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A New York Chef’s Chef Is Opening a New Restaurant

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Peasant’s Frank DeCarlo will serve hyper-local fish at his North Fork spot | Peasant’s Frank DeCarlo is a chef’s chef, having opened his first restaurant in the West Village in 1999, which features an elaborate brick hearth he built by hand. Though DeCarlo been a restaurateur for decades, it’s been awhile since he’s opened a new place following Bacaro in 2007 on the Lower East Side. Now, he has one in progress on the North Fork, in a waterside building slated to open after Memorial Day. Here’s how DeCarlo and his wife Dulcinea Benson have decided to open what’s they’re …

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MealPal Is The Thirstiest Food Start-Up in NYC Right Now

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They are using some real weird email marketing tactics | Lunch subscription start-up and ClassPass sister company MealPal has been on a growth rampage. The company that lets people pay a flat rate for weekday lunches recently raised $15 million in venture capital funding and is now in nine cities plus Brooklyn, up from just three a year ago. It has been fairly well-received by both restaurants and diners. But they must really want to grow their user base because man have their marketing emails been thirsty lately. Between September and January, they sent three emails with the subject line …

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An Ode to Schiller’s From a Regular

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For kids with Champagne taste on a complimentary Prosecco budget, the LES bar was where it all began. | Jen Pelka is the owner of San Francisco Champagne bar The Riddlerwhich was very much Schiller’s-inspired and Magnum PR. She lived in New York for ten years before moving to the West Coast. News came out this week that Schiller’s Liquor Bar will close in August. | Holy shit. All of my friends are freaking the fuck out. I’m getting non-stop text messages: Did you hear? About Schiller’s? Schiller’s is dead. Schiller’s. Is. Dead. Schiller’s is dead. Or dying. Schiller’s …

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Hot DC Restaurant Rose’s Luxury Returns to NYC With Dinner at Hearth

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Lychee salad with pork sausage will be on the menu | The Michelin-starred chef behind perpetually packed DC restaurant Rose’s Luxury is reappearing in NYC for one night only on Thursday. Chef Aaron Silverman is spending time in the kitchen at newly-minted James Beard Award winner chef Mario Canora’s East Village hit Hearth on May 18th. Silverman does kitchen exchanges with other top chefs regularly, and earlier this year, he served some of his signature dishes at Olmsted for a one-night event. As part of the exchange, Canora also went down to Rose’s. The DC chef’s neighborhood restaurant Rose’s …

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Massive New Kitchen 21 Will Revive Coney Island’s Landmarked Childs Space

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It houses five restaurants in one | Coney Island institution of yore Childs may no longer exist, but its iconic, landmarked frame lives on and will house Kitchen 21, a massive restaurant space with five concepts in one. Legends Hospitality (Yankee Stadium) and Craveable Hospitality Group (David Burke Kitchen) are reviving the space. Since the building is landmarked, extra attention had to be paid to the $60 million redesign, which architect Ewing Cole (Harrah’s, Yonkers Raceway) spearheaded. The building is next door to Ford Amphitheater, and thus music will be inspired by the acts there, which …

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Lunch at The Grill in the Former Four Seasons Kicks Off June 19

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Can the Major Food Group crew keep the power lunch tradition going? | Mark your calendars: Lunch at Major Food Group’s The Grill in the former Four Seasons — which was, in case you forgot, the biggest power lunch space of the last century — officially has a debut date of Monday, June 19. Mario Carbone, Rich Torrisi, and Jeff Zalaznick’s retro-American chophouse started serving dinner to the public earlier this month, with fancy antique cooking equipment and lots of tableside theatrics. It’s already been visited by a slew of celebrities and the who’s who of …

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Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Public Kitchen Coming to the LES in June

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It’s in Ian Schrager’s Public Hotel that will open with multiple restaurants | From the Studio 54 founder to an ex-con pardoned by Obama, hotelier Ian Schrager will open the New York branch of Public at 215 Chrystie Street, a hotel that houses a restaurant called Public Kitchen, a partnership with chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. The hotel is taking reservations starting June 6, with a Public spokesperson confirming the restaurant’s opening the same day. Public cites a focus on health and wellness at the restaurant, with this all-caps description: “THE BEST OF ‘NEW YORK’ FOOD, ‘WORLD FOOD’ REALLY, …

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Viand Diner Bucks the Trend With Second Location — and More Intel

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Plus, a sixth location of Westville

Upper West Side diner to expand | At a time when they’re on the decline, a popular Upper West Side diner is reversing the trend and adding a second location. The 15-year-old Viand Cafe will take over 517 Columbus Avenue in addition to its original location in the Hotel Beacon. It’s a 1,850-square-foot space, with a nice, long 15-year lease. It’s good news in light of the fact that the Upper East Side location — a Michael Bloomberg favorite — shuttered in 2015.

Westville is now feeding its bountiful vegetables to FiDi worker …

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South Street Seaport’s Food Future, Explained

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A breakdown of what to expect at the celebrity chef-filled pier | South Street Seaport has rebranded itself to Seaport District NYC and the identity change comes with a slew of new dining options. For months, news has been rolling out about big-name chefs signing deals deep downtown, and now, finally, some of those spaces are ready to open. The switch-up is courtesy of new ownership — The Howard Hughes Corporation, a publicly-traded real estate developer with apparently good taste in food. It’s spending a whopping $1.5 billion to redo the 400,000-square-feet of space with new restaurants, shops, and entertainment, …

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Momofuku Ko’s Cheaper Bar Menu Isn’t Really Meant for the Masses

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Our critic sizes up the value of the more casual experience | Steak au poivre, a nourishing mainstay at any brasserie, is about as beautiful as a muddy pothole. Momofuku Ko, a chef’s counter spot that specializes in tasting menus as long as a Christopher Nolan film, wants to change that. It beautifies the beef — for a price. A chef slicks a speckled gray plate with a layer of green peppercorn sauce; on top of that he lays three crimson sheets of charcoal-warmed, grass-fed beef, drizzled with rendered fat. The meat conveys a hint of sweetness, a whisper of …

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All the Goodbyes to Schiller’s Show Exactly What Kind of Neighborhood Restaurant It Is

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People loved it, and people hated it | News that Keith McNally’s Lower East Side trendsetter Schiller’s will be closing in August has already struck a chord with diners — and the kind of commentary popping up shows just what kind of restaurant it was. The 131 Rivington Street spot was one of the first places to turn the LES into a dining and nightlife destination when it opened in 2003, or as this Tweeter put it, “the first to ‘ruin’ the LES.” It’s closing in August after the McNallys decided they couldn’t afford the higher rent that the …

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Beyond Sushi Tries to Make Vegan Sushi More Than Fast Food at Fourth Location

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It’s the chain’s first full-service location | What started as one grab-and-go vegan sushi shop on 14th Street has now grown into its fourth location, the first full-service Beyond Sushi in New York City — with alcohol on the way, too. It might sound like an improbable success story: In a town full of top-notch, fish-filled sushi, a vegan sushi joint has somehow pushed its way into the already crowded space. It may seem like a ridiculous concept to eat sushi without fish, but the restaurant, from co-owners Guy and Tali Vaknin, has been expanding like mad. The …

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Cat Cora’s Upcoming Fatbird Looks Like It Might Be Celebrity Bait

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The Meatpacking District restaurant is holding open calls for staffing at Sugar Factory | Fatbird Iron Chef Cat Cora’s Meatpacking District restaurant in the former Diner space — is ready to pop, with open calls for the front of the house staff this week at the Kardashian-approved Sugar Factory. The location for staff interviews makes sense, since Thomas Recine, partner of Sugar Factory, will be managing Cora’s restaurant at 44 Ninth Avenue. No doubt it’ll end up a celebrity stop if this is any indication. As for the menu, look for classic and Nashville-style fried chicken, biscuits …

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Little Italy’s Bread Has Closed After 16 Years — and More Intel

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Plus, two food events tonight

Say goodbye to Bread | After a brief, one-year relocation to the Nolitan Hotel, Bread has shuttered. The 16-year-old Little Italy restaurant had been at 20 Spring Street before the move, but the relocation did not work out. Two signs on the door note that it’s closed.

Marcus Samuelsson’s Harlem tour of course includes his own restaurant | Red Rooster chef Marcus Samuelsson is practically a Harlem spokesman, so it makes sense that he’s teamed up with walking tour app Detour to show off his neighborhood. Stops include Make My Cake, Sylvia’s, Streetbird Rotisserie (his restaurant), …

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Watch: How a Crown Heights Bar Combines Booze, Cake, and Politics

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They have sprinkles, blinkles, and a mission | Keavy Landreth and Allison Kave’s vision for their bar and bakery was simple: create the kind of place they’ve always wanted to hang out. The result is Butter & Scotch, a small, brightly colored, dimly lit bar where sprinkles are the law of the land. Sugar may play an integral role at Butter & Scotch, but that doesn’t mean the bar needs to be sweet to the core. After the presidential election in November, owners Landreth and Kave felt that silence wasn’t an option so they used their business to raise …

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