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  1. Out In The Cold
    Here’s How Much Business Blizzard Jonas Took Away From RestaurantsReservations took a nosedive, and even delivery orders had issues.
  2. Funny Business
    8 April Fool’s Day Food Pranks That Will Make You Both Cringe and ChuckleA Samsung smart knife, clear Marmite, and a cheese cleanse.
  3. Lawsuits
    FreshDirect Drivers File Class Action Lawsuit Over Delivery GratuitiesIt’s more than $100 million, lawyers estimate, these guys weren’t tipped.
  4. Delivery
    A New Wave of Grocery Distribution Models Takes on FreshDirectHere, an introduction to three fledgling start-ups aiming to liberate you from the supermarket aisle.
  5. Glitches
    Fresh Direct Goes Offline, But Not for LongFear not: The grocery delivery service lives on.
  6. Leftovers
    Jeepney’s New Menu; FreshDirect Delays Post-Sandy DeliveriesPlus, Alobar celebrates, Gordon Ramsay’s unlikely new partner, and more in today’s leftovers.
  7. Deliver Us
    FreshDirect Mulling Bike-Delivery PlanCould mean fewer noisy, stinky trucks.
  8. Politics
    The Fresh Direct Bronx-Bloomberg Drama Is Delivered AgainA mixed bag of strong opinions.
  9. At the Greenmarket
    My Store Made a Change Just for LocavoresFood Emporium and FreshDirect are courting locavores.
  10. Marketing Gimmicks
    Absolut Brooklyn: A Spike Lee JointA new flavor of Absolut nods to “stoop life.”
  11. Mediavore
    Escaping the Lunch Rut; the Lure of Hotel RestaurantsPlus: Gordon Ramsey runs the London Marathon, and Employees Only makes a deal with FreshDirect, all in our morning news roundup.
  12. Mediavore
    Graydon Carter Loses Reservations Wrangler; Food Photos Fill InternetPlus: food photography on the rise, and Monkey Bar seating charts drive a man to quit, all in our morning news roundup.
  13. App-etizing
    FreshDirect Delivers iPhone AppOrder LaFrieda burgers from your phone!
  14. Mediavore
    UWS Loses Chinese Restaurants; Obama’s Cheeseburger ProblemPlus: the Chilean earthquake’s effect on wine, and Chuck E. Cheese’s rules of conduct, all in our morning news roundup.
  15. Mediavore
    Unionizing Fresh Direct; Double Windsor Bans BabiesPlus: no more dollar double cheeseburgers at Burger King, and Morimoto on Duane Reade’s sushi, all in our morning news roundup.
  16. Home Cookin'
    Coveted La Frieda Burgers Now Available at FreshDirectBurger flipping just got way more glamorous.
  17. Mediavore
    Female Chefs on the Rise; Greenpeace Protests NobuPlus: sales rise at FreshDirect, and Sweetwater plans a bakery, all in our morning news roundup.
  18. Mediavore
    Café Bustelo Goes the PBR Route; After-hours Parties Are BackPlus: Locavorism comes to the Bowery, and restaurant applications soar, all in our morning news roundup.
  19. Neighborhood Watch
    To FreshDirect or Not to FreshDirect? That Is the Question, in Park SlopeA parents’ listserv stresses over the grocery-delivery service.
  20. Mediavore
    Fair Food Foundation Felled by Madoff; Top Food Stories of 2008Plus: FreshDirect on healthy eating, and more on the Adam Perry Lang–Jamie Oliver project, all in our morning news roundup.
  21. In the Magazine
    Cheap Eats 2008It’s Cheap Eats time here at ‘New York,’ and our food editors have compiled a list of affordable, delicious restaurants at great risk to their body mass indexes.
  22. Mediavore
    Calorie Law Doomed?; Colicchio Hasn’t Been to Ko EitherDefense lawyers threaten the future of the calorie-posting law, wine bars run amok, and a pig named Bruce.
  23. User's Guide
    Test-driving Tabla’s FreshDirect MealsDo these prepared meals taste like Tabla? Sort of!
  24. Mediavore
    Kate Moss Digs Le Royale; FreshDirect Fires 85 WorkersApparently the opening-night party at Le Royale was a success, drawing the likes of Kate Moss, who made out with the D.J.[Imbible/Citysearch] Related: Le Royale Might Just Bring Nightlife Out of the Doldrums Frank Bruni applauds restaurants seeking out new forms of hospitality, but is wary of the WiFi availability: “Will the glow of laptop screens and the percussion of typing become pervasive visual and aural backdrops for our meals?” [Diner’s Journal/NYT] A former Scores cocktail waitress is suing the owners for being told to act more like a stripper. [NYP]
  25. The New York Diet
    Graffiti Goddess Claw Money Starts With a Bagel, Finishes with Champagne and Now that she’s retired from the graffiti game, Queens-born Claw Money (whose signature claw you’ve seen all over the city and on Ecko apparel) says she has “like, 10,000 jobs.” In addition to designing her own line and finishing her second book, Shady Lady (it’s about eyewear), she’s the fashion director for Swindle magazine, a coveted brand consultant, and the wardrobe supervisor for a top-secret VH1 pilot. So how does she get into work mode? “It’s not a good day,” she says, “unless you start it out with a bagel.” As she prepped for a party launching the sneakers she designed for Nike, she told us what the rest of her days entailed.
  26. Neighborhood Watch
    East Village Face-off as CBGB Tells DBGB to Cease and DesistClinton Hill: Il Torchio, an enoteca and Italian tapas joint at 458 Myrtle Avenue, is under construction; the exposed-brick interior and outdoor space look promising. [Clinton Hill Blog] East Village: CBGB, DBGB: We get it. [Eater] Greenwich Village: Grey Dog Coffee’s University Place location opens Thursday. Hours: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. [Eater] Nolita: Vig Bar’s temporary close had something to do with a change of management and a lot to do with the State Liquor Authority, but it’ll be back serving downtown bankers by Thursday. [Down by the Hipster] Park Slope: FreshDirect messed with the wrong groups when it temporarily, and possibly accidentally, raised its delivery minimum from $50 to $100. [Gowanus Lounge] West Village: From 4 p.m. until close tomorrow, the Blind Tiger will feature Christmas-themed beer from England’s Ridgeway Brewery including Very Bad Elf, Seriously Bad Elf, and another favorite, Santa’s Butt, all for no apparent reason. [Blog Chelsea] Maremma is cooking up purebred Chianina steaks starting this Thursday evening for one week only. [Grub Street]
  27. Mediavore
    Senator Schumer Stands Up for the Red Hook Ball Fields; Di Fara Set to ReopenSenator Chuck Schumer visits the Red Hook ball fields and stands up for the vendors in front of rolling cameras: “Removing this for something that might make a little more money for the City of New York makes no sense. We don’t want McDonald’s here.” [NYDN] Earlier: Senator Schumer Springs to the Red Hook Ball-Fields’ Defense Di Fara will reopen by the end of the week. But it isn’t clear what owner Dom DeMarco will be doing to prevent another closure. [AMNY] FreshDirect has a rival in tiny, Long Island City–based Bread-n-Brie. Unlike FreshDirect, with its vast inventory, Bread-n-Brie goes to good markets and gets things for you upon request. [NYT]
  28. User's Guide
    Terrance Brennan Gives the TV Dinner Business Another Go The last time we checked in on Terrance Brennan and his line of ready-to-go FreshDirect meals, the chef was rejiggering one of his recipes after negative feedback from the Grub Street staff. Now that a new line is out, we felt it only right to give The Big Cheese another review, much as Adam Platt revisited Picholine after Brennan revamped it last year. The results of the tasting, as last year, were mixed.
  29. Neighborhood Watch
    Victorian Flatbush Gets Full Coverage From FreshDirectChinatown: Hole-in-the-wall Viet-Nam Banh Mi So 1 at 369 Broome Street has reopened after being closed for renovations and transformed from dingy and cluttered to spick-and-span. [Grub Street] East Village: A cloudy sake soda served up recently at Ssäm Bar gets props for ingenuity. [Down by the Hipster] David Chang tells all about the new Momofuku. [Eater] Harlem: There’s a dress code for a Mother’s Day tea party hosted by a knitting circle, but you just need a dish to share for entry. [Uptown Flavor] Park Slope: Union Street’s Food Coop wins partial reimbursement from Con Edison after a blackout last year resulted in $27,000 worth of spoiled products. The rebate? Seven Gs. [The Gowanus Lounge] Victorian Flatbush: FreshDirect deems the nabe worthy of coverage. [Brooklyn Record]
  30. The Launch
    Sam Mason Needs Fifteen Women in Stilettos to Complete ConstructionWelcome to the latest installment of the Launch, where Sam Mason, former pastry chef at wd-50, relates the ups and downs of preparing to open Tailor, the swanky restaurant and lounge coming together at 525 Broome Street.
  31. At the Market
    Chicken Soup for the House-Bound SoulRight now there are two kinds of New Yorkers: those with a cold, flu, cough, sniffle, ache, or fever, and those trying to ward off everyone else’s germs. Our advice: Stay close to home, and let the chicken soup and orange juice come to you.
  32. Back of the House
    After a Grub-Drubbing, FreshDirect Rejiggers RecipeIt was with a warm glow of satisfaction that we read the Times’ review of Terrance Brennan’s new FreshDirect line of microwave dinners; not to toot our own horns, but we were on that days ago (toot). We were surprised, though, to see Florence Fabricant praising the paella rice in the shrimp romesco, a dish we singled out as especially vile — and not because of the shrimp. (“The paella rice in another shrimp dish was excellent, but the shrimp were rubbery and medicinal,” she wrote.) But there’s another facet to this gem of a story, and it has nothing to do with Fabricant. After we smacked down the concoction, chef Brennan actually took it back to the drawing board (toot, toot). “It’s like opening a restaurant,” Brennan told us. “You have to work out all the dishes as you get feedback. The rice was overcooking.” Thanks, Chef.
  33. User's Guide
    TV Dinner Stages Internet-Era Comeback Picholine and Artisanal chef Terrance Brennan, working with FreshDirect, has reinvented the microwave meal. Or so we were told earlier this week. Apparently, the ingredients in his glorified TV dinners come raw or semi-cooked, and a release valve in the box allows the container to work as a pressure cooker, making the meal from scratch in about three minutes. Skeptical but intrigued — and inspired by a similar experiment by the Gobbler — we opted out of having lunch delivered to our desk yesterday and instead joined other Grub Street staffers in the kitchenette to sample six of the eight varieties. The best were better than many restaurant dishes; the average ones were an order of magnitude more enjoyable than any “frozen dinners” we’d ever eaten before; and the worst were terrible. (FreshDirect plans to develop more lines with other high-profile New York chefs.)
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