A married couple from Syria have opened a takeout shop in the Detroit-area called the Bomb, which serves a menu of fajitas, sandwiches, and Middle-Eastern food. Apparently some neighbors have been ruffled by this, and Arab-American Civil Rights League chair Nabih Ayad says he thinks the name is "distasteful," adding that he believes it may encourage negative stereotypes about Arab-Americans. But proprietor George Georgi says he's proud of his offbeat choice, because, you know, people always say his food is the bomb. ("My restaurant is funny," he tells Fox, "I have jalapeños, that's it.") Meanwhile, a decent part of the first three minutes of this staggering five-minute news segment are given over to defining the expression, which is probably handy for anyone who's been living under a rock for the last twenty years.
"I had a salad. It was great."
Last through the winter with cured meat from Rosemary's.Photo: Rosemary's
Hey, will you look at that? Two more big snowstorms are likely to hit New York hard in the coming days, which means takeout food is a must. (Do your delivery guys a solid and stay off Seamless if there's a foot of snow on the ground.) Instead, prepare tonight by picking up some easily re-heatable restaurant-quality dishes. They'll taste just as good, if not better, at home — given the way this winter is going, order extra in case you get snowed in until spring.
Short ribs, fried rice, and more.
A nineteen-foot-tall curtain Pablo Picasso painted over three busy weeks back in 1919 that's been hanging in the hallway at the Four Seasons for more than a half-decade is now in danger of being damaged extensively, the New York Times reports. The fragile tapestry is scheduled to be taken down on Sunday in order to give workers access to a limestone wall behind it in the Seagram Building, where the restaurant has been open for 55 years. Even if performed gently, some say this maneuver may cause portions of the tapestry to "crack like a potato chip," according to New York Landmarks Conservancy president Peg Breen, who also intimates that recent developments may be an overture to removing the Picasso permanently.
"I asked for his engineer’s report and he said he didn’t have one."
Extra points for a cool label.Photo: Melissa Hom
It's time for another installment of Bottle Service, in which we ask a noted wine expert — this time, Christie's rare-wine specialist Scott Torrence — to select the best $50-and-under bottles (one white and one red) at the city's most-talked-about new spots. No longer shall you blindly pick the second-cheapest bottle on the list: Just follow the guidance below — and feel free to crib Torrence's tasting notes, too.
“Quincy offers great bang-for-your-buck.”
So it's February 2014, and here we thought the days of receipt sermonizing and high-stakes tipping controversies were past us, but no, here's a new one: Las Vegas-based writer Xania Woodman was apparently served an Old Fashioned that was shaken instead of stirred over the weekend, so she posted a photo of her receipt. In it, in place of an actual tip, was the simple admonishment "Don't shake Old Fashioneds." And some commentary: "It's a shame, too," Woodman wrote. "His bartender outfit was so promising."
She probably did in fact leave a tip.