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Pete Wells: Pork Is Only the Starting Point at Pig Bleecker

1 star | A Greenwich Village sibling of the Brooklyn restaurant Pig Beach impresses with seafood, sandwiches and, running through it all, smoke.

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NYC Best Weekend Bets (5.11.2017-5.14.2017)

Hello and welcome to ye olde weekend! Do you guys hate how much I say “ye olde” all the time? (I don’t really care either way and plan to continue using it regardless, but was just curious.) Anyway, lots happening the next couple of days! I’m going to be out of town for my niece’s […]

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Pete Wells: The Extras Are the Stars on the Korean Menu at Atoboy

2 stars | At his restaurant in NoMad, the chef builds excitement out of banchan, the little plates that usually come free.

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Hungry City: A Shrimp Cocktail With a Jumbo Jolt, at La Esquina in Queens

Potent tonics are the draw at a tiny in-store restaurant with a big name (La Esquina del Camarón Mexicano) in Jackson Heights.

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    Pete Wells: Pork Is Only the Starting Point at Pig Bleecker

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    NYC Best Weekend Bets (5.11.2017-5.14.2017)

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    Pete Wells: The Extras Are the Stars on the Korean Menu at Atoboy

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    Hungry City: A Shrimp Cocktail With a Jumbo Jolt, at La Esquina in Queens

Alex Jones Admits Defeat in Battle Against Yogurt Empire

Source: Grub Street NY

Alex Jones has learned the hard way that you can’t go up against Big Yogurt and emerge unscathed. A few weeks after losing a custody battle with his ex-wife, the conspiracy theorist settled a defamation lawsuit brought against him by Chobani. In mid-April, Jones’s …

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Why One of New York’s Most Respected Chefs Decided to Expand to Long Island’s North Fork

Source: Grub Street NY

For nearly two decades, Frank DeCarlo has run Peasant, the Elizabeth Street Italian restaurant with a wood-fired oven and a very devoted following. While DeCarlo has expanded, he’s hardly an empire builder. In fact, a new restaurant opening in a couple weeks will be only his third. That restaurant, …

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Eat: Chowder-Soaked Toast Any Chef Would Want to Claim

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Source: NY Times Food

When you run your restaurant with your wife, it can be tricky to tell where one voice starts and the other leaves off.

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Behold the Chickle: As You Might Guess, It’s Spicy Chicken Stuffed Inside a Pickle

Source: Grub Street NY

It’s common knowledge that America’s most innovative chefs can be found working in the kitchens of the country’s baseball stadiums. The churro dog. Spam doughnuts. Whatever this pulled-pork funnel-cake thing is. And now, America’s next great culinary invention comes courtesy of the genius cooks …

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

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Source: Eater NY

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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NYC’s Best Steakhouse Is So Good, You’ll Forget You’re Overlooking Central Park

Source: Grub Street NY

Grab a table by the window overlooking Central Park, while enjoying a double-cut côte de boeuf from this Columbus Circle restaurant. Impeccable service, opulent sides, and a great wine selection deem this the absolute best steakhouse in the city.

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Our Twin Peaks Food Truck Is Coming to a Corner Near You

Source: Grub Street NY

The new Twin Peaks is nearly upon us – the limited event series of the ’90s cult classic premieres on SHOWTIME on May 21 at 9 p.m. To celebrate, we’re bringing some of the iconic eats that stud the series to New Yorkers by way of a food truck. On …

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You Can Now Google a Restaurant by Pointing Your Phone’s Camera at It

Source: Grub Street NY

Google’s annual I/O developer conference kicked off today, and the first big announcement of CEO Sundar Pichai’s keynote was something called Google Lens, essentially a photo-recognition feature that lets users turn their camera lenses into a search box. By pointing their phones at a thing they …

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McDonald’s Pulls Ad Saying If Your Dad Dies, You Just Need a Filet-O-Fish

Source: Grub Street NY

McDonald’s has decided to stop airing a new British TV ad that seems to insinuate a Filet-O-Fish helped a boy feel less distraught after his dad’s death. The 90-second spot has been running since Friday, allowing it to accumulate a whole weekend’s worth of outcries from …

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

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Source: Eater NY

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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Source: Eater NY

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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What You Need to Know About America’s Brand-new Nutella Café

Source: Grub Street NY

America is finally getting rewarded for its obsession with Italy’s most famous jarred product: It will soon be home to the world’s only official stand-alone café devoted to Nutella. Ferrero says in a press release that its Nutella Cafe — potentially the first of many — …

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

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Source: Eater NY

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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The Canal Street Market Brings the Fancy Food Hall to Chinatown

Source: Grub Street NY

Does New York need another upscale food hall? The developer behind the Canal Street Market certainly thinks so, at least in his neck of downtown. A 12,000-square-foot space, the market straddles the intersection of Chinatown (already home to bustling street markets) and Soho. Now, after opening its shopping …

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What to Cook: 10 Great Recipes for Now

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Source: NY Times Food

Try a creamy pasta, scallion meatballs, or a pavlova. Or, skip the recipe for a party board, using some cured meat and whatever cheese is in the fridge.

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