Archive for July 29, 2016

The Best Sports Bars in NYC to Watch the 2016 Summer Games

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Source: Eater NY

Where to watch the Olympics (and sports in general) throughout NYC | The 2016 Summer Olympics kick off August 5 in Rio de Janeiro. For two weeks, the best athletes from all around the world compete for the gold, silver, and bronze in sports including soccer, gymnastics, tennis, weightlifting, and water polo. Here’s a guide to 30 greats bars in New York for cheering on your favorite athlete and country.

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Babu Ji and Gallaghers Get Slapped With Kirschenbaum Wage Lawsuits

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Source: Eater NY

Infamous attorney Maimon Kirschenbaum just unleashed two new lawsuits on popular Manhattan restaurants | Thorn in the restaurant industry’s side Mamion Kirschenbaum announces today that he is representing teams from two separate NYC dining establishments in class action wage-related lawsuits. First up: Alphabet City hot spot Babu Ji. The suit alleges that owners Jessi and Jennifer Singh pocketed tips that were meant for their employees and did not pay them adequate overtime compensation. The suit notes: “Defendants’ pattern, practice, and policy of stealing from their employees has violated their employees’ rights under the FLSA and New York Law.” The damages …

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Hot New Supper-Club Trend: Eat Food Waste in a Dumpster

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Source: Grub Street NY

One person’s trash is another person’s multi-course, veg-forward tasting menu. That’s the idea behind Salvage Supperclub, a New York–based group that hosts a Dumpster-dinner series. It’s for a good reason: Founder Josh Treuhaft and his recycled-trash meals represent what you’d call …

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Where Will Midtown Fat Cats Eat Lunch Now That the Four Seasons Is Closed?

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Source: Grub Street NY

Midtown’s iconic Four Seasons Restaurant is now closed. The auction is over. The pool room is empty. The pool itself has hopefully been sanitized. And the new operators — as you no doubt know, the people behind restaurants like Carbone and Santina

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Resto to Close in August and Relaunch This Fall as Cannibal Liquor House

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Source: Eater NY

The new restaurant will be a cocktail-focused spinoff of the Cannibal Beer & Butcher | Resto owner Christian Pappanicholas tells Eater that he has made the decision to close down Resto, his nine-year-old Murray Hill restaurant, and will open Cannibal Liquor Bar in the space this fall. Resto opened back in the spring of 2007 with a focus on Belgian food and beer. It soon became known as much for its hamburger and large format feasts as its original concept. During the almost decade long run it saw a procession of talented chefs helm the kitchen like Ryan Skeen, Bobby …

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A McDonald’s Is Testing a ‘Walk-Through’ for Drunk Customers

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Source: Grub Street NY

In what can only be described as a win for public intoxication, a McDonald’s in the U.K. is seeing what happens if it opens up the drive-through to random pedestrians who decide late …

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The Latest Food Trend Is Eating Gourmet Food and Cocktails Made Out of Bugs

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Source: Grub Street NY

If New York creatives and social-media influencers like Questlove and Arielle Zuckerberg (sister of Mark) are to be believed, nothing is trendier right now than consuming stuff like fried silkworms and cricket-infused vodka.

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Where to Find Soft Serve in New York

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Source: Eater NY

That Heat Dome is still happening, right? | Soft serve is special. For one thing, it’s a destination dessert: It can’t just be picked up at the bodega and kept for later — someone has to pull a tall swirl into a cup or cone to be eaten immediately. And then there’s the flavor. While vanilla or the classic swirl are the gold standards, plenty of oddball contenders are now available for our enjoyment. Toppings have gotten intricate, too, and move beyond the traditional — but still popular! — sprinkles and a chocolate shell. Dipped, crumb coated, sandwiched, plain, or featured …

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Government Won’t Let Whole Foods’ Call Itself the ‘World’s Healthiest’ Grocery Store

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Source: Grub Street NY

Surprising nobody except maybe Whole Foods’ executives, the U.S. government is not onboard with company’s attempt to rebrand itself the ‘World’s Healthiest Grocery Store.’ An application to trademark that rather generous self-description was summarily denied …

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Take a Look Around Casa Apicii From Los Angeles Chef Casey Lane

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Source: Eater NY

A new Italian restaurant just opened in the space that previously housed The Lion | Last night, chef Casey Lane opened Casa Apicii, his seasonal Italian restaurant inside a Greenwich Village 19th century townhouse. Lane — the Los Angeles-based chef who oversees The Tasting Kitchen in LA’s Venice neighborhood — partnered with A Voce vet Adam Nadel for his first East Coast project. The menu at Casa Apicii includes options like mushroom tagliatelle with pancetta, roasted duck with peaches, and spaghetti with bottarga and chili. The historic space at 62 West 9th Street was most recently home to John Delucie’s

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City Kitchen: For a Tender, Juicy Chicken Breast, Follow These Steps

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Source: NY Times Food

Control the flame, and don’t shun the skin.

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What to Cook: What to Cook This Weekend

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Source: NY Times Food

Some feelings about brunch, a couple of weekend projects and suggested reading.

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Here’s What You’re Missing at the Museum of Ice Cream

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Source: NY Times Food

The sold-out spectacle is the brainchild of a digital strategist whose longtime dream was to jump into a pool full of sprinkles.

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Op-Ed: Smorgasburg Embodies Everything That’s Wrong With NYC Dining Right Now

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Source: Eater NY

Perhaps you’ve heard of Smorgasburg? It’s a Saturday-only pop-up food court on the Brooklyn waterfront where everything’s under $15 but you have to wait in a shadeless mosh pit for sometimes up to an hour for hamburgers with ramen buns and cakes that look like water. Tables and chairs aren’t part of the equation, unless you enter the “bar,” which is a sectioned-off corner of the sweltering concrete — controlled by a bouncer — where alcohol is dispensed from a shipping container. A French camera crew is filming a TV segment across the street. Most of the people …

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Barilla, the World’s Largest Pasta-Maker, Sued for ‘Substantially’ Underfilling Boxes

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Source: Grub Street NY

Barilla, the company last in trouble for suggesting gay people “eat pasta from another manufacturer,” now faces a claim that it’s screwing customers out of as much as a quarter of their noodles. Four sufficiently Italian-sounding plaintiffs (Alessandro Berni, Domenico Salvata, Mossimo Simioli, and Giuseppe Santochirico) have filed a class-action lawsuit alleging that Barilla deceptively packages certain pastas in order to fool consumers.

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