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Trader Joe’s

  1. Beef Recall
    Major Recall of Beef Sold at PA and NJ SupermarketsTrader Joe’s and Acme both sold the allegedly contaminated meats
  2. Mediavore
    A Big Birthday for Guinness; Tavern on the Green Won’t Be Done for a WhilePlus: Legal troubles for David Bouley, and a Trader Joe’s for Chelsea, all in our morning news roundup.
  3. Empire Building
    Trader Joe’s Abandons UWS OutpostNo gourmet frozen food on UWS.
  4. Board at Work
    Seeking a Sophisticated Bar; Lots of LattesPlus: secret restaurants, and stellar salsa, all in our weekly message board roundup.
  5. Openings
    West L.A. Awaits Trader Joe’sThe Olympic Boulevard stop will open August 21.
  6. Mediavore
    A Healthier Milkshake; Schools Crack Down on CaffeinePlus: private label organics, and Issac Mizrahi: cheesecake expert, all in our morning news roundup.
  7. Mediavore
    Restaurants Go Uninspected; Burke Could Face ChargesPlus: The Beatrice Inn probably won’t reopen, and Isaac Mizrahi sells cheesecake, all in our morning news roundup.
  8. Mediavore
    Financing for Local Farmers; Organic Goes Private LabelPlus: Greenpeace takes on Trader Joe’s; the Cheesecake Factory slows expansion
  9. Mediavore
    Healthy Junk Food Not So Healthy; Rise of Private Label OrganicsPlus: Issac Mizrahi, cheesecake expert, and Greenpeace goes after Trader Joe’s, all in our morning news roundup.
  10. User’s Guide
    A Brief History of Restaurant Rip-off LawsuitsMr. Chow isn’t the first to sue for identity theft. But could he be the first to win?
  11. Signage
    Good Grammar, Good FoodFeel superior in the express line.
  12. Shopplegangers
    Trader John for MayorTrader John’s is open, and its owner, John A. Catsimatidis, is open to running for mayor.
  13. Beef
    Trader John’s Plays Nice?Maybe calling it that wasn’t such a great idea.
  14. Lawsuits
    Trader Joe’s to Trader John’s: Oh No You Didn’tIt turns out Gristedes is behind the mysterious Trader John’s. And the company is in trouble.
  15. Openings
    Trader John’s?Is a Union Square store trying to cash in on Trader Joe’s?
  16. Openings
    Trader Joe’s Invades the Land of Zabar’sThe California grocery store is planning to take on Citarella and Fairway on the Upper West Side.
  17. Openings
    Trader Joe’s Opens Its Heart to Brooklyn, FinallyAfter an agonizing wait, today is the big day.
  18. Openings
    Trader Joe’s Second Coming in Cobble HillThe New York press is going gaga for the new Trader Joe’s on Atlantic Avenue.
  19. Mediavore
    FDA to Make Frankenfood Proposals Today; Trader Joe’s Gets an Opening DatePlus where to find obscure Asian cuisines, and who named the East Village the best neighborhood with the best bars — from our daily glance at the morning headlines.
  20. Trader Joe’s
    Sign Proves the Existence of Trader Joe’sThe store is set to open at the end of the month.
  21. Neighborhood Watch
    W Hotel Set for Harlem; Is the Picnic Club Jinxing Us With Bad Weather?In today’s neighborhood food news, Trader Joe’s cuts off our voyeurism and where to find good desserts that are vegan.
  22. Neighborhood Watch
    Park Slope Gets a Pinkberry (Clone); Meatphilia Alive and Well in WilliamsburgFort Greene coffee prices, a Pinkberry clone in Park Slope, Bouley continues his fight for a liquor license, and Williamsburg gets all sorts of action.
  23. Neighborhood Watch
    Duck Necks Compete With Chicken Wings This Sunday; Midtown East Looking forBedford-Stuyvesant: If you don’t want to brave a sports bar Sunday but still want to catch the game, this restaurants-with-flat-screens list includes yet-to-open Rustik Tavern, which will be up and running by kickoff. There will only be a limited menu, but owner Frantz Metellus promises: “If I don’t have nachos, I’m nothing.” [Brooklyn Based] Chelsea: Trestle on Tenth thinks it has the Super Bowl chicken-wing-tradition beat: braised and fried crispy duck necks with a garlic and anchovy dip. They’re not as adventurous as castrating a sheep with your teeth à la Giant Grey Ruegamer, but definitely easier to get your hands on; just pick up a few pounds on game day. [Grub Street] Cobble Hill: “The natives are getting restless” that Trader Joe’s hasn’t opened, and the store’s PR company offers few answers. [Brownstowner] East Village: Gramercy Tavern’s Haute Barnyard guru Michael Anthony is doing a Farm to Chef dinner at the Astor Center tomorrow night. Farmers, writers and activists aplenty will be present. [Grub Street] Flatiron: Pinkberry on 26th Street at Third Avenue is now open. [Eater] Midtown East: The Helmsley’s Annual Anti-Valentine’s Day Ball hopes to attract “the recently dumped and ‘disenchanted,’ as well as the happily single and those looking for love,” or you could just come to see the Ice-Carved Anti-Cupid Satan Oyster Bar (and make fun of the desperates). [Grub Street] Midtown West: “Today, the food you find on most bars is the salty kind: chip, pretzels, etc. As anyone in the bar biz knows, these are … meant to make you thirsty, so you order more liquor,” but Keens is one of the last spots to offer sobering snacks of the bygone era: hard-boiled eggs, and they’re free. [Lost City]
  24. Neighborhood Watch
    Eight-Cent Falafels Worth Every Penny in the East Village; Chris Lee Has aCobble Hill: Sahadi’s might have a fancy new sign to flaunt at Trader Joe’s, but are they cutting corners to compete? The Brooklyn Paper reports that customers are “fuming that the grocer has replaced the classic glass jars with generic plastic containers in the nuts, dried fruits and candies section.” [Brooklyn Heights Blog] East Village: Next Friday, Tasty Falafel on St. Marks Place will sell sandwiches for 8 cents each from 4 to 9 p.m. and host a falafel-eating contest at 6. [Gridskipper] Lower East Side: A new wine bar is on the way, and Gino and Guido are now accepting applications in the TRE space at 173 Ludlow. [Eat for Victory/VV] Midtown East: Gilt has announced that chef Chris Lee has spent $8,000 on a 1.51-pound white truffle, which is “significantly larger than the truffle that Sirio Maccioni of Le Cirque won in a highly publicized October bidding.” We wonder what GM Elli Jafari thinks about that tougher tuber. [Bottomless Dish/Citysearch] Upper East Side: Serendipity 3 has pushed back its reopening from tonight to December 5, after being closed by the DOH. [Eater]
  25. Neighborhood Watch
    Green Coke in the Bronx a Good Thing; Eat a ‘wichcraft Sandwich, Save theAstoria: New Mexican restaurant Luna de Juarez at 25-98 Steinway is ready to be sampled. [Joey in Astoria] Bronx: Coca-Cola’s added a handful of hybrid-electric trucks to its 90-vehicle delivery fleet based in the South Bronx. [NYP] Cobble Hill: Sahadi’s has put up a new sign, possibly in preparation for the onslaught of Trader Joe’s. [Lost City] East Village: A sushi bar called Nori will refill the Hip-Hop-Chow space on Second Avenue in hopes that this more banal concept will survive in the space for more than a few months. [Eater] Meatpacking District: Paparazzi aren’t the only ones not allowed to photograph the hallowed spaces of Socialista; civilians were hampered from shooting as well. [Down by the Hipster] Rockefeller Center: An eggplant sandwich “invented by three teenagers from New York City who spent a summer learning about the food business as part of a program connected to the Fresh Air Fund” (which will also snag some of the proceeds) has been added to the menu of ’wichcraft’s newest location at 1 Rockefeller Plaza near 50th Street and will be available at ten other locations by next week. [Diner’s Journal/NYT]
  26. Mediavore
    Massive Piedmontese Market Coming to Midtown; Lady Chefs Are Tougher Than YouA food bazaar in Turin, Italy, called Eataly, which combines a “European open market, a Whole-Foods-style supermarket, a high-end food court and a New Age learning center” is opening its second location in a 10,000-square-foot space on 18 West 48th Street. [NYT] Despite David Chang’s unwavering confidence that Noodle Bar 2.0 would open early this week, the restaurant’s not yet ready; he blames Con-Ed. [Eater] Women chefs who’ve found success aren’t hard to come by in New York, according to Cuozzo, who mentions at least two examples. [NYP] Related: A Woman’s Place? [NYM] The Post goes on to blame Patricia Yeo for Monkey Bar’s failure. [NYP]
  27. Neighborhood Watch
    Trader Joe’s Conquers Queens; Candy and Wine Pairing in ChelseaChelsea: Wondering which alcoholic beverage goes best with Halloween-themed Snickers? Head to Bottlerocket Sunday for a free wine and candy tasting from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. [Grub Street] Dumbo: The Treats Truck is hosting a Halloween party at the Pearl Street Triangle this Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. [Treats Truck] East Village: Aaah, the uses for bacon: Double Down Saloon serves a house-infused bacon-vodka martini with a Slim Jim garnish. [Restaurant Girl] Forest Hills: Trader Joe’s at 90-30 Metropolitan Avenue opens Friday at 9 a.m. [Super Vegan] Midtown East: The Grand Central Oyster Bar is closed today after a “minor explosion” in the kitchen. [Eater]
  28. Neighborhood Watch
    New Café Boulud Chef a Young BuckBoerum Hill: Lazy artists have nothing better to do with their time than wait in line for the unopened Trader Joe’s. [A Brooklyn Life] Chelsea: Next Tuesday Del Posto will host a Wine. Dine. Donate. dinner with Epicurious to benefit America’s Second Harvest. [Gothamist] Meatpacking District: The Inn Lw12 has a new fall menu. [Grub Street] Upper East Side: Café Boulud’s replacement for Betrand Chemel is 28-year-old Food & Wine Best New Chef for 2007 Gavin Kaysen who’s riding into town all the way from Rancho Bernardo. [San Diego Tribune via Eater] From now through Sunday, the Garden Court Café at the Asia Society will feature a special Indian-French menu from Vikram Garg, executive chef of D.C.’s Indebleu. [Bottomless Dish/Citysearch]
  29. The New York Diet
    Actress Jackie Hoffman Grocery-Shops Like a Soccer MomActress and comedian Jackie Hoffman has one of those faces you’ve seen a million times but can’t quite identify — yet. She was the self-described “model” girlfriend of a blind man on Curb Your Enthusiasm and a rival cheese-ball maker to Amy Sedaris in The Book of Liz. Now she’s appearing in Xanadu on Broadway, a two-a-day schedule that has her eating breakfast at noon, lunch at five, and dinner at midnight. We checked in on her low-calorie-eating and bulk-buying habits.
  30. Neighborhood Watch
    Tony ‘No Reservations’ Bourdain Hearts Ali’s Offal in AstoriaAstoria: Anthony Bourdain featured Ali’s Kebab Cafe on No Reservations, and here’s the video of him downing offal. [Joey in Astoria] Boerum Hill: Workers are renovating the old Independence Bank for Trader Joe’s. The space may even retain its character! [Lost City] East Village: AvroKO and Public boys Brad and Adam Farmerie hope to score a liquor license for their new place, Superior. B Flat applied for a license at the same Bond Street space a few months back and was denied. [Eater] E.U. will accept euros as payment from August 24 through Labor Day. You can eat 34 cents more on the dollar! [Grub Street] Financial District: Stonehouse California Olive Oil has moved to the South Street Seaport and refills bottles at $2 off the regular price. [NYT] Hell’s Kitchen: No free Cuban for you today; unfinished construction indicates the new Sophie’s on 40th between Seventh and Eighth is in no way ready for a grand opening. [Midtown Lunch]
  31. Neighborhood Watch
    ‘Top Chef’ Open Call Moves to ChelseaBoerum Hill: Trader Joe’s held a parade yesterday to officially announce its Brooklyn expansion into the former Sovereign Bank building. [Brooklyn Heights Blog] Chelsea: Top Chef open call has been moved from the French Culinary Institute to Craftsteak on July 22. The hours have also been moved up and are now 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. [Eat for Victory/VV] East Village: Southeast Asian restaurant Tigerland will give up the ghost next week, so now is the time to O.D. on Thai coffee cupcakes. [Gawker] Sagaponack: Townline BBQ won’t open until July 19, but a peek at the raw wood space shows it’s ready for ‘cue. [Restaurant Girl] West Village: Beatrice Inn welcomes Trekkies, as long as they don’t wear flip-flops. [Down by the Hipsters] Chumley’s owner takes a shot in the dark and declares October 1 the famed bar’s reopening date. [Villager]
  32. Neighborhood Watch
    Mondrian Will Bring a ‘Glamorous Restaurant’ to ChinatownAstoria: Pita Pan at 37-15 30th Avenue has opened in its new space; plans for further expansion include rooftop dining. [Joey in Astoria] Boerum Hill: Trader Joe’s poised to open its second New York store in the former Independence Savings Bank building at the juncture of Court Street and Atlantic Avenue. [Brooklyn Eagle] Chinatown: A Mondrian hotel at 150 Lafayette Street planned for 2009 will feature a “glamorous restaurant” and a ballroom. [NYP] Clinton Hill: Thursday, July 12, iCi hosts the Art of Taste, an evening of food education and dining with the ladies of Green Gourmet. [Clinton Hill Blog] Lower East Side: Brick-oven pizzeria Chickie Pig’s is opening this weekend. [Eater] Midtown East: Some first-class summer specials are to be had in the streets of midtown right now, including Milant Gourmet Deli’s gazpacho — only available through August. [Midtown Lunch] Upper East Side: Best Cellars poured its chilled wine for customers for free during yesterday’s blackout, and Tasti D-Lite gave away ice cream. [Newsday]
  33. Neighborhood Watch
    Pegu Club Shaking More Than Just Cocktails in SohoForest Hills: The layout for Trader Joe’s coming to 90-30 Metropolitan Avenue. [Forest Hills 72] Midtown West: Sample cuisine from more than 50 restaurants including Aquavit, Buddakan, and Eleven Madison Park at tonight’s Taste of the Nation at Roseland Ballroom; tickets are $200 and benefit the fight against childhood hunger. [Cakehead] Soho: Pegu Club accused of shaking down its customers by pouring drinks that haven’t been ordered. [Majikthise] South Hampton: Dune should pick up the slack where Cain left off. [Down by the Hipster] Upper West Side: The lobby lounge of the Mandarin Oriental now has a cart offering $75 flutes of Dom Perignon, but at least the price includes dried fruit. [NYS] Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe hopes to see a bidding war over Warner LeRoy’s Tavern on the Green between top “concessionaires” including Dean Poll of the Boathouse and Danny Meyer. [NYO] West Village: Awkward zoning prevents Camaje bistro on Macdougal Street from setting up outdoor seating, though it’s allowed for virtually all its dining neighbors. [NYP]
  34. The New York Diet
    Comedian David Cross Likes His Peanut Butter and Pretzels With a Glass of Wine When David Cross, whose comedic musings on the senselessness of electric kitchen knives are legendary, gave New York his advice on approaching a celebrity, he admitted, “I’ve always been (and always will be, until I need an operation) a big fan of the free beer.” This week we caught him shortly after a dalliance with the South Beach Diet, which meant (operation be damned) he was free to consume succulent pork fat, three helpings of ramen, what he says is one of the best three pots of chili you’ll ever have, and more than a few pints of beer. Whether or not the latter was purchased for him by one of his fans is unclear.