For The Love of Cronuts
First there was the cronut. Then came the ramen burger. And once both trends had reached a fever pitch – with foodies bartering cronuts for ramen burgers – the ‘cronut burger’ was truly inevitable.
But a Canadian attempt at just such a treat ended in disaster when 12 people who had sampled the dubious snack at the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto experienced severe food poisoning and needed to be treated by paramedics. Suffering from vomiting, diarrhea and stomach pain, five foodies were rushed to the hospital. Read More
It’s been a long summer on the hybrid pastry front. The cronut, that croissant and doughnut fusion that sparked ungodly lines and an obscene amount of coverage, only came on the scene in May. Although the lines Dominique Ansel Bakery, which pioneered the cronut craze, are still allegedly long (we have been boycotting due to a combination of principle and laziness), the search for the new cronut already started.
“No, stuffed bagel holes are not the new cronut,” NYMag’s food blog Grub Street proclaimed today.
So what is? The race is on to find out.
Remember Locanda Verde? It’s still downtown, it still has delicious, affordable food, but it might as well be Sardi’s for the amount of coverage it gets. The Dutch displaced it, and now Lafayette will displace The Dutch. They all have the same universally respected chef, Andrew Carmellini, and are owned by an experienced and well–funded restaurant group, so they will be fine.
But go visit some of the hot restaurants of 2009, like Matsugen and Mia Dona and Adour and Allen & Delancey and RUB and The Tasting Room and Centro Vinoteca and Irving Mill. Or rather don’t, because they’re all out of business, and got that way fast as a result of a brutal food-media climate dominated by online outlets. For the sake of convenience, I will call them “blogs,” but they’re really news-driven niche sites for foodists, which is to say, almost everybody these days.