King Midas seemed pretty upset about turning his food to gold, but Serendipity 3 owner Stephen Bruce has no idea why. The emperor of ice cream swears the edible gold flakes on the restaurant’s $25,000 frozen “haute chocolate” dessert are delicious.
“It actually tastes beautiful; you don’t know you’re eating it; it just melts Read More
Restaurant owners, Mayor Michael Bloomberg feels your pain–sort of.
Mr. Bloomberg this week bluntly dismissed concerns about the city’s controversial restaurant letter-grading system, which critics describe as unnecessarily punitive
Food & Drink
Man, food safety regulations, amirite? Just a whole bunch of work. Read More
one fine day
The Hudson River Park Trust is courting restaurateurs interested in a huge riverfront indoor-outdoor restaurant on Pier 26 in Tribeca.
Currently under construction, the spot at 223 West Street should end up with a 100-person main dining room topped by a “pier level terrace” (capacity: 152 people) and a sprawling roof accommodating about 300 more eaters and tipplers.
Eater speculates that Danny Meyer, Drew Nieporent and the Carbone boys (Rich Torrisi, Mario Carbone) could be among the applicants for the “insane” opportunity.
Eat Your Feelings
Peekaboo? The city’s gonna fine you…
Hundreds of New York City restaurants would rather hide their letter grade and pay a $1,000 fine than display their less-than-stellar ranking, according to a CBS investigation.
Over five percent of the city’s 24,000 restaurants have been hit by the fine, which is levied for failing to Read More
In a move that’s leaving many Brooklyn-based foodies with whiplash, Dressler, the beloved South Williamsburg eatery, announced today that it would be closing its doors immediately.
Their website has been emptied of content except for a statement that reads, “With much regret, an agreement could not be reached for a lease renewal. Read More
With almost half of restaurants earning an A on their first inspection, anything but top marks can be considered failing.
That’s why the results of the Huffington Post‘s investigation of letter grades given to restaurants serving various cuisines were so intriguing. According to its study, the city’s ethnic restaurants Read More
Forget the great outdoors.
The Department of Consumer Affairs has sent notice to 17 New York restaurants, telling them that that they will have to close their sidewalk seating areas unless they are willing to comply with the city’s zoning regulations.
“Please be advised you have 100 business days from and including May 1 Read More
Film and food
Tired of the same old Easter Egg hunt? Kind of hate the Easter Bunny? This holiday, depraved diners can finally find out if rabbits have anything in common with Jesus by visiting their favorite restaurants and watching for any signs of resurrection during digestion.
If you ever watched a Men in Black, The Fisher King or that episode of Seinfeld, you may have a certain idea of how a Chinese restaurant in New York should look. Red walls? Big golden statues? A wall that’s a fish tank? Well, of course, there’s always Congee Village, but for the most part, New York’s finest Asian eateries look nothing like their Hollywood counterparts, according to ScoutingNY.com.