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  1. Slideshow
    What to Eat at Corazón Y Miel, Now Open in BellThe new restaurant merges heavy-duty dude food with a panoply of Latin ingredients and traditional techniques.
  2. Closings
    John Sedlar Closing Playa This WednesdayFortunately, the chef and partner Bill Chait will bring a new concept to the space.
  3. Openings
    Corazón Y Miel Coming To Bell This SaturdayChef Eduardo Ruiz comes from a sous position at Animal.
  4. Closings
    Sazon Latin Fusion Saying Goodbye To Culver City SpaceOwner Claudia Kihui tells Grub Street, “I will not give up on my cooking, I am giving up on the location.”
  5. Openings
    Mofongo Massive: Old San Juan Opens in Atwater; Dominican Food FestivalThe opening of two new Caribbean-Latin restaurants bodes well for the city’s vast scene of eclectic cheap eats.
  6. Endangered
    Sazon Latin Fusion Threatens to Close After Four YearsOwner-chef Claudia Kikui worries this could be her dream project’s last month.
  7. Foodievents
    Ray’s Pairs New World Menu With LACMA’s ‘Contested Visions’ ExhibitKris Morningstar plans a four-course menu full of cocoa, purple corn, masa, and chilies.
  8. Openings
    Pattern Bar Brings Relief to Downtown FashionistasSounds like a perfect alternative for urbane older siblings who want to drop their bratty brothers off at Wurstkuche.
  9. Deals
    Latino Deals Site ‘Groupacho’ Launches in L.A.Yep, deal sites are suddenly getting ethnically specific now.
  10. Mediavore
    Schools Debate on Flavored Milk; Kiwis Object to KFC’s Double DownJamie Oliver will probably take most of the credit for this one.
  11. Openings
    Oscar Hermosillo Soft-Opens Oscar’s Cerveteca Venice on Rose Ave.We can’t wait to dip into Oscar Hermosillo’s engaging menu, with items like chipotle beer shrimp and bacalao.
  12. The Happiest Hours on Earth
    Sazon Starts Happy Hour a Little EarlyEh, but who’s complaining about a perfect bridge between the two martini lunch and real happy hour?
  13. Openings
    Menu Revealed at John Rivera Sedlar’s Playa, Open Tonight in West HollywoodThe photos might be the only thing you’ll experience at this highly in-demand restaurant for awhile.
  14. Booze News
    Sazon Latin Fusion Starts Boozin’Following a lengthy approvals process, Claudia Kihui’s fusion restaurant starts serving beer and wine.
  15. Slideshow
    First Look at Oficina Latina, Bringing Pan-American Sexiness to SohoTwo Italians and a Frenchman pay tribute to Latin America.
  16. Name Changes
    Rivera Sedlar Plans Playa at Old Grace Space, Not R26Sedlar reveals some new dishes and makes Downtown’s R23 pretty happy along the way.
  17. Deals
    Sazon Extends Half-Off OffersA new happy hour and new dishes are also being added by Claudia Kihui.
  18. Openings
    Typhoon Sweeps The Hump Under The Rug By Opening Pan-Am RoomPan-Latin cuisine and ceviche will be served, along with a big tequila selection.
  19. Openings
    Douglas Rodriguez Protégé Will Open Nuela in JuneThe old Sapa gets a Nuevo Latino makeover.
  20. Foodievents
    John Sedlar Rivera Goes West For a NightSedlar will prepare two recipes and a hand-made cocktail for $20.
  21. Temporary Closings
    What Is Lesly Bernard Cooking Up at Cantina Latina?A restaurant with an identity crisis?
  22. Menus
    What To Really Eat At Belly Shack, Now OpenCheck out the menu for Bill Kim’s new restaurant.
  23. Lists
    What Does Michelin Have Against Ethnic and Outer-Borough Restaurants, Anyway?And other gripes about this year’s list.
  24. Openings
    First Look at Midtown’s Pan-Latin Newcomer, Agua DulceFind out what chef Ulrich A. Sterling (formerly of Chicama and Pipa) is serving for dinner.
  25. Foodievents
    Ciudad Matches Mojitos TonightCiudad offers Mojito Wednesday
  26. NewsFeed
    New Incarnation of La Fonda Del Sol Is on the WayA tribute to the first great Latin-themed New York restaurant is headed to the Met Life building.
  27. NewsFeed
    Red Hook Vendors: Safe for Six Years, But in What Form?The forces of good have triumphed! The Parks Department has issued a permit to the Red Hook food vendors, ensuring deliciousness at the Red Hook ball fields for at least another six years. But the vendors aren’t out of the woods yet. “Two hours ago I got a call from Parks saying we won the bid,” Carlos Fuentes, the vendors’ leader, tells us. “This has been an uphill battle. It’s by no means an end. It’s a big victory though. Now the biggest challenge is DOH compliance. In winning the bid we understood that we need to comply with health regulations. It might change the character of the affair — the ethnic, rustic, mercado style. We may have to turn into a more generic type of activity. We need to look at options in hopes of trying to find a way to preserve what we already had.”
  28. NewsFeed
    Mexican Chef Returns to Queens in High(er) StyleA good chef thought long gone has (lucky for us) returned: Benita Areola is at a new Pan-Latino restaurant in Astoria called Luna de Juarez. Areola cooked at one of the better Mexican restaurants in Queens in recent years, the late Fiesta Mexicana, a no-frills BYOB favorite in Jackson Heights. (She also worked at a restaurant called Fiesta Mexicana in Mexico, where the name is less promising.) Her light and refined food is expected to surface again at Luna de Juarez, but look for a more ambitious menu, live music on weekends, and a liquor license. This venue sounds better and better. Luna de Juarez, 25-98 Steinway St., nr. 28th Ave.; 718-274-4350.
  29. NewsFeed
    Is This the Last Saturday for the Red Hook Vendors? Things have looked dire for the Red Hook vendors for much of the summer, with first the Parks Department and then the Department of Health threatening their future. As Porkchop Express reported last week, the DOH popped in for a surprise inspection and was shocked — shocked! — to find no running water there. So will the situation be remedied by this weekend, when inspectors are rumored to show up again? Doubtful, says vendor representative Cesar Fuentes. “They want us to have hot and cold running water, a refrigerated truck to store food in, all the food prepared either in a restaurant or in a DOH-approved preparation facility, and a lot of other things.”
  30. Mediavore
    Merkat Busts Out Its Own Secret Room; Red Hook Vendors Safe Through FallMerkat has its own secret, PDT-style back room, Merkat Negre, with a chalkboard menu and a “young, pleasantly noisy crowd.” [Restaurant Girl] A typical weekend for a Red Hook soccer-fields vendor involves endless prep work, setting up by 7:30 a.m., cooking all day, and breaking the stand down at night … [NYT] But the vendors’ rituals are safe until October 28, thanks to the intercession of Senator Chuck Schumer. [Serious Eats]
  31. Mediavore
    Tre From ‘Top Chef’ Lets Texas Down; Momofuku Ko Still On for FallSome Texans aren’t happy about the Lone Star State’s Tre Wilcox losing the barbecue challenge on Top Chef: “The fact a Texan didn’t finish in the top three in a barbecue challenge is, alas, troubling and disappointing.” [Dallas Observer] Related: Adam Platt Is Willing to Bet Against Howie on ‘Top Chef’ [Grub Street] David Chang, looking for an assistant, is aiming for a fall opening of Momofuku Ko. [Eat for Victory/VV] Related: David Chang Going Upscale — Again [Grub Street] A new blog about Latin food in New York, Nueva York Guide, just launched. It was created by two undisputed experts, Carolina Gonzalez and Seth Kugel, who wrote the book on the subject. [Mouthing Off/Food & Wine]
  32. The In-box
    Your Limousine-Riding Chef Friends Don’t Impress MeDear Grub Street, I’m glad that you got all your yuppie-ass chef friends to “vouch” for the ball fields on Grub Street. It’s so nice to see a bunch of privileged jerks who probably take a limo down there slumming it and “gettin’ real” with the working class of New York … It’s funny that I have been going to the ball fields nearly every weekend for seven years and until last summer never saw more than a few Anglos there. I certainly never saw you there or any of these famous “chefs.” Why should I care about what Tom Colicchio, Aaron Sanchez, and Zak Pelaccio say about the ball fields?Jason
  33. 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]
  34. NewsFeed
    Senator Schumer Springs to the Red Hook Ball-Fields’ DefenseApparently, the righteous outrage over the threat to the Red Hook ball fields has reached beyond Grub Street to Washington, D.C., causing Senator Charles Schumer (N.Y.) to leap into action. The senator, flanked by Assemblyman Felix Ortiz and a brigade of top New York chefs, will appear at the ball fields tomorrow at 1 p.m. to criticize the Parks Department’s decision to make the vendors bid for permits. According to a media alert, Schumer feels these vendors “are a Brooklyn treasure … that should be preserved and supported, not subject to the City’s bottom line.” We and our friends in the food world said as much earlier this week. But we’re glad to have Senator Schumer on board. The vendors need all the help they can get. If you’re wondering what the fuss is all about, make sure to check out the Grub Street video tour of the ball fields. Earlier:The Threat to Red Hook’s Street-Food Paradise Unites New York Foodies Tour the Red Hook Ball Fields With Chef Aaron Sanchez
  35. VideoFeed
    Tour the Red Hook Ball Fields With Chef Aaron Sanchez The ad hoc Latin American food court at the Red Hook ball fields is one of New York’s great cultural centers, a place where anyone can go to experience South and Central American home cooking. The ideal person to guide you through it is Aaron Sanchez, one of the city’s top Latin chefs (Centrico, Paladar) and the author of La Comida Del Barrio: Latin-American Cooking in the USA. Aaron gave us an insider’s tour. If this doesn’t inspire you to get out to Red Hook this summer (here’s a map!), consider the following: The permit for the ball fields, which has been given to the vendors for many years, will be opened up by the Parks Department for bids from all comers in the fall. That means this summer could be your last chance to taste some of the best Latin American food in the city. Related: The Threat to Red Hook Unites New York’s Foodies
  36. Back of the House
    The Threat to Red Hook’s Street-Food Paradise Unites New York FoodiesWhen we heard that the Latin American food vendors in Red Hook Park might lose their temporary-use permit at the end of the summer, the news hit us like a goat taco after a night of heavy drinking. And we weren’t alone. An animated Chowhound thread immediately formed (and was almost as quickly censored), and a protest site sprang into existence. Hidden within Red Hook, the vendors have created a community of cooking, a cultural exchange as much as a place to eat. (Click here to take a video tour with Paladar chef Aaron Sanchez.) We canvassed the city’s food elite for their take on the situation; here is what we heard.
  37. NewsFeed
    Is This the Last Summer of the Red Hook Park Vendors? Brace yourselves, Latin-food lovers: The Red Hook ball fields, home to the city’s most beloved cluster of food vendors, may be closing for good in September. The city, eager as ever for the fat stacks that only a bidding war by commercial concessions can offer, has given the vendors notice that their Temporary Use Agreement, the permit given to them by the Department of Parks and Recreation, won’t be renewed. The city wants to open the parks up for concession bids, which will almost certainly mean an end to the makeshift food stalls that have been operating there for over ten years.
  38. Mediavore
    Pinkberry Isn’t Yogurt, Suit Claims; Yankee Stadium Gets Latino at LastA lawsuit filed against Pinkberry claims the chain isn’t actually serving yogurt but some kind of powdered mix. [Defamer] Zagat surveyors, asked to rate the nation’s fast-food options, declare Wendy’s the No. 1 burger, Outback Steakhouse top full-service restaurant, and Panera Bread Co. the top fast-food outlet overall. [MSNBC] Yankee Stadium finally wakes up to its massive Latino customer base and starts serving foods like empanadas and papas rellenas. [NYT]