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City is Cracking Down on Sodium Content in Restaurants

The city is cracking down on sodium regulations and it'll be impacting chain restaurants. According to Grub Street, the Board of Health unanimously voted in favor of a new bill that will require NYC chain restaurants to put a symbol next to dishes with more than 2,300 milligrams of sodium. The new regulations will go into effect starting on December 1, and include chains like Panera, Subway, Applebee's, and big movie theater chains.

Source: Eater NY

The city is cracking down on sodium regulations and it’ll be impacting chain restaurants. According to Grub Street, the Board of Health unanimously voted in favor of a new bill that will require NYC chain restaurants to put a symbol next to dishes with more than 2,300 milligrams of sodium. The new regulations will go into effect starting on December 1, and include chains like Panera, Subway, Applebee’s, and big movie theater chains.

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Governor Cuomo Announces Industry Minimum Wage of $15

Governor Cuomo Announces Industry Minimum Wage of $15

Source: Eater NY

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, a Democrat, announced today that he’ll seek to raise New York’s minimum hourly wage to $15 for all workers, making it the highest base rate of pay for any state in the nation. According to Eater, three cities, Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, have already passed laws enacting that same minimum, but New York is the first state to seek a $15 wage.

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Junk Food Will Now be “Healthier”

Junk Food Will Now be "Healthier"

Source: Grub Street New York

Marketing junk food as health food is something that giant junk-food companies are quite fond of, and now Mondelēz is about to do the same. Mondelēz is the company that makes Oreos, Ritz, Tang, and Chiclets and according to Grub Street, by  2020 at least half of everything it makes will be “healthy” by purging the snacks of unnatural ingredients.

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Watch a Pro Fold Pizza Boxes Super Fast

Watch a Pro Fold Pizza Boxes Super Fast

Source: Grub Street New York

Local pizza worker Breanna Gray can put “expert pizza box assembler” on her resume. According to Grub Street, Gray works at her local pizza shop and has acquired the skill of folding pizza boxes crazy fast. Her brother shot a video and you can watch it here!

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7-Eleven Releases Coffee Just for New Yorkers

7-Eleven Releases Coffee Just for New Yorkers

Source: Grub Street New York

Because New York is the city that never sleeps, it looks like 7-Eleven is releasing a coffee blend just for New Yorkers. According to Grub Street, It’ll only be available in stores in New York (and for some reason, northern Jersey), and the brew of Central American, Colombian, and Brazilian beans ” will be bold!

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Estela Team Opens Cafe Altro Paradiso this Fall

Estela Team Opens Cafe Altro Paradiso this Fall

Source: Eater NY

The boys from Estela, Ignacio Mattos and Thomas Carter, are opening a cafe in Soho this December. According to Eater, the cafe called Altro Paradiso will offer a breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the new cafe with a menu that is slightly more conventional than the one at Estela. And best of all, pastas will be part of the program!

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Brooklyn Gets Vegan Cheese Shop

Brooklyn Gets Vegan Cheese Shop

Source: Grub Street New York

Of course Brooklyn is getting a vegan cheese shop. First there was one in Minneapolis and now a vegan, nut-based cheese (sorry vegans and nut allergy people). According to Grub Street, the shop will open at 820 Washington Avenue in late October and offer several different dairy-free cheese varieties (a few of which will be made in-house), as well as sandwiches, snacks, and condiments.

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Sadelle’s Now Does Lunch

Sadelle’s Now Does Lunch

Source: Grub Street New York

The food world is having a bit of a fangirl moment over Sadelle’s. And now there’s even better news that the Soho bagel shop has started serving lunch! According to Grub Street, there will be sandwiches on house-baked bread as well as a few heart mains such as grilled shrimp with coconut rice and inverted tuna melts. Keep a look out for dinner starting soon.

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Surge Hits the Shelves Again

Surge Hits the Shelves Again

Source: Grub Street New York

Surge soda is taking the next big step. According to Grub Street, yesterday marked the official re-release of Surge cans in brick-and-mortar stores. To try and make things easier, the brand has put up a map that plots Surge’s whereabouts at independent retailers.

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Bono Trattoria Has Pizza Worth the Hike to 145th Street

Bono Trattoria Has Pizza Worth the Hike to 145th Street

Source: Eater NY

Neapolitan pizza is what everyone is loving right now, and for good reason. Gooey cheese and sauce in the center, blistered crusts- what’s not to love. Which is why it is especially good news that Robert Sietsema found a great margherita pizza worth the trek to 145th street. Enter, Bono Trattoria. Sietsema says, “At $10, the pie is cheaper than similar renditions downtown and in Brooklyn, and every bit as good.” For a great pizza try the margherita or the fichi (made with gorgonzola and dotted with pancetta and quartered fresh figs). Or you could go for the strozzapreti alla Norcina, an al dente pasta is tossed in a truffle cream sauce with crumbled sweet sausage and porcinis, which Sietsema says is one of the best dishes he’s eaten all summer.

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Museum of Food and Drink Opens in October

Museum of Food and Drink Opens in October

Source: Grub Street New York

 Museum of Food and Drink is the perfect museum for the kind of people who look forward to the museum cafeteria more than the museum itself. According to Grub Street, it’s been long in the works but will open in Williamsburg on a smaller scale come this fall. The museum will host one exhibition at a time: the first one being “Flavor: Making It and Faking It,” will be a multi-sensory experience that debuts on October 28 at 62 Bayard Street.

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Sadelle’s is Soho’s Much-Needed Jewish Bakery

Sadelle's is Soho's Much-Needed Jewish Bakery

Source: Eater NY

It’s not like New York City had any shortage of good bagel spots, but Sadelle’s really does make us realize at least Soho was desperately missing a good bagel place. Eater scoped out the spot and saw all the greatness that is Melissa Weller’s bagels, babka, and other baked treats.

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Shell Beans for the Weeknight

Shell Beans for the Weeknight

Source: New York Times Dining & Wine

Shell beans make the best weeknight dinner. According to Martha Rose Shulman for the Times, shell beans take less than half  the time to cook than their dried counterparts. All you need are a few vegetables such as leeks, celery, shell beans and some seasoning! Try this shell bean ragout recipe here.

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Roberta’s Lands in Midtown

Roberta's Lands in Midtown

Source: Eater NY

Roberta’s is coming to Midtown. As rumors had it, the pizza shop is coming to the UrbanSpace Vanderbilt market near Grand Central Terminal. According to Eater, the team will operate a counter inside the market along with the teams from AsiaDog, Ovenly, Delaney Chicken, Mimi’s Hummus, Red Hook Lobster Pound, and Amali. The menu at this Roberta’s outpost will include nine of the restaurant’s most popular pizzas priced from $6 to $17.

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Cucumbers are the Latest Cause of Salmonella

Cucumbers are the Latest Cause of Salmonella

Source: Grub Street New York

Cucumbers are not very cool at the moment. According to Grub Street, cucumbers are the cause of the latest deadly salmonella outbreak. Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce, says these cucumbers — your standard-variety slicers — were sold between August 1 and September 3 to grocery stores and restaurants in 18 states. One person has died and the FDA warns that 285 others appear to have picked up salmonella from the cucumbers.

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