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Today It’s Daniel Boulud Day

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Classes are cancelled at CIA and Dinex Group cooks for students | First, it’s a life-size mosaic in the Second Ave. subway. Now its his very own holiday: Today is Daniel Boulud Day up at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, which assembled a program of special projects as he visits campus to focus on mentorship and French cuisine. The chef owner of Daniel, Cafe Boulud, Bar Boulud, DBGB — close to 20 in Dinex Group — has been known for his focus on mentoring, with an emphasis on his website, his book, Letters to a Young Chef,

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Convict Clubber Michael Alig’s Comeback Is Crashing

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The former club kid can’t seem to break back onto the scene | It’s been four months since ‘80s and ‘90s nightlife promoter Michael Alignow infamous after serving 17 years in prison for killing fellow “club kid” Andrew “Angel” Melendez — is attempting to reinsert himself into the NYC nightlife scene. Spoiler alert: It’s not going so well. The latest is that Alig is now selling some of his 90s nightlife paraphernalia, such as old invitations and a jar of honey, on eBay for as low as $60, Bowery Boogie reports. Shockingly, the honey has five bids …

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Harvey, the Still-Delayed Williamsburg Hotel Restaurant, Loses Its Opening Chef

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Adam Leonti is no longer a part of the project | Harvey, the continuously delayed restaurant at the Williamsburg Hotel, has hit another roadblock — its opening chef Adam Leonti is no longer a part of the project. The baker and chef left his job at acclaimed Philadelphia restaurant Vetri back in May 2015 to be the opening executive chef at Harvey. The hotel — which got press for wanting to open a bar in a fake water toweropened in December 2016, but the restaurant has yet to debut. A spokesperson for the restaurant confirms that …

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An Artisan Bagel Shop Opens in Harlem — And More Intel

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Little Tong Noodle Shop is close to opening, plus more news | Little Tong Noodle Shopthe Yunnan-inspired restaurant from wd~50 alum Simone Tong — will likely open next week in the East Village at 177 First Ave. Tong has been hosting pop-ups around the city, but this is her first solo, stand-alone restaurant. She’s been posting photos of items like Dan Dan noodles, chicken rice noodle soup, and pork wontons. Stay tuned for more details on the menu and space soon. …

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Every Restaurant in New York, Illustrated

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A former New Yorker editor documents facades online | A former New Yorker editor has set out to document the city’s 24,000 restaurants one by one — with illustrations. Inspired by websites like “Every Person in New York,” John Donohue has started to draw as many New York restaurants as he can with his new project All the Restuarants in New York. And starting Saturday, his prints will be on display at Powerhouse on Eighth in Park Slope, at 1111 8th Ave., from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Donohue draws the facade of each one in about 20 minutes and …

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Corned Beef and Cabbage Won’t Leave You Hungry

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Critic Robert Sietsema eats his way through St. Paddy’s Day | I’d already had my Irish breakfast and ploughman’s lunch, when I set out to eat a third archetypal Irish meal. That would be corned beef and cabbage, but finding it was harder than you’d think — even on this sainted holiday, which commemorates the fifth-century patron saint of the Emerald Isle. Though corned beef and cabbage is a quintessential Irish-American dish, most of the Irish pubs in town have menus that are more modern, showcasing contemporary Irish pub fare such as shepherd’s pie and fish and chips, as well …

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After One Heartbreaking Shutter, the Blue Ribbon Team Shifts Focus to the Grill

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A FiDi restaurant has opened a month after Blue Ribbon Bakery closed | Nearly twenty five years after they opened their first Blue Ribbon restaurant, Bruce and Eric Bromberg have opened Blue Ribbon Federal Grill at 84 William St., a 98-seat restaurant in FiDi on the ground level of AKA Wall Street, an extended-stay hotel. But as one Blue Ribbon restaurant opens, another has closed: Blue Ribbon Bakery Kitchen at 35 Downing St., which shuttered at the end of January after the 20-year lease came to a end; the rent hike was just too high to renew it. (Emmy Squared will …

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The Biggest Irish Breakfast on St. Paddy’s Day

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From McSorley’s to Molly’s Shebeen and more | A dilemma of today has been where to eat. I left McSorley’s around 11:00 a.m., having been at the Eater NY liveblog for a couple hours, a little foggy after a couple of morning beers, but still in navigable condition. Heading up Third Avenue on my bike through heavy slush, weaving around taxicabs and parked trucks, I headed for Murray Hill, where I knew I’d find the city’s greatest concentration of Irish bars. My first stop was Molly’s Shebeen. Opened in 1960, it calls itself the most authentic Irish pub in the …

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The Nomad Chef May Be Opening Restaurant in FiDi

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James Kent is in talks to take over spaces at 70 Pine St. | Former Nomad executive chef James Kent may soon be opening a restaurant in the 70 Pine St. Financial District Tower. Eater has been hearing that his recent departure from The Nomad is to open a solo restaurant at the Art Deco building, a space which previously was going to April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman. Now, Steve Cuozzo at the Post says he’s hearing similar things. He writes today that building’s owner is in “heavy talks” with Kent to run both a ground-floor restaurant and a …

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Eataly Is Hosting a Sober, Early-Morning Toga Party — And More Intel

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Plus, a hidden, all-pink cafe in Bushwick and other NYC news | Portland chef Jenn Louis, of Lincoln, is visiting New York next month to promote her second cookbook The Book of Greens, and to celebrate, Anita Lo will be hosting her for a collaboration dinner at her elegant West Village restaurant Annisa. The dinner will be on Monday, April 3 and will offer five courses. Tickets cost $170 and include a signed copy of the cookbook. Note, it’s one of the last collaboration dinners to happen at Annisa, which closes at the end of May

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St. Patrick’s Day 2017 at McSorley’s: a Liveblog

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Slainte. | Big week, y’all: Time change, fake blizzard, and now St. Patrick’s Day. Hordes of city commuters plan to work from home to avoid the shamrock-clad masses; others are taking the day off to drink beers and otherwise revel in the madness. Some of those people will be at McSorley’s, an East Village institution that opens at 8 a.m. on the holiday, and so will Eater. That’s right, Eater’s back with the time-honored St. Patrick’s Day liveblog. The festivities centered around March 17 — believed to be the day that Ireland’s patron saint died — are rooted …

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Vegan Sushi Is Taking Over Manhattan

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Beyond Sushi will open three restaurants this year —including a full-service place, with booze | Beyond Sushi, the plant-based, vegan, grab-and-go restaurant is planning two more locations for spring. The first will debut in April in FIDI’s City Acres Market at 70 Pine St. while the second will open in May: a larger, full-service restaurant at 134 West 37th St., with a liquor license. “It will be about seven times the size of our Union Square location,” says Tali Vaknin, who owns Beyond Sushi with her husband and the chef, Guy Vaknin. “And we will have phenomenal drinks, including a really …

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Enrique Olvera Doesn’t Want His New Restaurant Atla To Be Destination Dining

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What happens when one of the world’s best Mexican fine dining chefs goes casual | Mexican food sensation chef Enrique Olvera and his right-hand in New York, chef Daniela Soto-Innes, are just days away from opening a new restaurant that they’ve been wanting to do for a long time — Atla, a neighborhood Mexican restaurant that’s far more casual than critical hit, Cosme. It’s something they’ve been wanting to do for a while. In fact, when they initially planned Cosme, they wanted …

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Poke Heatmap: 20 Places To Get Poke in New York City

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A guide to the wildly popular Hawaiian fish salad from Eater critic Robert Sietsema | When poke started out in Hawaii as an impromptu fisherman’s snack, it consisted mainly of cubed raw fish and seaweed dressed boatside with soy sauce or sesame oil. By the 1970s, it was popular statewide and eventually made the leap to the California mainland, where it first gained notoriety among surfers and other beach types in places like Huntington Beach and Redondo Beach. We had it in New York as early as the late 90s, when Hawaiian chef Roy Yamaguchi established an outpost in the Financial …

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You Won’t Find Cosme’s Best Dish on the Dinner Menu

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Critic Ryan Sutton checks in to see how the food and prices have evolved. | A few weeks ago I noticed that Cosme, one of the city’s best Mexican restaurants, was serving beef tartare, a typically French dish that chefs around the city have been internationalizing in unexpected ways. Estela, for example, laces its version with Thai fish sauce and sunchoke chips for a sweet, salty, funky crunch. Augustine employs a dose of yuzu kosho for its own riff, imparting the meat with a fragrant kick of citrus and chile. And Chinese Tuxedo aromatizes its raw steak tartlets with …

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