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Nathan's Famous

  1. Competitions
    Here’s Where to Watch the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating ContestCan you hear the hot dogs screaming?
  2. Hot Dog!
    Coney Island Nathan’s Famous Damaged by FireThe Coney Island institution is scheduled to reopen this summer.
  3. Dog Eat Dog Eat Dog Eat Dog
    Nathan’s Famous Will Hold Hot Dog Contest Qualifier on March 23Everything will be back to normal, meaning bonkers and crazy, by July 4.
  4. The Works
    Take a Look Inside Post-Sandy Nathan’s Famous in Coney IslandIt’s going to take a few more weeks.
  5. Reopenings
    Original Nathan’s Famous Will Not Reopen Until SpringIt’ll take some time, but the hot dogs are coming back.
  6. Mediavore
    Protests in Uganda Over Food Prices; Lap-Band Maker Wants to Target TeensAllergan, the company behind the quick-fix for weight-loss, wants to market the product to kids as young as fourteen.
  7. Mediavore
    VH1 Announces Famous Food; Free Dish at Cafe GratitudeHeidi Montag and Ashley Dupre will star in a new cable show that follows them opening a restaurant with some other reality dimwits.
  8. Mediavore
    SuperPretzels Maker Takes on ConAgra’s ‘Frozen Handheld’Plus: Watching fat people on TV makes you fat; and winemakers fight to keep the word “Mommy” on their labels, all in our morning news roundup.
  9. Competitive Eating
    Start the Summer With a Hot Dog-Eating ContestTrump Plaza’s Beach Bar hosts the local qualifier for Nathan’s hot dog eating contest.
  10. Endangered
    Hot-Dog History May VanishA Coney Island landmark is done for.
  11. Blehtacular
    Chestnut Crowned Gyoza Eating Champ Again in Little TokyoCompetitive eating comes to Little Tokyo with the same winner as last year.
  12. Mediavore
    Bruni’s Replacement Coming Soon; Whole Foods to Focus on HealthPlus: Annisa to reopen this fall, and liquor-license hassles, all in our morning news roundup.
  13. Talking Doughnuts, Coffee, and Canada With Über RestaurateurWe check in with the city’s biggest restaurant owner on the brink of his switch from Dunkin’ Donuts to Tim Hortons.
  14. Foodievents
    Joey Chestnut Breaks Hot-Dog RecordBut elephants beat humans in a bun-eating contest.
  15. Mediavore
    Tough Times for Organic Dairies; $1,200 Suits for McNally’s StaffPlus: a very foodie spelling bee, and a Brooklyn food fight, all in our morning news roundup.
  16. Stadium Eats
    Yankee Hot Dogs Get Contract ExtensionEat Nathan’s in the Bronx till 2019.
  17. Closings
    Coney Landmark Secure, for Now; East Village No Longer Safe for Sweet ShopsWaikiki Wally’s, Around the Clock, and Cecel Crepe Cafe have closed.
  18. Mediavore
    Restaurant Week Could Run Through February; Nathan’s at Risk on ConeyPlus: Holiday Cocktail Lounge reopens and Benoit’s new chef, all in our morning news roundup.
  19. NewsFeed
    Are You Willing to Go This Far to Dodge the Line at Nathan’s?If you don’t mind infrared technology on your hot dog.
  20. NewsFeed
    Kobayashi’s Presence at Hot-Dog-Eating Contest Makes WavesWhat would a victory at Nathan’s be if it wasn’t over Kobayashi?
  21. Neighborhood Watch
    Plans for Aix Revealed; African BBQ Comes to Union StreetThe Nathan’s hot-dog-eating contest gets shortened, and the Old Time Bar’s burgers are just so-so, in today’s neighborhood food news.
  22. Mediavore
    Sarabeth’s at Lord & Taylor; Children’s Cookbooks So Hot Right NowPlus: A great French chef passes on, Nathan’s Famous begins posting calorie info, and more in our morning roundup of food news and gossip.
  23. NewsFeed
    What Might You Eat at a Brooklyn Nets* Game?This may be the first professional-sports stadium to serve knishes and egg creams.
  24. NewsFeed
    Cluckin’ Bell Gets the DOH Treatment in GTA IVEarlier, Serious Eats revealed that Nathan’s makes an appearance in Grand Theft Auto IV (hardly a surprise), as Johnson’s, “Home of the Weiner,” and today brings something truly hilarious.
  25. Neighborhood Watch
    Latin Flavor to Bring Spice Back to the Porn Emporium in Clinton HillClinton Hill: Residents glad to see Tamboril Latin restaurant replacing a porn emporium, assuming the space is properly sanitized. [Clinton Hill Blog] An Italian restaurant with an exposed-brick interior will open in the space next to Joseph Tyler Salon on Myrtle Avenue. [Clinton Hill Blog] Coney Island: Not all attendees of Nathan’s hot-dog binge yesterday were there to bask in the gluttony of the contest; costumed protesters encouraged meat eaters to “Give Peas a Chance.” [Gowanus Lounge] Flatiron: Pixar’s latest film got you hungry? Borough Food & Drink is among the city’s restaurants now serving ratatouille, and its version is topped with cheese from Joe’s Dairy. [NYDN] Gowanus: The 60-year-old Italian-foods market on President Street has closed and may make way for a café from the owners of neighboring Canal Bar. [Gowanus Lounge] Gramercy: Ian Schrager’s high-end Asian restaurant Wakiya in the Gramercy Park Hotel is now taking reservations from July 24 onward. [Eater] Harlem: From 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Uptown Vets will host this month’s man-and-beast coffee mingle at St. Nick’s Dog Park. [Uptown Flavor] Prospect Park: The Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket accepts credit cards. [NYT]
  26. Ask a Waiter
    Tamica Gazson Serves Hot Dogs to Freaks at Nathan’s FamousWith the annual battle for the Mustard Belt (well, the fake Mustard Belt, anyway) set for tomorrow, our thoughts turn once again to Coney Island, which poet Federico García Lorca called “The Landscape of the Vomiting Multitudes.” We hope there will be no urges contrary to swallowing (as the Major League Eating rulebook puts it) tomorrow, and you’ll want to hit the original Nathan’s Famous stand on Surf and Stillwell — in which case nursing student and trusty counterperson Tamica Gazson will be there to dog you.
  27. Mediavore
    Nobu Coming to the Hamptons; AMA Gets Behind Calorie-Posting LawOn some summer weekends, Nobu will be setting up a satellite location in the Hamptons – presumably near Howard Stern’s place. [NYP] The American Medical Association gets behind the city’s requirement that fast-food chains post calorie and other nutritional information on their menus. Not that the chains have any intention of complying. [Nation’s Restaurant News] Ratatouille is being hailed as an instant classic, especially for foodies: “The food is drawn and imagined so beautifully (with the help of French Laundry chef Thomas Keller, who consulted on the movie) that you walk out wishing you’d made reservations at Per Se.” [Slate]
  28. NewsFeed
    Hot-Dog-Eating Champ Struck With Jaw Arthritis Determined to Gulp OnThe 2007 Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest should have been one for the ages – the Ali-Foreman of competitive eating. After an uninterrupted six-year run, Japan’s Takeru Kobayashi was about to meet his match in American Joey Chestnut, who broke “The Tsunami”’s world record earlier this month in Phoenix. But as you may know, Kobayashi came down with jaw arthritis and can barely open his mouth — and, to make matters worse, the trophy the two nations are jousting for, the Mustard Yellow Belt, has been lost.
  29. Back of the House
    Sbarro Disappears Into the Corporate MawGiven how generic and fast food–y Sbarro is, news that the Long Island–based chain was just bought by a private-equity firm probably isn’t breaking too many hearts. But believe it or not, the Sbarro family has owned and operated the business for the last 50 years; it now joins Nathan’s, Blimpie’s, Carvel, and a growing number of other New York–area businesses run as franchise “brands” from a central office. At this rate, we could be seeing Carnegie Delis and Momofukus in food courts across the country. Or perhaps we’re just lapsing into fantasy again. MidOcean Partners Announces Agreement to Acquire Sbarro, Inc. [New York dBusiness News]