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Thursday, September 8, 2016

The Weekly Roundup: 10 Must Try NYC Breakfast Dishes, Shake Shack Cookbook and Best Eats Under $10

  • New Food Halls and Markets in New York: A new crop of food halls and markets will expand shopping options in New York this fall. Some, like A&E Supply Company, White Gold Butchers and Kreuther Handcrafted Chocolate, are attached to restaurants, while others are food halls with multiple vendors.
  • The Shake Shack Cookbook Is Coming: Today in blockbuster book deals news: An official Shake Shack cookbook is coming this way. CEO Randy Garutti and culinary director Mark Rosati are collaborating on the book, which will feature “recipes and stories to bring the Shake Shack experience home”
  • 12 New Burgers You Need to Try in NYC: New season, new burgers. All over the city chefs are crafting their version of this favorite American staple. Here are 12 new burgers to try this fall.
  • A Guided Tour Through Eataly Downtown: If you thought it was impossible for Eataly to outdo their flagship Flatiron store, you’ll have to catch an eyeful of the newly opened Eataly Downtown.  Located on the third floor of World Trade Center Tower 4, this massive emporium offers all of the Italian eats and treats that visitors have come to love; including a dazzling marketplace selling over 10,000 hyper-regional products. 
  • New York’s Best Chicken and Waffles: What’s not to love about chicken and waffles?  The all American soul food-meets-Pennsylvania Dutch dish ingeniously combines one of our favorite comfort foods (fried chicken) with one of our go-to brunch treats (waffles) and covers the whole kit and caboodle with butter, syrup, and occasionally even gravy. 

  • Platt vs. Fat, Can a food critic diet successfully? Like most portly food lovers, I’d attempted to control my appetite in a hundred different ways over the years. I’d experimented with trendy juice cleanses, buzzy taurine-spiked protein powders, and two-day-a-week fasting regimes.
  • There’s A Shockingly High Chance The Seafood You’re Eating Isn’t Legit:A study last year showed that 43 percent of so-called “wild-caught” salmon was mislabeled. But the latest report by environmental advocacy group Oceana shows the truly rampant nature of seafood fraud worldwide.
  • What "Selling Out" Allows a Craft Brewery to Do: Yet, even as macro-brewing acquisitions become more and more frequent, beer lovers still routinely throw around the fanciful negatives they're sure will soon characterize the formerly independent breweries.
  • The 10 Most Influential Restaurants in America: Defining American food is more difficult than playing baseball with a ball made of good ol’-fashioned Jell-O. This is a time when people are lining up around the block for fast-casual burgers and clamoring for fine dining tasting menus simultaneously. So how’d we get here?
  • Everyone’s Falling in Love With the Gene Wilder Rainbow Burger: People are finding all kinds of creative ways to honor their favorite madcap childhood actor Gene Wilder, who died last week, but this Sydney bar’s commemorative burger wins twice by also being the first proper use of Instagram’s irritating rainbow-food fad.


  • How a Buyer at Bergdorfs Became a Coffee Shop Owner: The Elk pays homage to Chan’s hometown of Vancouver, with rustic wood counters and seating. She worked with design firm Ennis Mcintosh on the interior of the space (they’ve created spaces for Acne and Dimes, too), but Chan’s retail background played a vital part of the space, as well. 
  • Nearly a Century On, Chumley’s Has a New Idea: Serious Food: Victoria Blamey, who has cooked at Atera, Corton and Upland, plans a menu with twists like a burger topped with bone marrow. She’s fine-tuning her upscale fried chicken, beef tartare, and vanilla ice cream modernized with parsnip purée.

  • New York Gets a New Helping of Barbecue: Pig Bleecker, a Greenwich Village satellite from the team that owns Pig Beach in Gowanus, Brooklyn, will go beyond barbecue to a wide range of smoked comfort food, like a pita sandwich with smoked lamb and slow-cooked greens, and smoked cod fritters with red pepper jelly.
  • 10 Must-Try Unusual Breakfast Dishes in NYC: OatMeals, which bills itself as the world's first oatmeal bar, offers sweet concoctions as well, like the popular Elvis, made up of peanut butter, banana, bacon, honey and sea salt. 

  • Coming Soon: Thai Brothers Open Fish Cheeks in NoHo.  On Monday, September 12, brothers and co-chefs Chat (of Bangkok’s Nahm) and Ohm Suansilphong (Colicchio & Sons) will open a seafood-centric Thai restaurant in NoHo: Fish Cheeks. At only 29 and 32 respectively, the pair has cooked at some of the best restaurants in the world. 
  • BEST EATS UNDER $10 IN NYC: Tacombi’s Corn Esquites: Corn in a cup? It’s crunchy, spicy, creamy and only $4.50.

  • Adoro Lei And Jacques Torres Create Savory And Dessert Chocolate Pizzas: New York City's Adoro Lei, known for its fresh, sexy, and fun take on pizza, is announcing today a new savory and sweet pizza created in conjunction with neighbor and prominent Master Chocolatier, Jacques Torres.  Starting September 8, diners at Adoro Lei can savor the "Giacamo," a unique pie incorporating Torres' famed cocoa powder into Adoro Lei's authentically-formed crust. 

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