Thursday, November 13, 2014
The Weekly Roundup: Shop Like a NYC Chef, Know Your Steak and a Chat With Il Buco Alimentari's Head Baker Kamel Saci
- Zerve Launches New Consumer Platform to Help People Make the Most of Their Free Time: For years Zerve has been empowering merchants to thrive in ways that they hadn’t thought possible. “Our partnership with Zerve is one of the top reasons for our growth,” said Todd Lefkovic, Owner, Foods of New York.
- Shop Like a Chef; Pros Share Their Favorite Food Stores: Even the experts pay retail sometimes. We tagged along to their favorite food stores to learn what they buy and how they cook it.
- 17 Excellent Local Beers That You Should Be Drinking: From chocolate-layered imperial stouts to bitter and balanced IPAs, a breakdown, by category, of the best bottled and on-tap beers made in and around New York City.
- Out of Dust and Debris, a New Jewel Rises: The glass-and-steel prism called Fulton Center began life as a public-transit labyrinth, a spaghetti-bowl tangle of dimly-lit corridors, narrow switchbacks and baffling signage cobbled together out of five subway stations built in the early 1900s. A century later, and more than a decade after part of the Lower Manhattan subway complex was destroyed in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the nine subway lines that converge on Fulton Street and Broadway have been knit together anew.
- Against the Grain: Sales of gluten-free products will exceed fifteen billion dollars by 2016, twice the amount of five years earlier. The growing list of gluten-free options has been a gift for many children, who no longer have to go through life knowing that they will never eat pizza, cookies, or cake.
- Steak Cuts Explained in Two Minutes: Know your steaks!
- 20 Major Restaurant Openings Around The United States This Winter: As we transition from fall to winter, some of the openings we wrote about in our many fall previews are still in the oven, if you will. And on top of that, new projects with winter openings have been announced. Here are 20 we are keeping our eyes on from around the United States.
- 44 Specialty Food Shops That You Need to Know: Rob Kaufelt, who’s owned the Greenwich Village Murray's Cheese shop since the ’90s, has done more than function as the headmaster of a finishing school for smart young cheesemongers—many of whom, Anne Saxelby among them, have gone on to open their own shops.
- The Ultimate Guide to NYC Omakase Meals: Perhaps the trickiest table to snag in NYC right now is chef Daisuke Nakazawa's $150 omakase, which is made in the Edomae style (a simple style that originated in Tokyo as street food). The cozy West Village sushi den offers this 20-course, nigiri-only experience that boasts Tokyo-level sushi without pretense.
- Eat at famous TV, film spots: You do not even have to watch a full episode of the FX show “Louie” to see a scene filmed at Ben’s Pizzeria.
- 30 Mouthwatering Dishes From New York's Top Restaurants: New York Magazine held its 16th annual New York Taste event Monday night featuring more than 40 of the city’s most celebrated chefs and mixologists. Toloache served up a tasty tuna with quinoa, avocado aioli, and chile oil.
- Beyond Sushi Opens Third Location in Manhattan’s Midtown:Ex-'Hell’s Kitchen' Reality TV contestant Guy Vaknin opens another vegan sushi spot in NYC.
- Takumi Taco Is Taking Over Chelsea, Opening Two Outposts in Less Than a Month: Takumi Taco, the Smorgasburg stand that specializes in Japanese-influenced tacos, opened two brick and mortar locations in the past month. First came a stand at the Starret-Lehigh building on the west side at 26th Street, and last weekend, another, larger space with seating just 10 blocks south in Chelsea Market.
- Q & A with Il Buco Alimentari’s Head Baker Kamel Saci: If you stop to think about it, it’s a noble pursuit to devote your career to churning out the tastiest loaves imaginable, and Kamel Saci, the Head Bread Baker at Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria in the East Village, makes some of the very best.
- St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral School trades in $30.7M deal: Following a $30.7 million deal, St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral School in Nolita is set to go condo.
- Please Don't Touch or Eat the French Fries at this New York Exhibit: From November 6 through November 8, a gallery space at 168 Bowery in the NoLita neighborhood will be transformed into a french fry sanctuary. Eighty french fries from acclaimed New York restaurants have been placed under glass domes and tidily arranged along white tables for the public to salivate over.
- A Historical Timeline Of Ketchup And French Fries, And How The Pair Grew To Fall In Love: It's undeniable, french fries and ketchup are destined to be. They are the Beyonce and Jay of the culinary world, and they deserve to be honored as such. And just like pop's power couple, ketchup and fries weren't always paired together. To learn more about the history of their romance, study this informational timeline
- Still Got It: Xi'an Famous Foods: Chinese food chainlet Xi'an Famous Foods has not so subtly spread its delectable seed over the years, bringing its noodles, soups, burgers, and other specialties to locations on the East Village, Chinatown, Midtown, and the Upper West Side.
- Around the World in 25 Shops; Where to Buy International Food in New York: Hong Kong Supermarket, this supercolossal branch of the California chain peddles practically every Pan-Asian pantry item you can imagine and then some.
- How Racism Created America's Chinatowns:At their height, there were dozens of Chinatowns, in big metro areas like Los Angeles and Chicago and in smaller cities like Cleveland and Oklahoma City. You might think of these neighborhoods as places to eat dim sum and buy knickknacks, but the reasons they initially formed are much more complex -- and political.