Thursday, January 29, 2015
The Weekly Roundup: Best Superbowl Wings in NYC, USA Takes Silver in Food Olympics and A Day in the Life of Katz's Deli
- 8 Must-Try Wings in NYC: It's Super Bowl week and wings are undoubtedly on your mind. But instead of the usual humdrum barroom variety, check out these eight restaurants offering elevated takes on the game-day classic.
- How Katz's 27-Year-Old Owner Is Keeping the Icon Alive and Slicing: Dell is perhaps the youngest owner and operator of any classic New York dining institution, which has caused some challenges, but ultimately helped the deli reach its 127th year. Dell talked to Eater about changing his name to Katz (or Deli), the future of the icon, and his favorite diner of all time.
- A Day in the Life of Katz's Delicatessen's Jake Dell in 33 Photos: Jake Dell may be a young man, but as the owner of Katz's Delicatessen he runs one of NYC oldest and most iconic restaurants. Here's what an average day looks like for the man in charge of one of the city's finest pastrami purveyors.
- How Mario Cuomo Ushered In the Locavore Liquor Boom: The 1976 Farm Winery Act was designed to entice grape growing for wine in the Empire State. Today the impacts of these laws can practically be seen from space.
- Team USA Takes Silver for the First Time Ever at the Bocuse d’Or 2015: The results of this year's Bocuse d'Or were announced this afternoon in Lyon amid the fanfare of popped Champagne, plenty of air horns, and some straight-up Lord of the Rings–style overtures blaring in the background. Chef Philip Tessier and Skylar Stover of the French Laundry in Napa represented the United States at the world's most prestigious culinary competition, which takes place in a two-day frenzy of high-stakes knife work and impossibly elaborate plate presentations.
- The Whole Nine Yards, Super Bowl recipes that will score big: If you haven't started planning what you're going to cook, fear not, TT has coordinated your culinary offense. This spread is guaranteed to get a few cheers!
- After a Deal, British Chocolates Won’t Cross the Pond: As a result of a settlement with the Hershey’s Company, Let’s Buy British Imports, or L.B.B., agreed this week to stop importing all Cadbury’s chocolate made overseas. The company also agreed to halt imports on KitKat bars made in Britain; Toffee Crisps, which, because of their orange packaging, and yellow-lined brown script, too closely resemble Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups; Yorkie chocolate bars, which infringe on the York peppermint patty; and Ms. Perry’s beloved Maltesers.
- How Much Would The 'Friends' Apartments Cost In Real Life? Let's Just Say, They've Always Been Slightly Unrealistic. Friends, for better or for worse (and for a show not actually filmed in New York, but instead on a backlot in LA) was, for a long while, a lot of non-New Yorkers’ first glimpse into the mythos of being a 20 or 30-something adult living in New York City.
HEART OF THE VILLAGE
- The Bourgeois Pig Shutters Its Original Home as It Settles Down in Greenwich Village: After 10 years in the East Village, fondue-focused restaurant The Bourgeois Pig shut its grand old (looking) doors last Saturday. Late last year, when the owners learned of a rent hike at the original location that would force them out, they opened a second location in Greenwich Village.
CHELSEA MARKET/ MEATPACKING
- The best gluten-free restaurants in NYC: Friedman’s Lunch; Find a variety of gluten-free dishes and beers at this comfort food spot, which uses separate knives and a dedicated gluten-free fryer to prevent cross-contamination.
- New York’s Best Hot Chocolate: Brad Farmerie just introduced a number of health-conscious items to Public’s weekend brunch menu, such as Quinoa Pancakes and Avocado Toast. Which gives you plenty of leeway to indulge in their new DIY hot cocoa bar.
- Here Are All 24 Bon-Bon Flavors From NYC’s Newest Chocolate Sensation: Inside a 750-square-foot shop on Mott Street, former Per Se chocolatier Susanna Yoon is quietly turning out some of the city's most impressive new sweets. At Stick With Me Sweets, Yoon's bon-bons, caramels, chocolate truffles, brittles, toffees, nougats, nut butters, and cakes reflect her fine-dining pedigree: The pastry chef makes everything in her store by hand, in small batches, using Valrhona chocolate and high-quality, natural ingredients.
- The 24 Iconic Dishes of New York City: Peking Duck at Peking Duck House, Dinner here is part theater, part feast. Whole ducks with perfectly crisp skins are brought to tables and carved before diners by skilled servers. Bring a group and a few bottles of wine — the restaurant is BYOB, making it a favorite among the city’s sommeliers.