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Birdbath Bakery

  1. The Grub Street Diet
    Composer David Lang Is a Sucker for Anything That Resembles Coffee Cake“In my imagination I eat pretty well, but I wonder if logging it will make me realize how deluded I am.”
  2. Lunchtime
    This Tomato Burger Is One More Dish to Eat Before It’s Too LateIt’s only available three days a week, and it always sells out.
  3. The Grub Street Diet
    Hot 97’s Minya ‘Miss Info’ Oh Makes Late-Night Ramen at Home,“If Wheaties is the breakfast of champions, then Cool Ranch Doritos are my brunch of shame.”
  4. Openings
    Birdbath Bakery Expands to Midtown“This location is a big moment in Birdbath time.”
  5. The Grub Street Diet
    Corvo Bianco Chef Elizabeth Falkner Does Late-Night Shots of Gazpacho at Prune,“It feels like I’m in the middle of a military operation.”
  6. Eat Well
    Eat Well: Wild Boar, Red Lentil Soup, and Baba GhannoujPlus: sandwiches at Bien Cuit, quinoa chocolate bars at Hu Kitchen, and more in our weekly roundup of healthy eats.
  7. Cheap Eats
    How Chefs Are Building a Better Filet-o-FishThe gourmetification of a fast-food classic.
  8. Neighborhood Watch
    A Japanese Tea Tasting in Soho; Eat Drink Local Week Ends in Taste of thePlus: Smith Street hosts a soup festival, and Birdbath Bakery plans another location, all in our daily roundup of neighborhood food news.
  9. Openings
    Birdbath Bakery Expands to TribecaWith their latest opening, the organic bakery is poised to take over downtown.
  10. Slideshow
    Closer Look at Birdbath Café, the Latest Sexiest Thing on the BoweryIt’s a far cry from the days of ‘On the Bowery.’
  11. Openings
    Birdbath Opens Sit-Down Café in the New Museum TomorrowThe fourth location of the City Bakery spinoff boasts communal tables and two-tops.
  12. Temporary Closings
    Health Department Closes Birdbath for Sandwich CrimesThey weren’t properly refrigerated.
  13. Empire Buidling
    Cafe Gratitude Is Coming To HollywoodA super crunchy sustainable cafe is coming from San Francisco.
  14. Empire Building
    Birdbath Bounces From L.A.After making it to signage stage, Maury Rubin calls it quits.
  15. In the Magazine
    Underground Gourmet Cheers Mexican Wrestling and Tacos; Make a CranberryAlso in the magazine this week: The Norry opens, and drinking is in season.
  16. Menu Changes
    The Mysteries of Shave Ice at Birdbath and Wine at City BakeryIs it possible to order an off-the-menu bottle with your lunch?
  17. Openings
    Birdbath Landing in Beverly HillsBirdbath flying in to replace our need for City Bakery
  18. Crime Scenes
    Birdbath a Victim of Armed Robbery?Police are said to be investigating.
  19. Cartology
    Birdbath Gets HighA pizza cart on the High Line promenade.
  20. New Eats
    Birdbath Introduces Pizza; Get Eggstreme at MaozGet pretzel-croissant crust and a “re-imagined shakshuka.”
  21. Sweet News
    Pumpkin-Pie Time at Birdbath!The green bakery is now selling pumpkin pie by the slice.
  22. NewsFeed
    Maury Rubin Is Making City Bakery and Birdbath Greener by the MinuteLast week we wondered why notoriously progressive Birdbath wasn’t on a list of restaurants certified by the Green Restaurant Association. Owner Maury Rubin, who also operates City Bakery, tells us he didn’t seek certification from the GRA partly because he feels their requirements don’t go far enough. And how far is he willing to go? By this summer, he says, he’ll institute a program which offers his employees incentives, via a “company-wide friendly competition” for saving energy in their private lives. He’s also launching a program that will give his customers price cuts if they sign up for wind energy. We asked him to share some wisdom he’s gleaned from trying to run the most environmentally sound (and still profitable!) food business in the country.
  23. Mediavore
    A Rescue Plan for Restaurant Workers; No Fatty Crab for the UWSThe Restaurant Responsibility Act, just introduced in City Council, would keep eateries from abusing the help by tying operating permits to labor laws. [Gotham Gazette] Fatty Crab owner writes in to say that Eater has it all wrong about an Upper West Side location. [Eater] It’s salmon season in Alaska’s Copper River, and some of the city’s top fish cooks are spawning original dishes to take advantage. [NYDN]
  24. Neighborhood Watch
    Danny Meyer Can’t Close a Deal in Central ParkBrooklyn Heights: Brutal attacks on plastic restaurant mascots has become an alarming trend. [Brooklyn Heights Blog] Central Park: Danny Meyer’s having trouble closing the deal on Shake Shack No. 2. [Down by the Hipster] Clinton Hill: Pan y Mas is already shuttered; no word if it giving away too much free coffee was the culprit. [Clinton Hill Blog] But Community Supported Agriculture has finally found a new home at Christ’s Church on Clinton Street. [Brooklyn Record] East Village: Birdbath bakeries offer from 25 to 50 percent off your order if you ride a bike to get there. [Gridskipper] Flatiron: Tabla hasn’t given up on New Orleans; every bill includes a line for an optional Katrina-relief donation. [Gotham Gal] Greenwich Village: Otto hostess harangued a party of eighteen over the limit of its dining time throughout a two-hour, $2,000 dinner. [Eater] Little Italy: A mobster institution may no longer be in the family, but it looks like all debauchery won’t cease; the owner of L.A.’s Forty Deuce, Ivan Kane, will introduce burlesque to the Little Charlie’s Clam Bar space. [Eater] Red Hook: The land Brooklyn Brewery’s been scouting for a new operation is described as “toxic soup.” [Gowanus Lounge]
  25. Blueprint
    An Interactive Tour of the Country’s Greenest Food BusinessMaury Rubin has more on his mind than pretzel croissants. The chef-owner of bi-coastal branches of the City Bakery has become consumed of late with food miles, volatile organic compounds, and wax-lined coffee cups, those pernicious symbols of our disposable (but non-biodegradable) society. He has just opened the second outpost of Birdbath (code name: Sparrow), his pastry-shop side project that originated as a way to generate cash flow out of the front of his East Village commercial kitchen and has become, according to Rubin, “the greenest food business in the country.”
  26. The Underground Gourmet
    Enviro-Friendly Eateries Take It to the Next LevelBy now, it’s become commonplace for restaurants of a certain environmentally correct ilk to cite their purveyors on their menus, especially when said purveyors are boutique organic farmers or tiny artisanal producers. But two restaurants, Franny’s (Brooklyn’s Chez Panissean pizzeria), and Danny Meyer’s Shake Shack, might be the first establishments to name-check their energy suppliers. Franny’s credits the progressive ConEdison Solutions, while Shake Shack simply gives a shout-out to the wind, as in “The Shack’s electricity is now 100% powered by wind power!” In a similar vein, Maury Rubin’s East Village “green bakery,” Birdbath — in what might be an attempt to discourage anyone thinking of going on a cookie run in a stretch Hummer — has posted a sign advertising a 50 percent discount to customers arriving on a bicycle or skateboard. Pedestrians, presumably, pay full price. — Rob Patronite & Robin Raisfeld Related: Danny Meyer on Shake Shack 2.0