Tag Archive for New York Food

Restaurant That Killed Patron With Peanut Allergy Sends ‘Apology’ Email Advertising New Desserts

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Source: Grub Street New York

It took almost a month, but Jaipur Spice, the British restaurant whose owner sneaked peanuts into the curry to save money, has finally said how sorry it is for killing an allergic customer. Okay, no, it didn’t do that at all — the joint’s actually just issued a crass plug for its food and merely couched it as an apology. In owner Mohammed Zaman’s absence (as he’s now busy serving six years in prison), his son Emraz popped off an email to Jaipur’s mailing list promisingly titled “Our Apology,” …

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Former Fatty Crab King Zak Pelaccio Opening a New Hudson Restaurant With Malaysian Food

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Source: Eater NY

He hasn’t cooked the Malaysian food he became known for in a while

Chef Zak Pelaccio — formerly of Fatty Crab and currently at James Beard Award-winning upstate restaurant Fish & Game — is getting back into cooking Malaysian food. The chef gained acclaim for Southeast Asian food a decade ago, and since leaving Fatty Crab in 2011, he’s moved away from it, as a report from the Times says. He originally stayed away after leaving Fatty Crab because he thought it would be “poor taste” to immediately open something similar. But now, years later, he and Fish …

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Stephen Starr and Daniel Rose’s Le Coucou to Trip the Light Fantastic Starting Next Week

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Source: Eater NY

One of the biggest restaurants of 2016 is almost here

The paint is almost dry on the walls of Le Coucou, a restaurant from two industry heavy-hitters. In one corner, we have Stephen Starr, a man with a knack for creating both outlandish theme canteens, and high-gloss chef-driven restaurants. And in the other corner, we have Daniel Rose, an American-born chef who earned heaps of praise for his vegetable-forward cuisine at Spring in Paris.

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Taco Bell Employees Attack Littering Customers With a Knife and Boiling Grease

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Source: Grub Street New York

Littering isn’t cool, but it probably doesn’t deserve the Middle Ages–style punishment a group of teens claim they received at a Houston Taco Bell. They say angry employees spit on them, then stabbed them, then ultimately burned them with boiling oil after they chucked a bottle out of their car window in the drive-through. As usual with fast-food brawls like these, the carful of teens didn’t exactly respond with Gandhi-like nonviolent resistance, but community activists yesterday asked police “what’s taking you so long” to arrest the workers responsible for this “insanity.” Naturally, both sides …

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New York City’s Hottest Pizzerias, Spring/Summer 2016

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Source: Eater NY

Here are the hottest pies in town

While it seems that we already have an abundance of pizza options here in NYC, not just representing our own clearly defined style, but also numerous regional variations, there’s always room for more. Case in point: Detroit-style, a form heretofore unknown in NYC but now represented by Emmy Squared. The new pizzeria from husband and wife team of Matt and Emmy Hyland tops our list of hottest new pizzerias in NYC, but things don’t cool off at all as we make our way from there. We have pizza from renowned chefs like …

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World’s Worst Dine-and-Dashers Leave Daughter Inside Restaurant

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Source: Grub Street New York

The customers who tried beating their check but mowed over their waitress in the parking lot have a close competitor for all-time most horrible dine-and-dashers: this Canadian couple who ran up a $135 tab at a restaurant in Manitoba and made a run for it, but left behind a pretty damning bit of evidence — their 10-year-old daughter. Authorities rounded them up a few blocks away, maybe because the wife had this sudden feeling they’d forgotten something and insisted they pull over? As everyone’s by now suspected, police say …

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Zak Pelaccio Revisits Malaysian Cooking in His New Restaurant

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Source: NY Times Food

In the Hudson Valley, the James Beard award-winning chef returns to the flavors that made him famous.

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Hao Noodle and Tea Is the American Debut of a Veteran Chinese Restaurateur

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Source: Grub Street New York

New York’s Chinese-food scene is nothing if not vibrant, but it’s not every day a veteran restaurateur from the People’s Republic decides that, for her next act, she’ll open a restaurant in New York. Chongqing, Sichuan, native Zhu Rong is a New York rookie, but she opened the first of her Yuxiang Renjia restaurants back in 1998, launching ten locations before selling the business in 2006. Two years later, she branched out with Madam Zhu’s Kitchen, which now has six locations in Beijing, Chongqing, Hangzhou, and Shanghai. Now, Rong …

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Hungry City: Caridad China Revives Old-School Flavor in Williamsburg

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Source: NY Times Food

A native of Guangdong brings the flavors of the Caribbean to Brooklyn’s Avenue of Puerto Rico.

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Canadians Tell Burger King’s Bros to Diversify Their All-Male Board

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Source: Grub Street New York

Burger King is learning firsthand that putting your company entirely in the hands of men is not the Canadian way of running a business. A large group of shareholders in Restaurant Brands International, the parent company created by the chain’s 2014 acquisition of Tim Hortons, say there’s way too much testosterone on the company’s all-male board, which they, as a Vancouver-based group, see as a national embarrassment. Burger King — a company already run by “a bunch of kids,” somewhat fittingly — made the very tax-advantageous move across the border after forming RBI with …

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Jackson Hole UWS Location Closes After More Than 40 Years: Report

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Source: Eater NY

It was an Upper West Side diner institution

The Upper West Side of local diner burger and diner chain Jackson Hole has closed after more than 40 years in business, according to a report from West Side Rag. The neighborhood blog spotted a sign on the papered up windows at the restaurant at 517 Columbus Ave., announcing the closure and thanking locals. “It is with great regret that we have decided to close our doors after 42 years in business,” the sign says. “Thank you for all your support and great memories.” Jackson Hole, known for its burgers, has …

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Ichimura Eyes Leonard Street., Oiji to Host Honey Butter Chip Stand, and More Intel

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Source: Eater NY

A breakfast taco stand is coming to Brooklyn Heights, plus more news and gossip from around NYC

Eiji Ichimura, the chef at David Bouley’s Ichimura at Brushstroke, is planning to open a new sushi restaurant at 69 Leonard Street. At last night’s CB1 meeting, chef Ichimura and a partner explained their plans to open a 10-seat sushi parlor called Ichidan in the space. The team agreed to a 12:30 a.m. closing time Sunday through Thursday, and a 1:30 a.m. closing time on Friday and Saturday. Presumably, the restaurant will open after phase two of the Great Bouley Shake-Up …

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Drink: The American Way of Drinking

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Source: NY Times Food

Can a look back at our country’s historic beverages tell us something about who we are?

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Samson’s, The Norm, August Laura, Aunt Ginny’s, and More Open

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Source: Eater NY

Plus: Biscuits out of a window on the Upper West Side

1) Elmhurst: The team behind popular Thai restaurant Ayada recently took over a former barbershop next door, expanding its space and doubling its seating. Owner Kitty Thammasat is using one kitchen for both spaces and is still serving dishes like larb, som tum, duck pad Thai, and pad see ew. Future expansion plans include a backyard garden and sidewalk seating in the future. Status: Certified Open; 77-08 Woodside Avenue, 718-424-0844

2) Carroll Gardens: Frankie Rodriguez and Alyssa Sartor — veterans of Death & Co. and The …

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Keurig Finally Admits $300 Soda Machines Were a Terrible Idea

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Source: Grub Street New York

Some would argue they saw this one coming, but Keurig has finally pulled the plug on its prohibitively expensive, quite unpopular DIY soda-maker. The company says the device, called Kold, “didn’t fully deliver on consumer expectations, especially around size, speed and value.” In what feels like an even greater insult to its creator, Keurig even says it will buy the blasted things back from anyone silly enough to have purchased one. The end of Kold means layoffs as well — 130 workers who produced the machine’s pods at a facility in Vermont. …

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