Thursday, May 14, 2015
The Weekly Roundup: Anthony Bourdain Market Finds a Home, Wegmans Blesses Brooklyn and NYC Food Carts Go Green
- 500 Solar-Powered Food Carts to Roll Onto NYC's Streets This Summer: This summer, hundreds of new-age food carts equipped with solar panels, rechargeable batteries, and technology adapted from hybrid cars, will roll out on to the streets of New York City.
- Wegmans to Open at Brooklyn Navy Yard: Wegmans, the family-owned, Rochester-based chain of 85 stores concentrated in the Great Lakes region and the Washington Beltway, has that kind of following, inspiring fan websites, hashtags, T-shirts, even a high school musical about a couple who finds love in the aisles. The company is poised to open its first New York City store, and it has selected one of the most ripe locations: the derelict Admiral’s Row at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
- Meet New York's Next Generation of Amazing Eclairs: Today's haute eclairs, though, are a different sub-species from the versions in your supermarket freezer aisle. They're freshly made with bold, bright, unexpected flavors, and a keen eye toward aesthetics. You can even call them exciting.
- THE BIRTHPLACES OF MORE THAN 30 FAMOUS COCKTAILS MAP: We love cocktails, a lot. And although the reemergence of cocktail culture means there are hundreds of great cocktail bars across the world whipping up new cocktails every night of the week, we still love the classics. But when a cocktail attains classic status, it’s often hard to remember how and where it originated in the first place.
- The Differences Between Northern & Southern Indian Food: Chitra Agrawal teaches us about the differences between North and South Indian cuisine by way of two variations on a traditional Indian side: South Indian-influenced Radish Yogurt Raita and North Indian-influenced Kale Yogurt Raita.
- Fear of Ruin as Disease Takes Hold of Italy’s Olive Trees: Across the stony heel of Italy, a peninsula ringed by the blue-green waters of the Mediterranean, olive trees have existed for centuries, shaping the landscape and producing some of the nation’s finest olive oils. Except now, many of the trees are dying.
- Behold, the 15 Oldest Houses For Sale in NYC Right Now: New York City may have nothing on Europe when it comes to historic architecture, but compared to the rest of the country, things here can be pretty darn old. The age between one building and the next on a New York City block can span a century, and to prove it, we've picked through the 15 oldest houses for sale in New York City right now with the help of StreetEasy.
- New York's Carbone heads west to open its first restaurant in Las Vegas: Aria swaps out one Italian restaurant for another when Carbone opens at the resort in October. The New York City Italian-American restaurant plans to showcase its table-side service prepped by captains, old school vibe and of course dishes such as chicken scarpariello, veal Parmesan and octopus pizzaiolo in the former Sirio Ristorante space on the second-floor promenade.
- Anthony Bourdain in Negotiations to Open His Food Hall on Pier 57: After months and months of speculation and rumors, we finally know where Anthony Bourdain is looking to open his mega food hall: Pier 57, aka the SuperPier.
- Keith McNally Allegedly Still Negotiating for New Pastis Space on Gansevoort Street: Though a rumor surfaced not too long ago that Keith McNally was set to take over the Gansevoort Market space and make it the new home of his displaced Meatpacking District icon, Pastis, it sounds like he's still a ways from making any final decisions.
- From Meat Hooks to American Art: The arrival of the Whitney caps a decades-long transformation of the Meatpacking District.
- The Eleven Best Breakfasts in NYC, 2015: The casual sibling to upscale Italian restaurant Il Buco around the corner, Alimentari offers a standout rustic Italian breakfast, including egg-topped avocado toast and a beastly sandwich of eggs and thinly sliced porchetta.
- Charlie Bird Team Confirms They're Opening a Wood-Fired Restaurant on Kenmare: After the news circulated this morning that the Charlie Bird team appeared to be eying a space at 86 Kenmare Street recently home to Toby's Public House, sommelier Robert Bohr confirms that he and partners Grant Reynolds and chef Ryan Hardy do have a new restaurant in the works there.
- 10 Great Old-Fashioned Brooklyn Neighborhood Pizzerias: On my travels around Brooklyn, I make a point of pausing for a slice whenever one of these old places looms into view. Here are 10 of my favorite old-fashioned neighborhood pizzerias, still turning out an excellent product despite the passage of time.