Thursday, October 16, 2014
- Food of New York Tours-Chelsea Market/High Line Experience: Always one to try new foods and better yet new experiences coupled with those new foods I had the opportunity to find out about Food of New York Tours and decided that the Chelsea Market/Meatpacking District Food Tasting Tour looked both tasty as well as historically interesting.
- What Happens When Second Graders Are Treated to a Seven-Course, $220 Tasting Meal: One Saturday afternoon last month, six second graders from P.S. 295 in Brooklyn got a head start on the fine-dining life when they visited the acclaimed French restaurant Daniel. There, five waiters presented them with a seven-course tasting menu
- Restaurant Review: Élan in the Flatiron District: If you remember David Waltuck’s cooking at Chanterelle, eating at his new restaurant, Élan, can be a little unnerving. Chanterelle, a downtown pioneer when it opened in 1979, was an institution by the time it went out of business, just a few months short of its 30th anniversary.
- Greenwich Village Mainstay Po Is Back in Business After Troubling Hiatus: After a long closure forced upon the restaurant by a gas leak, Po has finally reopened.
- At Chumley’s, a Former Speakeasy, the Password Doesn’t Work: It has been seven and a half years since the wall collapsed, and Chumley’s is still at least months away from being ready to reopen. Originally, the timetable was a month or two.
- The Caffe Cino: Lanford Wilson, Bette Midler and Everyone in Between. “The Story of Caffe Cino”, the story of a small storefront studio that turned into an Italian caffe, which turned into the incubator for some of the greatest theater talent of the 20th century.
- 11 Places to Find Fancy Hummus: Bar Sardine; New to the menu at Gabe Stulman's West Village bar is a dish comprised of roasted carrots, hummus, pepitas, and crowd-pleasing sriracha. It's a nice, light antidote to the excellent barbecue-mayo-topped cheeseburger.
- Is Minetta Tavern's $61 Strip Steak Worth It? Welcome to Suttonomics, where Eater Data Lead Ryan Sutton looks at facts, figures, and interesting data across the restaurant industry. This week, Ryan takes a look at why Minetta Tavern's strip steak costs almost $80 after tax and tip.
- NYU May Renege on Promise to Build Public School: One of the promises that NYU made to the Greenwich Village community in order to soften the blow of its massive expansion was a new seven-story public school on Bleecker Street. But now the University may be getting the opportunity to go back on that promise as the Department of Education has until the end of this year to commit funding for the school and they're not so sure they want to.
- Bleecker Street Music , New York City: Bob Dylan definitely wouldn't recognize the Bleecker Street of today, but back in the '60s, the strip in New York's West Village (often dubbed "the Left Bank of America") served as the birthplace of the folk scene. Smoke-filled dive bars and coffee shops offered intimate spaces for Dylan and Joan Baez to find their voices — not to mention jazz legends like Miles Davis and John Coltrane.
- Once Upon A Tart Is Re-Opening – Welcome back, Jerome! A true marketer, word has already spread around SoHo that the beloved store at 135 Sullivan Street will re-open officially November 7th, this time with longer hours.
- Former Home Of Meatpacking District's Pastis To Become A Restoration Hardware: Nearly a year to the day, word came down that Keith McNally's long-running Meatpacking District restaurant Pastis would close and we now know who the space's new tenant will be, a Restoration Hardware.
- Keith McNally Confirms Pastis Will Return to the Meatpacking District Where it Belongs in 2016: Now that a Restoration Hardware is confirmed for the original Pastis space at 9 Ninth Avenue, bistro kingpin Keith McNally finally drops some crucial information on the beloved restaurant's return, telling the Wall Street Journal that it will reopen somewhere on Gansevoort Street hopefully in September of 2016.
- YouTube to open professional studio for creators in New York City: The 'YouTube Space' will open Nov. 6 at its offices in Chelsea Market. Online video artists who have at least 5,000 subscribers will be able to utilize the studio space and professional equipment free of charge.
- CB4 Approves Expansion of Special West Chelsea District: After the kerfuffle caused by Jamestown Properties’ wildly unpopular expansion atop the Chelsea Market, CB4 has been eager to prevent similar situations. To that end, the Chelsea Land Use Committee has applied to incorporate areas into the Special West Chelsea District (SWCD), to ensure that new buildings adhere to the character of the neighborhood.
- Airbnb Is Illegal, Rapacious, & Swallowing Lower Manhattan: The Lower East Side/Chinatown, Chelsea/Hell's Kitchen, and Greenwich Village/Soho account for one third of all the listings, and 41% of host revenue city wide ($186.9 million).