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Thursday, November 17, 2016

The Weekly Roundup: FNYT Featured On, Michelin Star And Eater Awards and The Best Apple Pie In NYC

  • 4 Fun Bachelorette Party Ideas for Foodie Brides in NYC: What better way to absorb all that New York City has to offer than explore some of the Big Apple's most delicious local hotspots? From private cooking parties to local walking tours, it's no doubt that any bachelorette party will be well-fed and happy. Here are four bachelorette party ideas for foodie brides.

  • These Are NYC's Michelin Bib Gourmand Awardees For 2017: Michelin's list of New York City's best restaurants will be unleashed next Thursday, but the French tire company announced their selections for the Bib Gourmand distinction today. Contenders for the list must offer two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for $40 or less before tax and gratuity, with 132 restaurants making the cut this year.
  • Eater Awards 2016: NYC Winners.  Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, it’s time now to announce the — drumroll, trumpets, gongs, Drudge sirens — winners of the 2016 Eater Awards. They comprise a diverse group of the finest and most interesting chefs, operators, and characters on the continent that have defined this year in dining. We applaud them. 
  • Doughnut Plant’s New Inception-Style Pastry Will Light Up Your Instagram: At his 22-year-old bakery, Mark Isreal makes some of the city’s greatest doughnuts, and tomorrow at 11 a.m., he’s launching his latest creation: “the Ripple.” The three-layer megadoughnut boasts a ripple of complimentary flavor, all married together.
  • The Absolute Best Apple Pie in New York: For many people, apple pie is a nonnegotiable part of Thanksgiving, a star of the dessert table — and, unlike pumpkin, it’s got legs the rest of the year, too. That’s why we restricted our picks to pie specialists who offer their wares beyond the narrow late-November window. The top contenders, below (you’ll notice that Petee’s Pie Company, our No. 1 pick for pie in general, is not included; their apple filling just doesn’t hold up to the others), can be ordered whole for a gathering — at least 48 hours in advance, and often longer before a holiday — or enjoyed by the slice with a scoop of ice cream, a dollop of whipped cream, or, best of all, a hunk of sharp cheddar.

  • How This Pastry Pro Made Herself Invaluable to a Demanding Chef: What makes Pickowicz’s pastries so compelling is that they manage to land in the zone where comfort and familiarity are balanced with a slight novel twist. There’s black cardamom in her sticky buns, sesame seeds in her vanilla-bean pound cake, buckwheat flour in her chocolate-chip cookies, and granola in her shortbread.
  • A Former Noma Chef Is Putting a Pop-up Restaurant on Mount Everest:Are restaurants where the food is served inside a dumpster or by waitresses carrying Glocks just not “extreme” enough for you anymore? A chef who’s worked under René Redzepi and Tom Aikens may have just the thing: For the next leg of his One Star House Party — a traveling food extravaganza T magazine describes as “a mix of culinary anthropology and light construction” — James Sharman will offer one lucky set of adventurers dinner on … Mount Everest.
  • Canadian Brewery Cuts a Retiree Perk: Free Beer for Life. For decades, a job at Labatt, one of Canada’s two major breweries, came with an unusual perk: free beer for life. But now, the company’s retirees have been cut off.
  • The 2016 Eater Gift Guide: It's that time of the year again: holiday giving season. And Eater's holiday gift guide is here to help; this year's guide is the only thing you need for the food enthusiasts in your life. It focuses on food and the kitchen, with all products tested by Eater editors. Below, check out the four categories — food, drink, home, and fun — as well as city-by-city recommendations and our 2016 cookbook guide.


  • Blue Ribbon Bakery Kitchen Extends its Farewell Performance Till January: Diners now have two more months to enjoy the matzo bread and roasted bone marrow at this Soho legend.
  • Kushner tenant: Greenwich Village building is a death trap. Eran Wasjwol, who ran a grilled cheese Meltkraft franchise at Kushner’s 101 MacDougal Street until this past summer, filed a lawsuit against the landlord claiming the building had a shady electrical hookup and a faulty sewage system that backed up under the restaurant’s floorboards.
  • An Italian Bar Fit for Romance in Greenwich Village: Earlier this decade, there were few downtown restaurants hotter than the Lion, a celebrity-packed canteen run by John DeLucie in a Greenwich Village townhouse. But the restaurant got sold and the crowd moved on. In July, a quieter restaurant, Casa Apicii, took over in the space, and a second-floor chamber was turned into an intimate cocktail annex called Bar Fortuna with just 20 seats.

  • How the Rolling Stones Became Fashion Icons: The band’s vast fashion legacy is on full display at a show opening Saturday in New York, “Exhibitionism — The Rolling Stones,” billed as the largest collection of the Stones’ stage outfits, musical instruments and memorabilia ever assembled. The show takes place at Industria, a sprawling studio and event space in the West Village, after a five-month run at the Saatchi Gallery in London that drew more than 350,000 visitors.

  • It's All About Nachos & Mezcal At Ghost Donkey In NoHo: Two things there can never be enough of in the world (especially now): nachos and mezcal. The duo take center stage on Bleecker Street at Ghost Donkey, a newly-opened bar that doubles down on the two Mexican staples.

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