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Magnolia Bakery

  1. Spot Check
    Stumptown vs. MagnoliaWhich line is longer?
  2. Lists
    Most Overrated RestaurantsThe city’s top ten, per the ‘Voice.’
  3. Neighborhood Watch
    A Multi-Chef, Asian-Food Extravaganza; Half-Price Wine at CompassPlus: outdoor seating at the General Greene, and Earth Day cupcakes at Magnolia, in our daily roundup of neighborhood food news.
  4. Freebies
    5,000 Free Cupcakes Handed Out at Sprinkles TodayL.A.’s original trendy cupcake turns five years old.
  5. Empire Building
    Magnolia Bakery Opens in Grand CentralPlus, Katie Holmes is sweet on the brand.
  6. Celebrity Settings
    Bryanboy Compliments His Waiter at Balthazar via Twitter; Katie Holmes BringsPlus: Katie Holmes voyages to planet Magnolia Bakery for a cupcake, and Kanye actually doesn’t make a fool of himself at Philippe.
  7. Community Boards
    Magnolia Bakery’s Line Gets It in TroubleCommunity Board 7 cracks down on the baker’s sidewalk café.
  8. Celebrity Settings
    Kelly Cutrone Bumped Into Patti Smith and Lou Reed at Omen; Brad Pitt Said Hi toPlus: Madonna meets Sean Penn at Adour Alain Ducasse; Ed Westwick eats movie-theater nachos, and more in our weekly recounting of boldface dining.
  9. Cupmudgeonism
    Magnolia Founder Keeps It RealA word from Magnolia Bakery’s former owner.
  10. Neighborhood Watch
    Melt Café Gives Away Gelato; Dokebi Does Korean TacosPlus: Free Red Pepper Velvet Cake in the East Village, and Magnolia Bakery’s pumpkin cheesecake, in our regular roundup of neighborhood food news.
  11. Mediavore
    Food Network Conquers the World; Less Unhealthy Food in SchoolsPlus: Longer lines at food pantries, and ‘Top Chef”s next season, all in our morning news roundup.
  12. Empire Building
    Magnolia Bakery Expands to DubaiIt joins the Shake Shack there.
  13. Neighborhood Watch
    Taste of Argentina at Water Taxi Beach; Magnolia Bakery Reins In ExpansionPlus: Twitter your opposition to a T.G.I. Friday’s Union Square, and where to learn more about ice cream, in our regular roundup of neighborhood food news.
  14. Celebrity Settings
    America Ferrera and Morgan Freeman Go to Fishtail, Stevie Wonder Leaves $1,000And more in our weekly celebrity-foodie roundup.
  15. Cupmudgeonism
    Magnolia Takes Cupcake Cuteness to New Heights for EasterThere’s an egg carton involved.
  16. Cupmudgeonism
    Cupcake Pushers Seek to Ruin Super Bowl for EverybodyKyotofu throws an anti-Bowl party; Magnolia Bakery takes a less antagonistic approach.
  17. Cupmudgeonism
    Down With CupcakesA cookbook author is the latest to come out against the confection.
  18. Cupmudgeonism
    And the Winner of the Cupcake Contest Is…To win a Magnolia Bakery shirt, Grub Street readers employed everything from haiku to syllogisms to photos of “Obamacakes.”
  19. Cupmudgeonism
    Sell Us on Cupcakes and We’ll Give You This Ridiculously Cute ShirtTell us why we should join the cult and it’s all yours.
  20. Cupmudgeonism
    Celebrity Bake Sale in Rock Center TodayGet cupcakes from T-Boz, Khloe Kardashian, and other B-listers.
  21. Slideshow
    Cupcake Overload: Magnolia and Crumbs Opening, Treats Truck Does HalloweenAnd: Candy Corn Crispy Squares, anyone?
  22. Cupmudgeonism
    Anti-Cupcake Task Force Infiltrates MagnoliaThis interpretive dance’ll show ‘em.
  23. Cupmudgeonism
    Is Cupcake ‘Cupmudgeonism’ Spreading?Will the cupcake boom lead to a bust?
  24. Mediavore
    A Magnolia Bakery for Midtown; Is Tap Water Safe?Where to eat tacos in the Hamptons, a new casual restaurant at the U.S. Open, and more, in our morning news roundup.
  25. Mediavore
    Budweiser to Go Belgian?; More Legal Woes for CiprianisPlus where Tom and Padma watched the ‘Top Chef’ finale, Magnolia Bakery’s new breakfast eats, and more, in our morning digest of news and gossip.
  26. Foodievents
    New Taste of the UWS Reminds Us to Eat UptownUpper West Siders are dismayed to learn of delayed openings for Kefi 2.0 and Shake Shack!
  27. Spot Check
    Bar Boulud’s Wine-Tasting Table, Chop Suey’s Dining Room Both Half-Full The first time we dropped in on a batch of new restaurants to take head counts, we hit the East Side. Then we threw it over to the West Side. Last Friday we took it uptown to see what’s doing above 42nd Street. It wasn’t easy hitting half a dozen spots between the hours of 8 p.m. and 9 p.m., but luckily we were navigating familiar territory — Mermaid Inn? Magnolia Bakery? Blue Ribbon Sushi? Zak Pelaccio’s new spot? It’s like we never left downtown.
  28. Neighborhood Watch
    Abrams Brothers Have Always Loved the UWS; Gay Talese Will Eat BBQ on the UESChelsea: The owner of the Cuban restaurant that replaced Havana Chelsea says he’s not trying to copy the former tenant: “It took years of grease to get on those walls and the smell of rotten wood and mice and stale water and dirt. We gutted the entire place, not even a tooth pick was worth saving.” [Eat for Victory/VV] Clinton Hill: Greene Grape Provisions has opened with fresh fish and meats, and if you bring a receipt to their nearby wine store, the owners will take 5 percent off your purchase of their recommended pairings. [Clinton Hill Blog] Midtown East: Chocolatier Charbonnel Et Walker on the eighth floor of Saks sells a rich chocolate cupcake drenched in sticky toffee, which is well worth its $6 price tag and still “way cheaper than a pair of Chanel pumps” sold nearby. [NewYorkology] Midtown West: Brasserie Cognac is coming to 55th Street and Broadway. [Grub Street] Tribeca: Dekk seems closed indefinitely. [Grub Street] Union Square: In an unsurprising conclusion, Bruni finds that Indian and Italian restaurants are better equipped to satisfy vegetarians. Dévi is one example where even meat eaters may want to eat those vegetable-based dishes. [Diner’s Journal/NYT] Upper East Side: Barbejew Steven Levy hopes his new BBQ joint, Smokin’ Q, which opens this week at 206 East 63rd Street, will succeed where twelve restaurants have failed since 1977. Levy may have an edge against predecessors, however, since writer Gay Talese, who included the doomed space in his memoir, plans to be the writer-in-residence. [NYT] Upper West Side: The Magnolia and Mermaid Inn uptown aren’t the first companies the Abrams brothers have introduced to the nabe; cupcake guru Steve owns “a construction company, high-end residential construction, Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous sort of stuff. My clients are Samuel Jackson, Annie Leibovitz, Jeff Gordon.” [NYO]
  29. Spot Check
    Full Houses at Gottino and El Quinto Pino, Room to Spare at Bar BlancLast time we ran a Spot Check, we dropped in on several newly opened East Village restaurants between the hours of 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. to take head counts (though in the case of Cantina, there were no heads to be counted). This Saturday we threw some love to the West Side and repeated the procedure with six new establishments in the West Village and Chelsea.
  30. Mediavore
    Balducci’s Ruins Hanukkah; Dave Martin Can Paint, TooBalducci’s made a big mistake by advertising boneless spiral ham as “Delicious for Chaunkah.” [NYDN] Contradicting his colleague, Frank Bruni defends the entrée, arguing that a “too-long sequence or too-broad collection of too-small plates is like being tickled and tickled and never flat-out hugged.” [Diner’s Journal/NYT] Le Bernardin’s James Beard–award–winning pastry chef enjoys a nice Snickers bar with almonds at the end of the day. [Restaurant Girl]
  31. Neighborhood Watch
    Gusto Now Going to Look and Taste Like Centro VinotecaChelsea: It doesn’t look good for those who are just getting used to the belly; pig’s ears are the latest trend, and even the version at stellar tapas spot Tía Pol was described by Peter Meehan as “crunchy and sticky with a funky pigskin flavor.” [Mouthing Off/Food & Wine] Financial District: Don’t forget, the trial run for the proposed year-round seasonal market at South Street Seaport starts on December 16 (and Molto Mario will be there). [Grub Street] Park Slope: Tempo Presto is closing this Friday because the restaurant can’t keep up with the pricey rent. [Gowanus Lounge] Upper West Side: Dovetail‘s opening next week. [Zagat] West Village: Sasha Muniak must feel really good about the Centro Vinoteca formula; after tapping chef Anne Burrell to take over for Amanda Freitag, he plans to redesign the Gusto space by next year with help from Centro Vinoteca and Jean Georges designer Thomas Juul-Hansen. [Restaurant Girl] Andrea Strong unveils renderings of Jason Neroni’s new gig, 10 Downing. [Strong Buzz via Eater] Magnolia Bakery will be open regular hours every day this holiday season except for Christmas, and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on December 24, kids can pick up a cupcake that comes with a note to Santa. [Bottomless Dish/Citysearch] Williamsburg: A benefit party at Supreme Trading tomorrow night promises an open Bass Ale Beer bar from 7 to 8 p.m. and “one of the most difficult cuisines to find in New York City: Rwandan.” [Cakehead]
  32. Mediavore
    Kyotofu South; Soup Nazi Not Feeling the Love Out of N.Y.Kyotofu really is expanding downtown with a second outlet that should be completed by next summer. In the meantime, its delicate Japanese treats will also be available at a new midtown tea shop opening this month. [Mouthing Off/Food & Wine] The Bleecker Street Magnolia Bakery has renewed its lease for another ten years. [Eater] CJ continues to fantasize openly about cooking Padma breakfast. [Eater LA] Related: ‘Top Chef’ Non-Winner CJ on the Broccolini Backstory, and Why Hung’s Food Is Soulless
  33. Neighborhood Watch
    Magnolia to Lure Cupcake Crazies to the Upper West SideChelsea: Trestle on Tenth launches weekend brunch this Saturday with a fall menu that includes bacon-and-onion rösti and banana-stuffed French toast with vanilla syrup. Fort Greene: IHOP is making more New York moves: In addition to taking on Times Square, the chain will open an outlet on Livingston Street near Bond Street. [NYDN] Midtown East: Bloomingdale’s has moved tangy fro-yo pioneer Forty Carrots from the basement to a larger, more befitting seventh floor space. [NYT] Sherry-Lehmann wine store has completed its relocation to Park Avenue at 59th Street. [NYT] Red Hook: You may have missed LeNell’s absinthe tasting (she drinks it up by the way), but she’ll host a tequila tasting this Sunday in honor of Mexican Independence Day. [LeNell’s] Upper West Side: A second Magnolia bakery will open on 69th Street at Columbus this winter, and owner Steve Abrams thinks he can keep it a secret from tourists. [Eater] Juan Cuevas has left Blue Hill to be the chef de cuisine at Ed Brown’s Eighty One, which should open in December. [NYS]
  34. Mediavore
    The Upper West Side Arrives; Clone Restaurants FlourishThe Upper West Side is “Manhattan’s hottest restaurant neighborhood” with a confluence of good places from name chefs and anonymous but high-quality local eateries. The addition of Daniel Boulud’s new wine bar is just the icing on the cake. [NYP] If you like Peter Luger, Magnolia Bakery, or Pearl Oyster Bar, know that there are clones all over town. [TONY] The glories of hidden Queens range from an Argentine steakhouse with “insane” portions to an ancient ice-cream parlor in Jackson Heights. [NYP]
  35. Mediavore
    Provence Chef Pink-Slipped; Pichet Ong to Open Cupcake ShopChef Lynn McNeely has been handed a pink slip after mixed reviews at the new Provence; no word on who the next chef might be. [Eater] Related: Provence Redux [NYM] Pichet Ong is opening a cupcake store next to P*ONG. “Vanilla, chocolate, yuzu and cinnamon will be my staples,” he says. “I want to add a little salt & spice to my take on them.” [Restaurant Girl] A tale of two bakeries under Health Department scrutiny: one, Magnolia, plays nice; the other, Delices de Paris in Park Slope, kicks back. Guess which one ends up closing. [NYO]
  36. Mediavore
    Whole Foods CEO’s Online High Jinks Unmasked; Magnolia Bakery ReopeningJohn Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods, has been going online anonymously on Yahoo Finance bulletin boards for seven years to blast rival Wild Oats and talk up Whole Foods stock. [NYT] Related: Did Michael Pollan Throw the Whole Foods Debate? (Just Asking) Magnolia Bakery, closed for less than a day for having only one sink, has now been reopened after promising to install another one. [Eater] Related: A Sad Day for Overhyped Pastries: Magnolia Shuttered [Daily Intel] Anthony Bourdain is warming up to The Next Food Network Star. As a matter of fact, you could say that he’s become a devoted fan: “Whether it’s the butterfly mobiles dangling from my ceiling, the onset of early dementia, or long delayed side effects of past drug use drawing me to the tube Sunday nights, I’ll be watching.” [Ruhlman]
  37. The New York Diet
    Novelist Gary Shteyngart Scarfs Lox, Philosophizes Over Spinach Absurdistan author and Lower East Side denizen Gary Shteyngart is 40 pages into a new novel about “a guy who eats really well and wants to live forever.” We’re thinking it’s a bit autobiographical, given what he ate during the days between Friday, September 22 and Wednesday the 27th.