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Blog Post Archive

Here’s Some Jägermeister-Sauced Poutine Served in an Old Bottle

It's a Canadian-German co-production. The world already has Jägerbombs, and gut-bombs in the form of meat-laden poutine, so this Jägermeister Poutine seems like the next logical step. The over-the-top but still Paleo-friendly menu at...Show More Summary

NYC Proposes Banning Toys From Unhealthy Fast-Food Kids’ Meals

Princess Leia bobbleheads be damned! Several other NYC Councilmembers have said as much before him, and now Ben Kallos wants it known he thinks it's ridiculous that "toys are being linked to meals" at fast-food chains, along with discounts...Show More Summary

Judge Temporarily Halts Subway Inn’s Eviction Proceedings

The famous dive bar turned to a crowdfuding campaign earlier this month. Subway Inn, the 77-year-old Upper East Side dive bar that faces demolition to make way for an incoming block of luxury condominiums, temporarily prevailed in court...Show More Summary

The Other Critics: Reviews of Delaware and Hudson, Root & Bone, Cherche Midi

Root & Bone is cleaning up. This week, Pete Wells reviewed a prix fixe tasting menu in Williamsburg, Delaware, and Hudson; Ryan Sutton panned Tavern on the Green; a few critics praised the fried chicken and biscuits and Root & Bone, and Cherche Midi received another glowing review. Show More Summary

Watch a Clip From the New Season of Mind of a Chef

The third season of PBS's food show Mind of a Chef, which features the Nordic genius of Magnus Nilsson and the obsessive, genre-busting Edward Lee, premieres in just a few weeks, and here's an outtake that offers some insight into Lee's work. Show More Summary

No. 7’s Birthday Party; the Cleveland’s New Large-Format Options

• To celebrate its sixth birthday, No. 7 is bringing on Fung Tu's Jonathan Wu and Brooks Headley for a three-course, $50 family-style supper on Friday, September 5 at 9:30 p.m. Email for reservations. [Grub Street]...Show More Summary

Tiny Indiana Town Despises Oreo for Sending Them Lots of Tiny Cookies

Imagine this wrapped in plastic, then paper, in a box, tied with twine, and so on. To drum up interest for its new Mini Oreos, the cookie company invented a "Small Town America" campaign and shipped the miniatures to 50 minuscule U.S. Show More Summary

Korean Barbecue Specialist Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong Will Open Manhattan Location This Fall

Coming to 32nd Street. Coming very soon to 319 Fifth Avenue is Kang Ho Dong Baekjeon, a chain owned by Korean comedian and former wrestler Kang Ho Dong. Stateside, its Jonathan Gold-approved L.A. location and Flushing outpost are connected...Show More Summary

Spiking Booze With Straight Viagra Predictably Ends in Entrepreneur’s Arrest

Hard sell. To "increase liquor sales and make money fast," also to promote other types of growth, the owner of the catchily named Nine Springs Ecological Agriculture Development Co. in Hubei province ordered some internet sildenafilShow More Summary

Doctor Who’s Cast Reacts to New York’s Newest Doctor Who-Themed Café

Jenna Coleman and Peter Capaldi at last week's BBC America fan screening in NYC. Brilliant Scottish actor Peter Capaldi is about to make his debut as the 12th incarnation of the namesake title character in the very long-running British show Doctor Who, which has its season premiere this weekend. Show More Summary

Bakery That Supplied Crumbs Laid Off 75 Workers After Cupcake-Bubble Bust

Soar like an eagle, s'mores cupcake! In addition to scores of corporate-side workers and all employees at its now-shuttered retail locations, 75 shift bakers at Melita Bakery in the Bronx lost their jobs after Crumbs abruptly shut down last month. Show More Summary

Café Owner Told Job Applicant ‘Coffee Culture Is More About White People’

At least the place makes okay-looking foam art. Nilson Dos Santos, who is black and a Brazilian-born resident of Sydney, Australia, interviewed for a barista job at the inner-city café Forbes and Burton, but was apparently turned away because of his race. Show More Summary

Slaughterhouse Owners Allegedly Ordered Employees to Process Meat From Cancer-Stricken Cows

Ribeye sans cancer eye, please. A federal grand jury has charged Jesse Amaral Jr. and Robert Singleton, owners of the now-defunct Rancho Feeding Corp., plus two employees, with conspiracy and fraud after they pushed diseased cattle past USDA inspectors and then sold them. Show More Summary

Ketchup vs. Catsup: Why Heinz Is Irreplaceable

Minetta Tavern serves Heinz, but Cherche Midi opts for fancy-ass ketchup. At Cherche Midi, Keith McNally's latest restaurant, the French fries are truly outstanding. They retain all the best attributes of fast-food fries — uniformly golden, very thin, perfectly crispy — while still managing to feel handmade. Show More Summary

Rose’s Luxury, High Street on Market, Estela Named ‘Best New Restaurants’

Estela placed in the top three. Bon Appétit released its annual Hot 10 list, with Andrew Knowlton awarding Washington, D.C.'s Rose's Luxury the top honor. (Last year, Alma placed No. 1.) "Rose’s isn’t just in the restaurant business; it’s in the making-people-happy business," Knowlton writes. Show More Summary

Burst Pipe Temporarily Closes the Modern

Cleaning up. A hot water pipe burst above the ceiling at the Modern in midtown on Sunday night. No one was hurt, but the restaurant is closed temporarily until cleanup and repairs can be completed. Union Square Hospitality Group's Terrace 5 and Café 2 at MoMA remain open, and meanwhile, the Modern expects to reopen for dinner service tomorrow night. Show More Summary

Lobster Bash at Jeffrey’s Grocery; Back Forty’s Crab-a-Palooza

• Back Forty's annual crab-a-palooza returns from August 26 to August 30. Tickets available online for $55. [Grub Street] • Madison Square Eats will return from September 5 to October 3. [Grub Street] • Lobster Bash is back at Jeffrey's Grocery, from Tuesday through Saturday. Show More Summary

Restaurant Owner Isn’t Sure Why Everyone Hated Her Nazi-Themed Spaghetti

In all its newly renamed glory. Tsao Ya-sin, owner of the Italian restaurant Rock Hill in Taiwan's capital Taipei, readily admits she "know[s] little about World War II," but the shortcoming must have seemed neither here nor there when...Show More Summary

Taco Bell Gives America $1 Normcore Burritos

Taco Bell has gotten one step closer to just giving its food away. Along with a gentle reminder that it "continues to lead the industry with value menus," a format it allegedly pioneered in 1988, Taco Bell today unleashed a nationwide...Show More Summary

100 Montaditos Will Give Away Free Sandwiches Tomorrow

Game on, jamon. Spanish chain 100 Montaditos specializes in thumb-size sandwiches laden with things like sausages, sliced cheese, jamon, hardboiled eggs, almond cream, and all manner of condiments. Its New York City expansion push continues tomorrow, August 19, with the opening of its second shop at 177 Ludlow Street. Show More Summary

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