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Balthazar: A Day in the Life

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Live updates from a day’s service at the iconic 20-year-old Soho French brasserie | Friday, April 21 is officially Balthazar Day here at Eater NY — follow along all day as we plant ourselves at the iconic Soho brasserie, which turns 20 years old today. To commemorate the occasion, the editors, reporters, and other Eater staff will be spending the whole day at a table in the restaurant liveblogging the event. We’ll be visited by a slew of staff from the restaurant — including several people who have worked there for all 20 years! — and will be talking what’s old, …

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You Could Find the Perfect Doughnuts at Du’s, Wylie Dufresne’s New Shop

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They’re primed to take over your life | When Wylie Dufresne says he’s always wanted to open a doughnut shop, it’s not entirely a surprise. Throughout his career, the chef has displayed creative tendencies and a curiosity that lead to new versions of iconic dishes like Wd~50’s eggs Benedict. In fact, come to think of it, Du’s Donuts and Coffee makes perfect sense. Since closing his sophomore restaurant Alder in August 2015, Dufresne has consulted for restaurants like Soho Tiffin Junction and collaborated with chef friends like Dominique Ansel. He’s also spent a block of time quietly perfecting a doughnut …

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Stoner Holiday Unleashes Food Mash-Ups Horrors

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Plus, one chef is serving a cannabis tasting menu | It’s 4/20, aka the fake holiday for stoners everywhere, and restaurants are taking the opportunity to sling out the crazy food mash-ups that perhaps would be somewhat déclassé any other day of the year. They are also arguably still kind of silly today. Montreal-inspired smoked meats shop Mile End is cooking up a burger with latke on top and an “inside out poutine,” where grilled cheese has been formed into a cone and stuffed with french fries. It’s topped with the gravy and looks ridiculous.

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Exploring How Balthazar Became One of NYC’s Essential Restaurants

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ENY will be liveblogging on the restaurant’s 20th anniversary | The Page Six rumors are true— Eater New York’s viewing the world through a golden-toned and brass lens this week as we plant ourselves at iconic Soho brassiere Balthazar all day on Friday in celebration of the restaurant’s 20th anniversary. The legendary French restaurant from Keith McNally opened on April 21, 1997 and was the hottest spot in town for years. Over time, it’s warm interior and classic brasserie fare reverberated to restaurants across the city, and 20 years later, Balthazar is still one of New York’s essential restaurants. …

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Salt Bae’s Restaurant Is in the Design Phase

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Expert salt sprinkler Nusret Gökçe is moving ahead with his Midtown spot | Has Salt Bae found a designer for his restaurant? At the very least, he’s met with Glen Coben of Glen and Company Architecture about his restaurant opening in the CBS building (60 W. 53rd Street) in what had been China Grill. When Turkish chef and internet sensation Nusret Gökçe, was seen around town ostensibly securing details for the opening of Nusr-Et, he apparently met with the architect behind some of the city’s most high-powered, vast restaurants. Coben has worked on restaurants like Alex Stupak’s ambitious Empellon Midtown

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Aska Is the NYC Pick for Best Restaurant in America, Says GQ — and More Intel

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SF’s Nopalito pops up at Threes Brewing tonight plus more NYC news

— Brett Martin’s Best Restaurants in America runs today in GQ, a list of ten spots with Aska in Brooklyn representing his NYC pick, which Eater critic Ryan Sutton awarded four stars. “There’s a tragic, wan aspect to Aska’s Swedish-born chef, Fredrik Berselius, as though he were an art student or a Goethe hero,” writes Martin. “You want to buy him a sandwich and a ticket for a roller coaster. Amazing, then—especially in the genre of multi-course tasting menus that can so easily turn into an endurance …

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Trapizzino Is the Hot Pocket Of Your Dreams

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In this episode of Cult Following, Serena visits the first U.S. location of the chain | It’s a pizza. It’s a pocket. It’s a sandwich — it’s Trapizzino, a food that sounds like a gimmick but is actually an earnest (and popular) street food in Rome. Chef Stefano Callegari, a reputable pizzaiolo in Italy, invented it in 2008 after seeking a way to eat classic Roman dishes on the go. It was a hit, and the restaurant quickly grew into a mini-chain. In this episode of Cult Following, host Serena Dai visits the first U.S. location of the …

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Dean & Deluca Delves Into Fast Food

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The new concept, opening later this year in Midtown East, is a little quirky | After testing a prototype at Design Miami in November, Dean & Deluca will debut a fast food concept New York City. It’s going into the Graybar building at 420 Lexington Avenue later this year, and it’s not your average fast-food joint. Instead, the 3,432 square-foot space will focus on food as theater, with a standalone, rectangular mirrored counter that serves as a stage of sorts (pictured above). The idea is that customers can approach from any angle and interact with …

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The Origin of Babu Ji’s Popular Colonel Tso’s Cauliflower Is in Question

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A former chef at Babu Ji who’s opening Badshah this week claims he created the breakout dish | When hip Indian restaurant Babu Ji opened, Eater critic Ryan Sutton named its Colonel Tso’s cauliflower — a take on gobi Manchurianone of his top dishes of 2015. A lot has happened since then, between two wage theft lawsuits and the closing of the restaurant. But with an April 20 opening of Badshah, a new Indian restaurant in Hell’s Kitchen, that same Colonel Tso’s cauliflower shows up on the menu in what appears to be a hat tip …

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Cheap Eats to Know: Manousheh, Flautas, and Po’ Boys

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Critic Robert Sietsema points to new spots in the New York Great Cheap Eats roundup | The 41st installment of critic Robert Sietsema’s bargain dining series | Manousheh — An offshoot of East Village restaurant Au Za’atar, this Greenwich Village fast casual specializes in Lebanese flatbreads, styling itself “a real taste of Beirut.” These breads fly from a gas-fired brick hearth that dominates the small room, which is equipped with a modest amount of counter seating. Rudimentary as the accommodations are, the made-to-order flatbreads — you might almost call them Levantine pizzas — are absolutely delicious, and beer and …

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Food Hall Shake-Ups: New Vendors Fly Into Turnstyle and Bowery Market

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Arepa Factory joins the Columbus Circle market | Food halls — the favorite food trend of real estate developers everywhere — popped up like crazy in the last year, and now, some of them are switching up the food options. | Turnstyle Up near Columbus Circle, underground subway market Turnstyle has added four new vendors, including froyo, bubble tea, and arepas. East Village Venezuelan restaurant Arepa Factory will be serving its globally-inspired arepas in the market. The restaurant has entered Eater critic Robert Sietsema’s canon of great places for cheap eats, particularly for the options that veer from traditionally Venezuelan fillings. He

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Sushi Doughnuts Are Back — And More Intel

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Plus, Tavern on the Green gossip, a Barbara Lynch dinner, and more

— Apparently poke shop Pokee likes toying with New Yorkers’ emotions, because after introducing the sushi doughnut — a ring of sushi rice draped with a rainbow of fresh fish — to the city, Pokee took it off the menu. Except now it’s back, only as a “secret” menu item, perhaps in a bid to make it even cooler. Should you want one, whether it’s to eat or Instagram, head to 121 West Third Street.

— The Post’s one and only Steve Cuozzo has penned …

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How the Cronut Opened the Door to Better Desserts

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No longer boring, pastry is back | In late spring of 2013, a rather ingenious piece of viennoiserie called the Cronut rocked the world of pastry in a way that no one could have predicted. New York had seen its fair share of fads before — the era of the cupcake was only barely over when the Cronut hit the scene — but the fanaticism sparked by a doughnut-croissant hybrid felt somehow more extreme. Many even saw it as vaguely apocalyptic, as if some piece of serious dining culture, and pastry culture in particular, had just died. They were right in …

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Quality Eats Plans New Locations in UES and NoMad

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New outposts of Michael Stillman’s budget steakhouse will debut later this year | One of New York’s most forward-thinking steakhouses is expanding its footprint. Restaurateur Michael Stillman plans to open two more locations of his Greenwich Village restaurant Quality Eats — a casual, lower-cost version of a steakhouse that Eater critic Ryan Sutton called “the future of the New York steakhouse.” Flo Flab reports that Stillman will debut the new outposts on the Upper East Side at 1469 Second Avenue, at 78th Street, and in NoMad at 3 West 28th Street, near Broadway. The one of the UES is …

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D.C. Chain &pizza To Bring Conveyor Belt Pies to NYC

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A NoMad opening will be the first of many, if the founder has his way | If Sweetgreen’s success in New York City is any indication, then fellow D.C.-born fast casual &pizza might also have a successful introduction to the market, with its first location set to open in June at 15 West 28th Street. Founder Michael Lastoria (who also, until very recently, owned advertising agency JWalk) conceived the chain here in NYC and considers the upcoming opening a homecoming for the brand. Brand being the key word here — &pizza is just as much, if not more, about its …

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