishermen with whom he is on a first-name basis and honors the animals by using every bit of them in his cooking. He even mills the organic flour. Does it get any better than that?

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Starbucks Opens First Ever “Express” Store in FiDi

Starbucks Opens First Ever "Express" Store in FiDi

Source: Eater NY

Starbucks’ efficiency is hit or miss depending on what store you go to. But one thing is sure, it’s likely to be speedy when you go to their very first “express” store. According to Eater, Starbucks opened a no-seating, quick in and out store in the Financial District that only serves up drinks that are fast to make (so no Frappuccinos). Guests place their order with an employee before entering the register, then leave through a different door. It’s all very efficient in theory, hopefully in practice as well.

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The Welcome Conference Returns this June

The Welcome Conference Returns this June

Source: Grub Street New York

The hospitality-focused Welcome Conference is returning again on June 15. Leaders of the industry will focus on the topic of how to make people feel good and what it means to be “right” in the hospitality industry. According to Grub Street, speakers include Danny Meyer and Chipotle CEO Steve Ells. Tickets are on sale for $175, and while that is a bit steep, it does include breakfast by the NoMad, Sweetgreen salads, Joe’s coffee and an afternoon snack from Eleven Madison Park.

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Michael Lomonaco Urges Restaurants to Support Nepal

Michael Lomonaco Urges Restaurants to Support Nepal

Source: Eater NY

The death toll in Nepal, after the tragic earthquake, rose to 5,057 as of this Tuesday. Chef Micael Lomonaco is urging restauranteurs to donate a portion of their May proceeds to the American Red Cross, or to add a line to receipts so that diners can donate directly, as part of his #DineOut4Nepal campaign, according to Eater.

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It’s Free Cone Day at Carvel and They’re Offering Nutella Ice Cream!

It's Free Cone Day at Carvel and They're Offering Nutella Ice Cream!

Source: Grub Street New York

The best things in life are free…but they’re also of the ice cream nature. Luckily, today Carvel combines both those things because it’s free cone day! According to Grub Street, Carvel will be giving away junior cones with your choice of vanilla, chocolate or Nutella flavored ice cream.

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Fed-Up McDonald’s Worker Knocks Out Unruly Customer on Video

Fed-Up McDonald's Worker Knocks Out Unruly Customer on Video

Source: Grub Street New York

Can’t catch the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight this weekend? Why not just watch this McDonald’s worker knock out a customer instead. One customer apparently pushed one employee too far after he reportedly spit on the counter and then hurled a “Caution: Wet Floor” sign at employees, according to Grub Street. Watch this video of a McDonald’s worker put the sleeper on this one college student in East Lansing, Michigan.

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Mu Ramen to Debut 11-course Tasting Menu

Mu Ramen to Debut 11-course Tasting Menu

Source: Eater NY

 Before Mu Ramen’s Joshua Smookler focused on noodles he spent years cooking at Per Se. With that being said, it shouldn’t come as a complete surprise then that Smookler has decided to debut a tasting menu later this month. According to Eater, the tasting menu will sport roughly 11 courses and will cost $145 per person. It will only be served at the chef’s counter in the restaurant and will only be available on Friday and Saturday nights with two seatings, at 6 and 8:30 p.m. This is also pretty exciting even for those dining a la carte because it means Mu Ramen will cease to be cash-only.

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