Thursday, June 23, 2016
The Weekly Roundup: The Best Slice Of Pizza In NYC, Blue Wine Is Now Trending and A Tribute To Porchetta
- Meet The Faces Behind NYC’s Best Street Food: “I was a dormant cell for the Department of Waffles of the Ministry of Culinary Affairs. They contacted me and said, ‘Do you want to open a little waffle truck?’ and I said, ‘Sure.’”
- A 'Golden Girls'-Themed Restaurant Is Headed to NYC: Time to book a flight to New York City: The Northern Manhattan neighborhood of Washington Heights is getting a Golden Girls-themed restaurant come September. It's called Rue La Rue Café, reports DNAInfo, and the concept was dreamt up by Michael J. LaRue, a close friend of late actress Rue McClanahan (AKA Blanche Devereaux, the show's saucy Southern belle); he plans to decorate the café with memorabilia he inherited from McClanahan.
- Vendy Plaza: Revitalizing An Historic Harlem Market & Supporting Food Entrepreneurs. Now New Yorkers can have the "Vendy" experience every Sunday, May through October. Vendy Plaza is located in an East Harlem open-air market space, featuring local street chefs and celebrating New York City's diverse food culture.
- Five Restaurants to Try in Five New York Neighborhoods: Where to eat in Brighton Beach, Jackson Heights, Hell's Kitchen and more.
- Regional Barbecue Sauce Styles, Explained: Meat cuts and cooking methods are the main signifiers of regional barbecue, but the sauces perhaps best define the history of America's low and slow cooked proteins. From the Carolinas to Texas and Kansas City, barbecue fanatics religiously ally themselves with specific styles of sauces and dips.
- More Whole Foods Products Recalled Over Food-Safety Fears: Whole Foods has added two brand-new recalls to a year that's already not going to win an award for product safety.
- Move Over Rosé, Blue Wine Is Now On The Market: Some people want to break out of the norms that keep things rooted in tradition, and those are the folks who have created Gik, the world’s first blue wine.
- Paying Tribute to Porchetta, the Ancient Italian Pig Roast: To make porchetta, a whole pig is deboned and gutted, then stuffed with garlic and herbs, and roasted in its skin until crunchy, juicy and insanely aromatic.
- Greenwich village bars draw mourners, share profits for Orlando shooting victims: Greenwich Village’s famed gay bars have seen an increase in business since the attack on Orlando’s Pulse nightclub, and several say they will be donating a portion of their profits to groups helping survivors of the shootings and families of the victims.
- The Absolute Best Slice of Pizza in New York: The perfect slice is served at a place where you can get in and out quickly, whether you’re a local without any time to wait or a pizza pilgrim — save the 40-minute waits for whole pies.
- The Bourgeois Pig Closes This Week to Become Vegan Tapas Wine Bar Ladybird: Wine and fondue restaurant The Bourgeois Pig is closing its doors this week after 12 years in business as part of owner Ravi DeRossi’s plan to turn all his businesses vegan.
- At Chelsea Market, Retail Growth and Vertical Flatline: High above and down below, big plans are in the works for Chelsea Market — but the building’s vertical expansion has been delayed, as Jamestown searches for an anchor tenant.
- The Wayland Team Introduces a Stylish, Healthy-ish High Line Spot: The East Village's the Wayland and Good Night Sonny have a certain cool factor without any of the usual accompanying pretension. Let's hope that will translate to owners Robert Ceraso and Jason Mendenhall's new west-side concept, the Wild Son, which opens on Monday.
- The Wayland Team Opens MePa ‘Health’ Restaurant The Wild Son Today: Cocktail bar mavens Robert Ceraso and Jason Mendenhall — the partners behind The Wayland and Good Night Sonny — now have a less-boozy daytime restaurant near the High Line called The Wild Son. The restaurant at 53 Little West 12th St. opened today and currently only serves breakfast and lunch, with a menu focused on the "healthy philosophy" of eating grains, vegetables, meat, and fish.
- The Hamptons Top 10 Eateries: The trendy taqueria chain Tacombi opens its doors in Montauk this summer, offering a low-key alternative to the town’s fish-heavy fare just a few minutes from the Ditch Plains breaks.
- World's 35 Best Ice Cream Parlors 2016: Historians tell us that the Chinese invented ice cream, and Chinatown Ice Cream Factory makes a good case for a long expertise (30 years!) in the craft, with delicious handmade flavors like pineapple, black sesame, red bean, and lychee — and those are just the “regular” flavors!
- Brooklyn industrial complex is being transformed into a major retail hub: The owners of Industry City are spending $6 million to construct a 1,200-foot-long public corridor for retail shops.