Archive for September 30, 2016

USHG’s Chief Culture Office Erin Moran Explains How the Groundbreaking Parental Leave Plan Came Together

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Source: Eater NY

Finding the connection between Danny Meyer’s no-tipping program and the new parental leave plan | This week, Danny Meyer’s company announced a parental leave plan that is uncommon for the restaurant industry. All full-time workers who have been employed within the company for a year or more will be offered 100 percent of their pay for the first four weeks after they become parents — when a child is born or adopted. For the four weeks after that, they will be offered 60 percent of their base pay. This leave plan applies to mothers, fathers, and committed domestic partners with …

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At Carnegie Deli in Manhattan, Just 3 Months of Pastramis to Go

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Source: NY Times Food

The well-known kosher-style restaurant, more a magnet for tourists than for New Yorkers, is shutting down at the end of the year.

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A Good Appetite: A Snacking Cake Packed With Pears

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Source: NY Times Food

Like its cousins banana bread and pumpkin bread, this cake has a moist, tender crumb that’s welcome any time of day.

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The Great Eater NY Pizza Delivery Challenge

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Source: Eater NY

Eater’s senior critic assembles the team for a taste test to determine Midtown’s best delivery pizza | It’s New York City, so everyone has a strong opinion about pizza. “I love salty cheese, and lots of it, so that no red shows” one colleague enthused, while another noted, “There should be a little sugar in the tomato sauce, but not too much.” Here, where pizza as we know it was invented, some obsess on the crust — whether it be crisp and paper thin or thick and squishy — while others prefer a nice dark sheen to the sauce and …

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British Government Will Finally Crack Down on Big Desserts

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Source: Grub Street NY

Britain appears to have declared a new war on gigantic custards, monster treacle tarts, oversize sponge cakes, and other obvious enemies of the state. According to the Times of London, the government just unveiled a plan yesterday in which restaurants, pubs, and cafés that don’t shrink …

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A New App Gives Drivers Free Coffee If They Don’t Touch Their Phones

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Source: Grub Street NY

Toyota, maker of cars with not-always-great airbags, has released a new safe-driving app in Japan that rewards drivers who avoid distracting activities with free coffee. Specifically, the company would prefer if you didn’t use your phone while you’re driving. So they invented an app that …

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16 Excellent Things to Eat, Drink, and Do in October

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Source: Grub Street NY

It’s pretty much guaranteed that every month in New York offers a bewildering number of new dishes to eat, drinks to imbibe, and food-themed events to attend. It would be impossible to pack in every single thing each month, and the hardest part often is just figuring out what to …

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The Guy Who Wrote the Oscar Mayer Wiener Song Has Died

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Source: Grub Street NY

Richard Trentlage, who wrote the Oscar Mayer Wiener song, died as a result of congestive heart failure on September 21 at the age of 87. The song debuted in a 1963 television ad, but proved to be an unusually enduring jingle and become synonymous with the hot-dog life. An adman …

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Dining In: Homemade Chili Gains Ground on Chili’s

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Source: NY Times Food

Cheaper groceries, meal kit services and a turn toward more healthful fare have contributed to falling sales at some big restaurant chains.

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Wolfgang Puck Makes His Grand New York City Debut With the Opening of Cut

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Source: Eater NY

Wolfgang Puck has locations of Cut in Los Angeles, London, Singapore, and Dubai. And now the celebrity chef is bringing his luxury brand to NYC, the steakhouse capital of the world. The restaurant is located in the tony Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown. The executive chef is Raymond Weber, who has worked for Puck for almost a decade. Like the other locations, the menu (see below) features high-priced beef from across the US and Japan that is grilled over hardwood and finished off in a 1200° broiler. Although Wolfgang spent some time in New York as a young chef, …

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City Kitchen: The Beautiful Simplicity of Pasta and Beans

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Source: NY Times Food

This heartier dish, with wild mushrooms and pancetta, paves the way for fall cooking.

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Han Dynasty Expansion, Brunch and Barano, Shopsin’s on Caviar, and More Intel

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Source: Eater NY

Paul Sevingy is brining Sway back to life, plus more news and gossip from around NYC

Chef Han Chiang is planning a new outpost of his popular Sichuan restaurant Han Dynasty in Downtown Brooklyn’s City Point development. A few portions of this sprawling retail/condo complex will make their debuts by the end of the year, but Han Dynasty Brooklyn will likely open in 2017. The new restaurant will be located in a 60,000 square foot dining concourse, and it will have a 100 seat dining room as well as a take-out kiosk. Chiang also has locations in the

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Colorado’s Pot Candies Get a Scary-Looking Symbol to Prevent ‘Accidental’ Ingestion

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Source: Grub Street NY

Colorado’s edibles-makers have been trying to convince the state’s lawmakers that their products are self-evidently full of weed since it became legal. But as of tomorrow, it will be really clear. On October 1, all pot candy will require a “universal symbol” to cut down on people’s tendency …

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Here’s All of the Amazing Food That Will Be at Tomorrow’s Grub Street Food Festival

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Source: Grub Street NY

A reminder: Tomorrow, October 1, Grub Street will take over the Hester Street Fair for our annual Grub Street Food Festival. Just as it’s been in years past — and true to its name — the day promises tons of food from dozens and dozens of …

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What to Cook: What to Cook This Weekend

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Source: NY Times Food

Learn about the strange history of chicken tetrazzini and get prepped for apple season.

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