Archive for November 30, 2016

Michelin-Starred Midtown Charmer Betony to Close at the End of the Year

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Source: Eater NY

Eamon Rockey and Bryce Shuman will serve their last guests on 57th Street next month | One of Midtown’s best places for a dinner date, fancy cocktail, or celebratory feast is disappearing. Today, restaurateur/cocktail guru/maitre d’ Eamon Rockey sends word that his restaurant Betony is closing for good on New Year’s Eve. Almost four years ago, Russian entrepreneur Andrey Dellos hired Rockey and chef Bryce Shuman to turn the failed Brasserie Pushkin space into a new restaurant. The result was sophisticated fine dining establishment with food in the vein of Eleven Madison Park, where Shuman and Rockey first worked together years …

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Checking Out Brooklyn’s Emerging Kosher Barbecues

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Source: Eater NY

Eater’s senior critic heads out into the night to sample two new kosher smokehouses | The Forward announced the imminent opening of Izzy’s BBQ Addiction in October, 2014, but it wasn’t until over a year later that the kosher-certified spot debuted in Crown Heights, due to delays encountered setting up and legally stoking the Texas-made smoker, and negotiating other city-mandated obstacles. Kosher barbecue? Well, Brooklyn already boasts kosher tapas bars, kosher French bistros, kosher Chinese restaurants, kosher Argentine steakhouses, and even kosher sushi bars — though featuring fin fish only, since shellfish are not permitted under kosher law. …

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Wolfgang Puck Gives New York the Steakhouse It Doesn’t Need

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Source: Eater NY

Wolfgang Puck is an Austrian-born original gangsta of California Cuisine who’s been featured on television more than almost anyone. You’ll find him on Barefoot Contessa, American Idol, Fraser, 90210 (the new one, not the old one), The Simpsons, Iron Chef America, Las Vegas, The Queen Latifah Show, Ellen, The Tonight Show (with Jay Leno), a random documentary about Orson Welles, Keeping Up With the Kardashians (the one where Kim marries the basketball player), NovaScience Now, CSI (the episode where contestants on a cooking reality show accidentally eat human flesh), The Tony …

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12 Excellent Things to Eat, Drink, and Do in December

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Source: Grub Street NY

Every month in New York, there’s bound to be 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’s really worth your …

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Rawness Reigns at Dan Kluger’s Loring Place

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Source: Eater NY

Farm-to-table master Dan Kluger’s restaurant Loring Place is finally ready to open next week. It’s been a long time coming. The chef made a name for himself while at ABC Kitchen and ABC Cocina, leading the former one to a James Beard Award in 2011, and he left the Jean-Georges properties back in summer of 2014 to start working on this new project. He hasn’t cooked in a restaurant since then. The highly anticipated solo venture has taken some time, but here, Kluger was able to put his touch on every aspect of the experience. For one, it means …

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A New York Food-Delivery Service Will Offer Medical Benefits to Couriers

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Source: Grub Street NY

Big news today in New York’s underpaid, non-benefited food-courier world:
According to a report in the Post, one of the city’s biggest food deliverers, an outfit called Homer Logistics, will extend medical coverage and stock options to its 300-plus riders around town. Delivery people …

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Why NYC’s Most Acclaimed Sushi Bar Is Opening in Donald Trump’s D.C. Hotel

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Source: Grub Street NY

Some of the best sushi in the city is swimming downstream to Washington, D.C. Alessandro Borgognone’s daring, highly regarded sushi paradise, Sushi Nakazawa, is expanding to open Nakazawa in the new Trump International Hotel. The move raised some eyebrows, naturally, because of the drama that’s surrounded …

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Kellogg Has Pulled Its Advertising From Breitbart News

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Source: Grub Street NY

In what we’ll call Phase Two of Kellogg’s plan to eliminate harmful crap from its brand, the cereal giant has cut all ties with Breitbart News. Brands caught advertising on the popular website have started taking heat in recent weeks, especially after Donald Trump …

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Anticipation Builds for Union Square Cafe 2.0, Bareburger Team Plans ‘Cue Joint, and More Intel

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Source: Eater NY

Bouley gets another service extension, plus more news and gossip from around NYC

Danny Meyer’s original hit Union Square Cafe is slated to reopen in its new home on the corner of Park Avenue and East 19th Street early next week. Meyer’s partner Richard Coraine tells Flo Fab that all the managers and approximately a third of the servers from the original restaurant have returned. For the first time ever, Union Square Cafe will be baking its own bread, and chef Carmen Quagliata is adding some new items to the menu like polenta with sweet potatoes, and braised …

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The Man Who Invented the Big Mac Has Died

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Source: Grub Street NY

Michael ‘Jim’ Delligatti, the man credited with creating the Big Mac, passed away on Monday at the age of 98. The longtime McDonald’s franchisee created the burger — now synonymous with the brand — almost a half-century ago in 1967 during the heyday of the Golden Arches. …

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How Banza, a Chickpea Pasta Start-Up, Thrives on Attention

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Source: NY Times Food

Two brothers took their chickpea pasta from obscurity to the shelves of national retailers, successfully demonstrating the fine art of self-promotion.

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What to Cook: Salad Days

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Source: NY Times Food

After a feast, you may be looking for the opposite of excess.

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The Absolute Best Steak Tartare in New York

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Source: Grub Street NY

Before the chopped-beef burger, before the beer-braised brat or the hot dog, before pork belly or the roasted pork chop (or the steamed pork bun), before the ice box, the gas range, or even the campfire, there was raw meat. So it’s no wonder that in this age of comfort-food …

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Taco Bell’s Got a New Cheetos Quesadilla and People Are Real Excited

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Source: Grub Street NY

Luckily or sadly, depending on your life outlook, Taco Bell’s newest stunt food — this quesadilla with Cheetos inside — has rolled out exclusively in the Philippines, and only for a limited time. It continues a long tradition of gimmicky Frito-Lay tie-ins, and this …

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American Public Can’t Stop Making Fun of Mitt Romney’s Dinner Date With Donald Trump

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Source: Grub Street NY

Last night, President-elect Donald Trump dined with his future chief of staff Reince Priebus and Trump frenemy No. 1 Mitt Romney. In keeping with the Donald’s tendency to use his campaign and soon-to-be office to advertise his business properties, the trio had their date night at

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