Thursday, July 30, 2015
The Weekly Roundup: Ice Cream Rollups, New York City Wine & Food Festival Guide and Best NYC Desserts Under $3
- Tortillas on the rise in New York: Move over, matzo: Meet the unleavened bread that's a fast-rising baked good in New York.
- From Dumplings To Mozzarella: The 5 Best NYC Wine & Food Festival Events Under $100. The foodiot feeding frenzy known as the New York City Wine & Food Festival doesn't unleash its Celebrity Chef-driven spectacle on us until mid-October, but the time to buy tickets is now, before the quality events are sold out and you're stuck eating graham crackers in the parking lot.
- Meal Delivery Service CookUnity Gives New Yorkers Even More Dinner Options: The business’s goal is to provide delicious and responsibly sourced meals at a price point that families feel comfortable ordering from multiple times a week.
- Most Instagrammable foods of summer 2015: The Cronut, the Ramen Burger, Shake Shack—these are New York's food-Instagram all-stars. But there's a school of summertime newcomers invading our social media feeds. Feast your eyes on these Instagram-primed snacks, sandwiches, desserts and more.
- Why Is It So Hard to Get a Great Bagel in California? San Francisco bakeries have tried and tried again to replicate the chewy, crusty perfection of New York’s specialty. They are still trying.
- Salt Shakers Could Be Coming to NYC Menus as Soon as December: New York diners might see little salt shakers on menus at chain restaurants as soon as December. Earlier this summer, Mayor De Blasio proposed a measure, which would require chain restaurants to post a salt icon next to menu items that exceed the daily recommended limit of 2,300 milligrams (about a teaspoon worth) of salt.
- Big Soda in a froth over proposed new sugar-labeling rules: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has just revised the proposed nutrition label changes to emphasize just how much sugar we consume from packaged food and drinks. The new rules, if adopted, would require labels to not just state how much sugar is in a food, but how much added sugar it contains.
- The Price of Olive Oil Is About to Reach an All-Time High: Owing to conditions like scorching-hot weather, bacterial diseases, and fruit-fly infestations, there's been a 50 percent decline in the production of Spanish and Italian olive oils — which make up 70 percent of the world's supply.
- New park opening soon at old St. Vincent’s site: The new park at the former “St. Vincent’s Triangle” — at Seventh Ave. South, Greenwich Ave. and W. 12th St. — is rapidly nearing completion. It will include a lawn, wooden benches, movable tables and chairs and “interactive water jets” for kids to play in.
- HUNGRY FOR PIZZA? NEW YORK CITY CLAIMS 3 OF TOP 10 PIZZA JOINTS IN AMERICA. Taking the No. 10 slot is John's Pizzeria, also on Bleecker Street in the West Village. A TripAdvisor reviewer from Florida said it sets the standard for New York-style pizza.
- First Look: by CHLOE Brings Fast-Casual Vegan to Greenwich Village. Vegan cookbook author Chloe Coscarelli has opened her first restaurant on the iconic corner of Macdougal and Bleecker streets in Greenwich Village. Known for her veggie-focused cooking, the chef has partnered up with ESquared Hospitality (the group behind the BLT restaurants) to debut by CHLOE, a fast-casual concept specializing in 100% plant-based fare.
- The 12 Best Tacos In NYC: TOLOACHE: For a real fancy taco, try some of the unique options at this upscale chainlet, where you can feast on braised-brisket suadero tacos ($13), spicy lobster langosta tacos ($17) and chapulines, made with dried grasshopper ($15).
- New Amsterdam Market Eyeing 2015 Return on NoHo's Bond Street: Last summer, after a long turf battle, the New Amsterdam Market was given the boot from the South Street Seaport, bringing the well-liked produce and provisions market to an end after nine years. Shortly after, organizer Robert LaValva announced that he was on the hunt for a new home and it looks like now he has found it on the cobble-stone covered Bond Street in Noho.
- Ice Cream Roll-Ups, Made To Order In Chinatown For Those Willing To Wait: If it weren't for the line of giddy teenagers spilling through the door, up the steps, and out onto the sidewalk, you'd probably miss 10Below altogether. Situated subterraneously at the tail end of Mott Street, this Thai-style ice cream roll shop announces itself with barely-there signage and a blank plate-glass window