Archive for February 28, 2017

A Chocolate Museum Is Opening In NYC

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Source: Eater NY

Jacques Torres is debuting one at his Soho store | Legendary chocolatier Jacques Torres will soon be opening a museum dedicated to all things chocolate. Choco-Story New York, The Chocolate Museum and Experience with Jacques Torres will be a permanent fixture of the Jacques Torres chocolate shop that’s been at 350 Hudson St. for a while now. No details yet on what exactly the museum will be like, but an invite to the opening of the museum next week notes that tastings and chocolate making are involved. It’s not the first sweets-based museum to open in New York. Last summer, a …

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Jean-Georges’ AbcV Is Finally Open

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Source: Eater NY

The V stands for vegetables | AbcV — the much-anticipated, long-delayed third restaurant from Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Paulette Cole — is now open. The third restaurant in the ABC empire opened yesterday, after being first announced in 2013. You may remember from previous Eater New York posts that the V in the restaurant name stands for vegetables. AbcV’s chef de cuisine Neal Harden (Pure Food and Wine), is serving all vegetarian as well as vegan dishes including shallot and herb labneh with crispy mushrooms and sunchoke chips; a dosa with yogurt, avocado, and sprouts; and a kale sandwich …

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Off the Menu: Villanelle, Serving Vegetable-Forward Fare, Opens in the East Village

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Source: NY Times Food

The latest from the Cipriani family, a bar adjacent to the Meatball Shop in Hell’s Kitchen, and other restaurant news.

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Congressman Warns He’s Bringing Chef José Andrés As His Guest to Trump’s Speech Tonight

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Source: Grub Street NY

When President Trump takes the podium tonight for his first address to Congress, the attendees he’ll have to stomach staring at the whole time include undocumented immigrants, Iraqi refugees, women protesting in white, and now his chief legal nemesis, José Andrés. Congressman Filemon Vela …

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Cocktail Bartenders Reveal Where They Like to Drink

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Source: NY Times Food

You trust them with your cocktail, so why not take some travel advice from the new book “Where Bartenders Drink,” and follow them to their favorite off-hours bars.

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What You Need to Know About Eleven Madison Park’s Revamp

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Source: Eater NY

Will Guidara and Daniel Humm want to continue their “relationship with endless reinvention” | It’s a big deal that Will Guidara and Daniel Humm are closing their tasting menu restaurant Eleven Madison Park for a renovation this summer. After taking the helm at the Madison Square Park-adjacent restaurant more than a decade ago, the team turned it into one of the top fine dining destinations in the world — all while using a kitchen that hasn’t been updated in 20 years and a space that didn’t originally belong to them. Eleven Madison Park will close on June 9 for the renovation, …

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Stressed by Success, a Top Restaurant Turns to Therapy

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Source: NY Times Food

A psychologist goes to El Celler de Can Roca, a fine-dining restaurant in Spain, each week to help employees cope with their high-tension jobs.

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René Redzepi Gave His Longtime Dishwasher a Partnership in Noma

Source: Grub Street NY

In the craft of high-end dishwashing, Ali Sonko is arguably the world’s most famous. He’s been polishing ceramic plates and chic stemware as Noma’s head dishwasher for the last 13 years, and his energy in the kitchen means more to chef René Redzepi than most people can realize. Just one …

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Town That Backed Trump Isn’t Pleased Its Mexican Restaurant Manager Is Being Detained by ICE

Source: Grub Street NY

Residents of a small Illinois town that overwhelmingly backed Donald Trump are having some buyer’s remorse after immigration officials locked up the manager of their beloved local Mexican restaurant. Juan Carlos Hernandez Pacheco, a 38-year-old father of three who runs the La Fiesta in West Frankfort, …

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Utica Greens: An Upstate New York Staple With Multiple Identities

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Source: NY Times Food

Tracing the origins of an Italian-American dish beloved in the central part of the state, but not much beyond.

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Rediscovering Black Bean Soup

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Source: NY Times Food

Done well, this American classic can be a perfect dish: big-tasting, filling, nutritious and very easy to make.

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Philly’s Soda Tax Has Cut Soft-Drink Sales by as Much as Half

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Source: Grub Street NY

When Philadelphia’s soda tax rolled out in January, residents had a very immediate and visceral reaction, tweeting outrage at the new price of 12-packs (almost double), sometimes followed by subversive Google Maps screenshots showing the locations of grocery stores just beyond city limits. It’s no …

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Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Vegetarian Restaurant, abcV, Is Now Open

Source: Grub Street NY

After over three years of tinkering with dosas and obsessing over Deepak Chopra’s kitchari recipe, Jean-Georges Vongerichten has finally opened his all-vegetables-all-the-time restaurant, abcV. It might currently be the moment for vegan junk food, but there isn’t a vegetable burger in sight here — much less cashew cheese …

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The Punjabi Palaces of Wall Street Have the Power to Excite

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Source: Eater NY

Expect to dine well here for $10 or less | Eater headquarters recently moved to the Financial District and you can imagine the flurry of restaurant recommendations the crew exchanged as we explored the area surrounding our new digs. We touted steakhouses and wine bars, gastropubs and banh mi shops, sushi joints and pizzerias, but nowhere in the mix was there any mention of the old-fashioned Indian lunch counters that dot this part of way-downtown. Indeed, these diehard places have become all but invisible —which is a shame, because the intensely meaty but also vegetable-loving provender has long fed the denizens …

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The Meatball Shop Opens Sidepiece and More Intel

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Source: Eater NY

Closings: Roc in Tribeca, Lucy’s Whey in Chelsea Market, Mon Petit Cafe on the UES

— With the opening of its seventh restaurant in Hell’s Kitchen (798 9th Ave.) this week, The Meatball Shop will open Sidepiece, a cocktail bar with its a customizable menu of fondue meatballs, crisps and dips, as well as desserts like ice cream sandwiches.

— Ivan Orkin will be opening his pizza spot, Corner Slice at Gotham West Market, with partner/baker Michael Bergemann making thin-crust pizzas, among other baked goods. But this week’s opening is delayed. More as the date nears.

Katz’s Deli

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