Archive for January 31, 2017

Hoots Is the Restaurant for the Man Who Loves Wings But Hates Objectifying Women

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Source: Grub Street NY

For the man with discerning taste in chicken wings, but who cannot stand the thought of forcing a woman to don clothes that objectify her at the workplace, there is finally a restaurant in which you can feel comfortable. It’s called Hoots. Perhaps recognizing the abundance of men who aren’t …

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WATCH: There’s a Restaurant in London That Only Serves Potato Chips

Source: Grub Street NY

If you’re in the mood for more than your run-of-the-mill chips and dip, look no further than the newest London restaurant, Hipchips. Two years in the making, it now dishes out multiple types of potato chips.

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Analysts Say a Tariff on Mexican Goods Would Screw Chipotle

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Source: Grub Street NY

A tariff on Mexican goods could be a massive headache for still-struggling Chipotle, analysts say in a new report out today. Instinet’s Mark Kalinowski, probably the most respected analyst who studies the restaurant industry, crunched numbers on the fallout if President Trump taxed Mexican imports to pay for …

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Off the Menu: Mr Bing, Selling Beijing Street Food, Opens in Midtown Manhattan

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Source: NY Times Food

A pop-up puts down roots, McDonald’s tries a different approach, and other restaurant news.

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Boîte: The Drift, a New Dive Bar in Greenpoint With Campy Touches

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Source: NY Times Food

The bar is the latest from the team behind the Commodore and El Cortez, bar-and-grills in Brooklyn known for cheap drinks and comfort food.

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Chumley’s is Nothing Like the Original and Pete Wells Doesn’t Care

Source: Eater NY

The Times critic contemplates painting his face with burger grease | Chumley’s is nothing like the original West Village speakeasy with the same name, according to Pete Wells. While the Bedford Street space — first opened during Prohibition — has the same door and archway, the Times critic notes that the two have little else in common. He writes: “If you heard that Chumley’s is open again, you were misinformed. The dim, spare, beer-scented hideaway in the West Village is gone, torn down, not coming back.” Wells quips that the writers who used to visit Chumley’s in its heyday …

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What to Make of Those Animal-Welfare Labels on Meat and Eggs

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Source: NY Times Food

They are meant to assure shoppers that animals have been treated humanely, but they can confuse or even mislead.

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The 14 Most Impressive Takeout Spreads for Your Super Bowl Party

Source: Grub Street NY

The Super Bowl is almost here, which means it will soon be time to consume as many buffalo chicken wings in one sitting as possible. If you’re throwing a party in New York, and don’t want to cook for everyone (or at least, don’t want to cook everything), …

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A Good Appetite: Why Do Cooks Love the Instant Pot? I Bought One to Find Out

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Source: NY Times Food

The electric pressure cooker is the kitchen gadget of the moment. Here’s what it does (and doesn’t do) well.

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How to Convert Recipes for a Pressure Cooker

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Source: NY Times Food

A cookbook author offers advice for cooks.

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Trump Superfan Scott Baio’s New Attempt to Troll Starbucks Really Backfired

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Source: Grub Street NY

Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2–star turned unabashed-supporter-of-America’s-president Scott Baio has found yet another Trump-related reason to hate Starbucks. CEO Howard Schultz announced over the weekend that the coffee chain would hire 10,000 refugees over the next five years to help “those fleeing war, violence, persecution, …

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Parm Williamsburg Closes For Construction Less Than Five Months After Opening

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Source: Eater NY

It is expected to reopen at the end of February | Womp, womp: Less than five months after opening, Parm’s newest location in Williamsburg is out of commission. Rich Torrisi, Mario Carbone, and Jeff Zalaznick debuted the outpost of their crowd-pleasing Italian American restaurant at 162 North 4th St. last September — after a three-year buildout. This month, the location closed due to a plumbing issue in the building. It won’t reopen until at least the end of February, a spokeswoman says. The Parm in Williamsburg is one of those restaurants that seemed like it was …

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So, Budweiser’s Super Bowl Ad Is All About Immigration

Source: Grub Street NY

This year’s big Budwesier Super Bowl ad will forgo Clydesdales and lost dogs in favor of an American tale that tells the (truncated) story of two immigrants named Eberhard Anheuser and Adolphus Busch who went on to make the beer that everyone drinks when there isn’t anything better available. It’s …

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Pete Wells: The New Chumley’s Raises the Culinary Bar

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Source: NY Times Food

2 stars | A rebuilt West Village speakeasy is still lined with literary references, but the food is more ambitious and the scruffy charm has fled.

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10 Cookbooks That Celebrate the Countries Targeted by Trump’s Travel Ban

Source: Grub Street NY

This weekend, in response to President Trump’s highly problematic travel ban, San Francisco’s beloved food-focused bookshop, Omnivore Books, tweeted the above photo of its window display to rousing applause. As you cook and search for comfort during this stressful time, it’s an opportunity to …

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