Archive for May 31, 2016

Ice Cream Man Attacked Midtown Pretzel Vendor With Bat, Police Say

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Source: NY Times Food

John Cicero of New York Ice Cream turned himself in to face a charge that he hit the seller in the head on May 12.

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General Mills Recalls Some Flour After Consumers Fall Ill

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Source: NY Times Food

General Mills announced a recall of flour products after federal health officials linked them to an E. coli infection affecting 38 people in 20 states.

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Future Roberta’s Owner Tisch Plans Management Overhaul, Community Board Says

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Source: Eater NY

Plus, Roberta’s co-founder Brandon Hoy will be out under the new regime

Michael Tisch, member of the eponymous billionaire family, told a public community board that when his company Chorus Hospitality takes over Roberta’s, the restaurant’s ownership and management will be completely overhauled — with only chef and co-owner Carlo Mirarchi remaining, members of the board tell Eater. Brandon Hoy, a co-founder and co-owner, will be leaving when the deal closes, a restaurant spokesman confirms. As Eater previously reported, Tisch, along with Meatpacking District nightlife veteran Ben Grieff, has a deal in the works to invest in Bushwick pizzeria …

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Lowlife Unexpectedly Shutters After Six Months

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Source: Eater NY

One less small-plates New American restaurant for the Lower East Side

Lowlife, the six-month-old Lower East Side small plates restaurant where diners could get a $12 bowl of deconstructed borscht, closed for good on Friday, a principal confirms to Eater. Alex Leonard, former chef de cuisine of Blanca, opened Lowlife in November 2015 along with owner Hugh Crickmore (late of Mas Farmhouse and the Andrew Tarlow empire), telling Eater at the time that the New American restaurant would be “aggressively seasonal” and “aggressively local.” The restaurant’s sudden closure came as a surprise to staff, but the source (who requested anonymity …

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The Four Seasons 2.0: Multiple Dining Rooms, Outdoor Seating, Food Truck Planned

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Source: Eater NY

It’s set to open late 2017

Design plans are already in the works for the new Four Seasons, four blocks south of the original. Brazilian architect Isay Weinfeld is working with owners Julian Niccolini and Alex von Bidder to recreate the legendary space once it moves to its new home at 280 Park Ave., according to the Times’ Florence Fabricant, and they’re already considering elements like multiple dining rooms, outdoor seating, and even an interim food truck. Weinfeld is responsible for creating the restaurant’s furnishings, tableware, and serving utensils. Like the 1959 original, the new restaurant will have two dining rooms, …

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Colonia Verde’s Next Sunday Asado Features Alex Raij and Fany Gerson

Trust us: You want to hang out here.

Source: Grub Street New York

No excuse is necessary, really, for hanging out in the beautiful backyard at Fort Greene’s Colonia Verde, especially on summer nights. The restaurant has taken advantage of that space by inviting chefs from around Latin America and New York to grill and have a good time for its Sunday Asado series. The next one goes down from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on June 12 and will be, full disclosure, hosted by Grub Street’s Sierra Tishgart. Chef Alex Raij (Txikito, El Quinto Pino, La Vara, and Tekoá

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Levain Bakery, and Its Tremendous Cookies, Are Moving to a Bigger Space

Arguably the best.

Source: Grub Street New York

While Levain Bakery’s rich, buttery cookies are humongous — each weighs a whopping half-pound — its 400-square-foot Upper West Side home is uncomfortably tiny. After 21 years, it will move two blocks away, to a larger 3,000-square-foot space at 351 Amsterdam Avenue, but it will still keep the 74th Street original. This will surely mean more cookies for all — as well as, most likely, expanded operations. (New cookie flavors? Additional kinds of other pastries? Wholesale potential?) Take note that when Grub recently ordered a box for local delivery, the cookies arrived still warm.

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Off the Menu: Union Fare Restaurant Offers Contemporary Cuisine

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Source: NY Times Food

Also, a down-under turn at Coco & Cru, Combina is closing, the popular By Chloe plans a South Street Seaport outlet, and more.

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Carla Hall’s Southern Kitchen Soft-Opens on Columbia Street With Hot Chicken Galore

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Source: Eater NY

It’s the chef’s love letter to Nashville

After months of anticipation, Carla Hall’s Southern Kitchen soft-opened yesterday in the old Whiskey Soda Lounge space. Located across the street from Andy Ricker’s Pok Pok NY, Carla Hall’s fast-casual restaurant is serving Nashville-style hot chicken. This is the TV chef’s first official, standalone restaurant — she has a comfort food stall at Barclays Center, and she previously operated a counter in the temporarily closed Gansevoort Market. Chicken is served by the plate and by the piece, and is offered in six different levels of heat ranging from Hoot & Honey, a mild …

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Noodle Dish Gets a Meaty Singaporean Twist at Chomp Chomp

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Source: NY Times Food

At this Greenwich Village restaurant, the chef Simpson Wong rolls out his version of chee cheong fun.

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Enchiladas Are the Saucy, Cheesy Addition to Your Dinner Table

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Source: NY Times Food

Think of them as a molten weeknight casserole you can make casually, often, for grateful family and friends.

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Why Christopher Kimball Is Moving On From America’s Test Kitchen

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Source: NY Times Food

After leaving the recipe-testing empire last fall, he is starting a new venture focused on cooking methods from around the world.

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Front Burner: A Downtown Ice Cream Crawl

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Source: NY Times Food

Sugartooth Tours leads walking tours to various downtown ice cream shops.

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Front Burner: Let the Wine Seller Be Your Guide

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Source: NY Times Food

Vin des Amis sells natural, biodynamic and organic wines on a gritty edge of SoHo.

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Front Burner: A Cheese Shop With a French Stamp of Approval

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Source: NY Times Food

A trade group revives a storefront dedicated to all cheeses French.

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