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Chris Crowley

  1. reopening
    Should Unvaccinated People Avoid Restaurants Completely?The available evidence suggests it would be a good idea.
  2. settlements
    Mario Batali’s Former Restaurant Group to Pay $600K Sexual-Harassment SettlementAn investigation by the office of New York attorney general Letitia James found the business violated city and state human-rights laws.
  3. temporary closings
    Los Angeles Restaurants Temporarily Close As COVID Case Counts RiseMore businesses are also asking for proof of vaccination.
  4. temporary closings
    The Restaurant Weathered Lockdown. Then Came the Fire.Now chef Sam Yoo is raising money to help pay staff and cover the costs of repairs.
  5. recommendations
    I Pour This Mexican Vinegar Into EverythingIt is made with bananas, and it is perfect.
  6. closings
    Racines, Tribeca’s Underrated Wine Bar, Will CloseThe restaurant’s last service will be July 30.
  7. dinner and a movie
    What to Know Before Watching Pig, the Nicolas Cage Truffle MovieYes, this movie is real, and it’s actually pretty good.
  8. chef shuffles
    Unpacking the Drama at Outerspace in BrooklynWhy the industry has offered its full support to chefs who left the project last week.
  9. outdoor dining
    New York Extends Outdoor Dining for Another YearThe COVID policy was essential for restaurants during lockdown.
  10. revamps
    Everything on the Vibrant, Energetic New Menu at PorcelainChef Kate Telfeyan has revamped the food at this Ridgewood destination.
  11. the grub street diet
    Myriam Ben Salah Longs for the Food of Tunisia“It’s like a Proustian madeleine to me, triggering memories from home.”
  12. to-go drinks
    New York’s To-Go Cocktails Are GonersThe popular rule is going the way of COVID restrictions.
  13. reopening
    After a ‘Year of Hell,’ New York’s Restaurant Workers Start to Feel Safe“It feels pretty great just to live and not be scared.”
  14. rip
    Influential Los Angeles Chef Mark Peel Has DiedThe Campanile co-founder was 66.
  15. summer of sundaes
    Fany Gerson Kicks Off a Summer of Sundaes at Fan-Fan DoughnutsStarting with a special cooked up with writer Nicole A. Taylor.
  16. lawsuits
    Shake Shack Manager Sues Cops Who Said His Store ‘Poisoned’ Their MilkshakesAccording to his defamation lawsuit, he was held for several hours after a hospital found the officers had not ingested any toxins.
  17. pizza
    De Blasio’s Ranking of Pizza Toppings Is Only Somewhat WrongPeppers beat pineapples, and olives make an unexpectedly strong showing.
  18. reopening
    Now Is Not the Time to Skimp on TipsRestaurants are getting busier while struggling to staff up, and the people working have more on their plates.
  19. the grub street diet
    Alice Waters Knows California Doesn’t Have It All“The tomatoes are good here but not like Jersey.”
  20. reopening
    NYC’s Late-Night Restaurants Aren’t Fully Back — YetThe city continues to sleep.
  21. the grub street diet
    Author Nico Walker Is Grateful For Coconut Margaritas“After all the bullshit in the past year, it was nice being in a bar in New York City, albeit outside, albeit it closed early.”
  22. summer of hedonism
    Unsolicited Advice: Drink Medalla Light All Summer LongThe iconic Puerto Rican beer, now available in New York, was engineered for easy drinking during hot summer days.
  23. reopening
    New York’s Hot Dog Vendors Are Ready for the Reopening“We decided we gotta stay alive and stay busy. We’re not sitting at home.”
  24. reopening
    As NYC Eases Restaurant Restrictions, Workers Brace for the Summer of Hedonism“Of course we want more business, but we don’t want a free-for-all.”
  25. the grub street diet
    Matt Sweeney Is a Vibe Guy“I put vibe over fancy food almost any day, for sure.”
  26. big delivery
    5 Big Reasons the Delivery ‘Boom’ May Soon Go BustA new study shows that 2020 was more of a bust for third-party platforms.
  27. beef
    Two Customers Were Shot at Peter Luger Last NightBoth, thankfully, are expected to survive.
  28. snack time
    Kuih Cafe Is a Showcase for Malaysian Sweets and Snacks“I’ll make a point to go there whenever I’m in Chinatown.”
  29. restaurant revitalization fund
    How to Apply for the SBA’s $28.6 Billion Restaurant Revitalization FundRegistration begins this Friday.
  30. beer me
    The Insane Fight Against ‘Plant-Based’ Foods and DrinksTaking on Big Cabbage.
  31. the grub street diet
    Laurie Woolever Loves a Raspberry-Butterscotch Sundae“This was upsetting to people.”
  32. the grub street diet
    Jason Concepcion Is Still Working Through His Early-Pandemic Pasta Purchase“I’ve always had an affinity for the cuisine of the Italians.”
  33. the job market
    Jobs Are Returning to New York’s Restaurants. Will Workers?“Everyone was saying, ‘Good luck. It’s been hell.’”
  34. closings
    Del Posto Is a GonerIt was once the crown jewel of the Batali-Bastianich restaurant group. Now, chef Melissa J. Rodriguez and GM Jeff Katz will transform it.
  35. the grub street diet
    Silvia Killingsworth Respects a Pittsburgh Salad“… pickled banana peppers, shredded cheese, and, yes, French fries.”
  36. features
    A Hot New Restaurant Moved In. That Made Its Neighbors Nervous.A gentrification battle erupts in Ridgewood.
  37. closings
    Brooklyn’s Popular Diamond Reef Won’t ReopenThe owners said they got the boot from a new landlord.
  38. the grub street diet
    Pies ’n’ Thighs’ Carolyn Bane Loves the Idea of Blood Oranges“I buy them, and I don’t eat them.”
  39. closings
    Goodbye to Lhasa Fast Food’s Perfectly Hidden Dining RoomMissing the parts of the city that exist below the surface.
  40. good causes
    A Brooklyn Bakery and Artist Are Raffling Art to Feed the HungryProceeds from the art sales will pay for bread to be distributed to soup kitchens and other organizations, helping those in need.
  41. interviews
    Why New York City Can’t Afford to Let Local Law 1932-A ExpireCouncilmember Carlina Rivera says the protection must be extended.
  42. the grub street diet
    Author Mateo Askaripour Has a Waffle Routine“I’d eaten three Van’s waffles almost every single day for about two years”
  43. closings
    Eisenberg’s, a New York Institution, Is a GonerThe business has closed, but the landlord reportedly wants to bring it back.
  44. the grub street diet
    Chef Brandon Jew Is Nostalgic for Chow Fun“I’ve realized that it doesn’t need to be gussied up with anything.”
  45. labor fights
    Inside the Fight to Save Jing FongWorkers rally to keep Chinatown’s largest restaurant alive.
  46. the grub street diet
    Pastry Chef Caroline Schiff Ends Her Days With Sourdough Pancakes“My pandemic paramour.”
  47. interviews
    Pizza Will Always Tell a StoryA new series explores New York’s history, one slice at a time.
  48. apps
    Big Delivery Is Winning — Even If Everyone Hates ItDelivery services don’t work for restaurant owners, but somehow they keep growing.
  49. closings
    Chinatown’s Jing Fong, Open Since 1978, Closes Its Dining RoomThe restaurant will continue to offer takeout and delivery as well as service from an outdoor patio.
  50. vaccinations
    Should Restaurant Owners Require Staff to Get Vaccinated?A controversial firing addresses a difficult question.
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