Thursday, September 29, 2016
The Weekly Roundup: NYC 10 Most Instagrammable Doughnuts, Danny Meyer Raises The Parental Leave Bar and Chinatown Ice Cream Fish Cones
- Harold's Meat + Three Tries On Southern Tradition In NYC: Last year, a "legal technicality" shuttered Harold Moore's beloved Commerce restaurant, but the chef is back with a new restaurant inside the sleek Arlo Hotel Hudson Square, channeling the Southern tradition of the "meat-and-three." Appropriately dubbed Harold's Meat + Three, the restaurant serves a version of the Nashville-based tradition where customers select a protein and then choose three sides to accompany it. Unsurprisingly, Moore's version takes the humble, cafeteria-style offering and turns it all fancy-like.
- A Guide to New York’s Delivery Only Restaurants: Delivery-only restaurants, or restaurants without dining rooms, are popping up like crazy in New York City — and you might not even know that you’re ordering from them. Big names like Maple and Ando market themselves as virtual restaurants, but others have launched on common delivery platforms without noting that they don’t have brick-and-mortar storefronts. Here’s a breakdown of the major players in New York so far.
- The Best Jewish Desserts for the High Holidays: One of the most pervasive customs associated with the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah is to consume treats like apples dipped in honey — thought to ensure a sweet new year. Which means if you’re observant (or just constantly in search of a sugar rush), you’re practically obligated to eat dessert! From the pistachio and fig-laced halvah at Seed + Mill, to the babka-blessed ice cream at Mekelburg’s, here’s a few of our favorites…
- NYC's 10 Most Instagrammable Fall Donuts: Is it never not a great time to eat a donut? As the craze only continues to deepen, bakeries and restaurants have been seriously amping up their fried dough game — especially when it comes to fall flavors. Below are the season’s most shareable creations.
- Danny Meyer’s Restaurant Group Introduces Groundbreaking Parental Leave Plan: Starting in 2017, all full time employees in the front and back of the house with more than one year of employment will be offered 100 percent of their base wages for the first four weeks after their child is born or adopted.
- NYC Chefs/Restaurants Share Their Thoughts on Offering Delivery: As a Delivery Week special, Eater reached out to some of NYC's hottest restaurants to find out what role delivery plays in their businesses.
- The Best Honing Steel (Not Sharpening Steel!) for Your Knife: One of the biggest misconceptions about the particular type of kitchen tool is the belief that it's a knife sharpener. It doesn't help that many manufacturers sell their honing steels as such. But a honing steel is not a sharpener. Ridged, rod-like honing steels, or "stropping irons," as they're sometimes called, do not sharpen blades; they realign them.
- Chicago's Best Burger Coming To NYC For Two Evenings Next Month: Chefs Club in Nolita has become the go-to spot for out-of-town chefs to bring their craze-worthy signature items to NYC. Recently, the space played host to Philly's Federal Donuts and now, it'll host Chicago's Au Cheval, which cooks up one of the Windy City's best burgers—depending on who you ask, of course.
- Mew Men, Bar Fortuna, Maison Kayser East Village, and More NYC Openings: Mew Men is a new ramen restaurant that opened last week from the team that previously opened Her Name is Han and the new Korean small plates restaurant Atoboy. At Mew Men, the theme weighs heavy on music and sound, where a sheet music stand at the entrance holds the restaurant's menu; music cases are used as legs for the dining tables; and the ceiling is lined with stage light fixtures.
- West Village Coffee Bars Remake NYC’s Classic Breakfast Sandwich: Eater's senior critic samples five terrific sandwiches at cafes below 14th Street.
- Murray's Cheese Introduces Annelies: Murray’s Cheese, New York’s most iconic cheese shop, introduced a brand new cheese to its exclusive Cave Master line this week. It is the first-ever cheese created from initial concept into R&D by Murray’s and then aged in Murray’s Cheese caves.
- The West Village's Mah-Ze-Dah Is Instantly One Of NYC's Best Bakeries: Locals are understandably thrilled that the spot is finally open (the coffee, by the way, is from the first-rate Intelligentsia), but Mah-Ze-Dahr is a true destination bakery as well. Ahmad and Barbera are indeed working that magic here in the West Village, and this is instantly one of the best general pastry shops in NYC.
- What Do Anna Wintour and Bob Dylan Have in Common? This Secret Garden: Macdougal-Sullivan Gardens Historic District, a landmarked community of 21 row homes, with 11 lining Macdougal Street and 10 running parallel on Sullivan Street. Between them is a large interior courtyard shaded by maples, sycamores and elms and surrounded by an Engltowish-style hedgerow. It’s a secret garden in the middle of the city, hidden from the street. Each home comes with its own small backyard that borders on the larger common area shared by all.
- Dean & Deluca May Be Taking Over The Spice Market Duplex: Doors haven’t even closed yet at ginormous Asian-themed clubstaurant Spice Market, but word is that a new tenant is already in the works for the space: gourmet grocery chain Dean & Deluca. The Post cites sources who say landlord Midtown Equities will be bringing in the trendy grocer and cafe company after Spice Market closes on Thursday.
- Los Mariscos, the Seafood Stand From the Los Tacos No. 1 Team, Debuts Today Inside Chelsea Market: Ceviche, oyster shooters, and fish tacos from the team behind hit taco stand Los Tacos No. 1 are now available in Chelsea Market. Co-founder Christian Pineda soft opened the seafood spin-off Los Mariscos over the weekend, and as of Monday, it’s open to the public for lunch. Expect fish and spicy tacos, a special ceviche with fish, clams, shrimp, and octopus, and two kinds of aguachile, a ceviche with chile pepper.
- The Absolute Best Clam Pizza in New York: Pasquale Jones; At this swanky pizzeria outfitted with a pair of roaring wood-fired ovens, chef Ryan Hardy serves an exemplary rendition of what could be called the modern New York clam pie.
- Soft Serve in Fish-Shaped Cones Is the Newest NYC Sweets Craze: The newest long line, Instagram-friendly treat in New York is a fish-shaped ice cream cone filled with soft serve at new Chinatown shop Taiyaki NYC. It opened earlier this month and already sports crazy lines for its big-mouthed fish cone. The ice cream shop’s social media game has been strong. Taiyaki is a cute traditional Japanese treat that’s usually filled with red bean paste, and it’s been served in New York in for years.
- Get Ready for Mister Dips, Andrew Carmellini’s New Burger and Soft-Serve Stand: Fresh off of opening a rooftop bar you’d actually want to go to, Andrew Carmellini is ready to unveil the next part of his culinary operations in Williamsburg’s William Vale Hotel. This afternoon at 4 p.m. sharp, he and the Noho Hospitality Group crew will launch Mister Dips, a new burger and soft-serve stand. Bringing things back down to Earth in throwback fashion, Mister Dips will operate out of a chrome retro-fitted 1974 Airstream RV — which looks like a mobile diner — in the hotel’s Vale Park.