Friday, July 18, 2014
- The Central Village Tour is now re-branded as “The Heart of the Village Tour”: New Tastings, New Stories…same ole' neighborhood.
- Restaurant Week: Enjoy New York's finest meals starting at $25.
- Restaurant Week Runs July 21 - Aug 15: Restaurant week starts his Monday, so cash in your coin jar, put on those comfy pants on and get eating! Here’s a listing of all the participating restaurants.
- Here Are This Weekend's Five Best Food Events in NYC: National Ice Cream Day, Il Laboratorio Del Gelato, 188 Ludlow Street, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.
- Why Is Iced Coffee Getting So Ridiculously Expensive?: Iced coffee costs come from all sides, with the most obvious also being the easiest to overlook: the ice.
- The Essential Dry Aged Burgers of New York City: New York, by virtue of its rich culture of steakhouses, is the dry aged capital of the world. More dry aged beef is sold and consumed here than just about anywhere else, and not surprisingly, it makes its way into plenty of hamburgers.
- Crumbs Shops Will Reopen, Maybe With Dippin' Dots: After the cupcake-saving investment of the Lemonis Fischer Acquisition Company, Crumbs promises it will really will reopen at least some of its shops soon. According to CNN, the company is "looking at Crumbs' business strategy" and considering "reopening some locations that were closed or opening new ones."
- Restaurant Blames Smartphones for Slow Service: An unnamed NYC restaurant that describes itself as popular with "both locals and tourists alike" noticed an increasing number of customers complaining about slow service in recent years, and decided to investigate.
- James Beard Foundation Names 2014 Leadership Award Recipients: For its fourth annual Leadership Awards, which is co-hosted by Good Housekeeping, the James Beard Foundation chose five food writers and food activists.
- One of the oldest homes in Greenwich Village could be razed to make way for condos: One of the most beloved — and quirkiest — homes in storied Greenwich Village could be torn down if its longtime owner has her way.
- Bucolic Dreamhouse In Greenwich Village Will Probably Be Torn Down For Condos: That quaint little farmhouse on Charles Street in Greenwich Village doesn't have its roots in the neighborhood, it was moved there from the Upper East Side in 1967... and now it may be evicted. The home is currently on the market and being listed as a development site
- John's Pizzeria on the Upper East Side Has Closed: John's Pizzeria on the Upper East Side seems to have "vanished without warning sometime in June," according to Jeremiah's Vanishing New York.
- The Best Ice Cream, Gelato, and Soft Serve in NYC: What makes great ice cream? Clarity and intensity of flavor, sure. And a smooth creamy texture. Points for originality or nostalgia and add-ons like hot fudge.
- Crif Dogs, the Newest Frank Shop in the West Village: Brian Shebairo and Isaac Joseph opened the third location of their frankfurter-centric Crif Dogs Sunday in the West Village. The shop is carrying on the hot dog tradition for 120 Mcdougal St., which most recently housed the short-lived Dogmatic.
- No, New York City restaurants aren’t becoming extinct: Restaurants open and close in New York every week, and routine shutdowns when leases are up hardly portend the imminent extinction of every taco dive and four-star dining palace. And, hard as it may be for simpletons to grasp, the pricing-out of restaurants from some neighborhoods is often a boon to the city as a whole. Without Chelsea Market’s redevelopment, there’d be no Buddakan.
- 12 Best Vegetarian Restaurants In New York City: Beyond Sushi - You won’t even realize there is no fish in here because the mango and sweet potato components are so flavorful that you forget.
- Nolita's Hidden Secret: Babel Fair Boutique: Don't have the time to travel the world? Well, stop by Babel Fair in New York City and you can get pretty close. Babel Fair is the center of world fashion. They carry international labels and styles--there is truly a global assortment: from Japanese denim to Argentinean leather, they have it all!
- Planned for Madison Street: A Microbrewery: Paolo Rico Sarthou Tagatac, a college administrator from the Bronx, has been brewing beer for himself and his friends and family for a while. Now, he wants to brew it for the residents of the Lower East Side and Chinatown in a new brewpub planned for 116 Madison St., just west of the Manhattan Bridge.
- Ample Hills Gowanus, Brooklyn's 'Ice Cream Paradise’: Hit Prospect Heights ice cream shop Ample Hills Creamery opens its massive new outpost in Gowanus at noon today. This is quite possibly the biggest ice cream shop in the city, with three floors dedicated to the making and consuming of frozen treats.
- Ample Hills’ Brian Smith Explains Their ‘It Came From Gowanus’ Ice Cream
- Beer Sellers Speak: Covenhoven’s James Case on the Most Requested Bottles, the Continued Importance of “Local” and More.
- New Amsterdam Market Has Come to an End: New Amsterdam Market, the long-running outdoor food market at South Street Seaport, has come to an end after nine years. In a note to supporters, founder Robert LaValva writes: "I was never able to raise the funding or attract the influential backers needed for our organization to thrive.
- Rodeo Bar Will Sing Its Final Song This Month: Rodeo Bar, aka "NYC's longest running honky-tonk," will say its cowboy's farewell on July 27th.