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  1. Openings
    Journeyman Plans to Bring Fine Dining to Union SquareA pair of first-time restaurateurs have big ambitions for a quiet Somerville street.
  2. Neighborhood Watch
    Ceol’s Menu Gets a New-Chef Revamp; Barrio Hosts Taco-Eating ContestPlus: U.K. Beer Night at Jimmy’s No. 43, and another Chipotle opens, in our daily roundup of neighborhood food news.
  3. Openings
    Mmm, Doughnuts: Doughnut Plant for Chelsea, Tim Horton’s for Union SquareThere’ll be a full-service espresso bar at the second location of Doughnut Plant.
  4. Neighborhood Watch
    Call for Monkey Bar Reservations; Test Your Food Trivia in Park SlopePlus: unethical labor practices at restaurants owned by the Chinese government, and another Miracle Grill closes.
  5. Neighborhood Watch
    Fairway Does Not Fear Trader Joe’s; Now Luca Lounge Is Cooking WithPlus: Igloo bar coming to Rockefeller Center, and Ziggiz diner closes, in our regular roundup of neighborhood food news.
  6. Neighborhood Watch
    Winter’s Eve Market Returns to Lincoln Center; Joseph Leonard Launches PigPlus: Rockette cupcakes and Magnolia, and tequila tasting at Southern Hospitality, in our regular roundup of neighborhood food news.
  7. Truckin’
    Monster Taco Truck Moves DowntownPaty’s is now serving up burritos, fajitas, and cheap tacos in Union Square.
  8. Openings
    Primanti Bros. Sandwich Comes to New York, Via Rye HouseThe owners of Sala open a Union Square spot specializing in brown liquor.
  9. Openings
    Coffee Shop Poised to Take Over Empire DinerThe Chelsea icon will change hands.
  10. Food Politics
    Bloomberg Campaigns Among the Produce at Union Square GreenmarketThe mayor I.D.’s his favorite vegetable, and we are unsurprised.
  11. Neighborhood Watch
    Chocolate Show Starts Tomorrow; Payard Debuts New MenuPlus: a bargain menu at Convivio, and free food for Kids at Kefi, in our regular roundup of neighborhood food news.
  12. Neighborhood Watch
    Pommes Frites Wants to Serve Wine; Frites ‘N’ Meats Truck Debuts inPlus more, in our daily roundup of neighborhood news.
  13. Neighborhood Watch
    Cannoli Party Tomorrow; Bill Clinton Gets Fit and FunPlus: Oktoberfest at Klee Brasserie and Lovely Day’s reopening, in our regular roundup of neighborhood food news.
  14. Neighborhood Watch
    Harvest in Union Square Tomorrow; Pumpkin Pudding at Sugar Sweet SunshinePlus: Brunch at Via Dei Mille, and a South American dinner, in our regular roundup of neighborhood food news.
  15. Neighborhood Watch
    Cupcakes for a Cause; Big Gay Ice Cream Truck Channels ThanksgivingPlus: A lucky customer scores a free pastry, and a Mexican restaurant takes over for a sleek Southeast Asian one in Harlem, in our regular roundup of neighborhood food news.
  16. Neighborhood Watch
    Num Pang to Deliver; Bar Blanc Bistro Launches Moules Frites MondaysPlus: A literal slow-food café on Governors Island, and free doughnut holes at the New York Public Library on Monday, in our regular roundup of neighborhood food news.
  17. Neighborhood Watch
    Union Square Goes Mediterranean; Mayahuel Changes Up Its MescalPlus: A Jewish-cooking event in the Lower East Side in our regular roundup of neighborhood food news.
  18. 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.
  19. Worth Noting
    T.G.I. Friday’s Coda: We Have Only Ourselves to BlameThe reviled chain actually originated in New York City.
  20. Foodievents
    Watch the Game With Zak Pelaccio, Eat Fatty ’CueEpicurious Entertains NYC will nuzzle in on Bon Appétit Supper Club’s sweet pop-up action this fall.
  21. Neighborhood Watch
    Pick Plantain in Fort Greene Park; Robert’s Steakhouse ExpandsPlus: Watch Russ & Daughters on TV, and drink all Kelso brews in Carroll Gardens, in our regular roundup of neighborhood food news.
  22. Truckin’
    Today in Trucks: Schnitzel & Things Is Chased Off, Mobile Moroccan Revs UpPlus, City Burger replaced by a schnitzel joint in midtown?
  23. Neighborhood Watch
    NYC ICY May Close Brooklyn Location; Get a Farm Internship in the City LimitsPlus: A new farm stand for Clinton Hill, and the Street Sweets Truck finds permanent spots in midtown, in our regular roundup of neighborhood news.
  24. Freebies
    Pret A Manger: Get Ready to Eat a Free Sandwich!The Union Square store will give away 3,000 freebies when it pre-opens on Friday.
  25. Menu Changes
    Sandwich Showdown: Republic Adds Num Pang–Like Sandwich StandA look at the menu.
  26. Reopenings
    Former Steak Frites Space Will Reopen As … Steak Frites!Allow us to explain …
  27. Mediavore
    Union Square Restaurant Back On; Buy More Beer at Yankee StadiumPlus: Pistachios might be contaminated, and Soho House gets more selective, all in our morning news roundup.
  28. Slideshow
    A First Look at Ramen Setagaya’s Union Square LocationSides are a buck off during the preopening.
  29. Openings
    Trader John’s?Is a Union Square store trying to cash in on Trader Joe’s?
  30. Neighborhood Watch
    “Beak to Tail” Dinner in Greenpoint; Chef John Schaeffer LeavesRestaurants may soon be fined for wasting A/C output by leaving their windows open, and get your lima beans, in today’s neighborhood food news.
  31. Neighborhood Watch
    Food-Cart Turf Wars; Wii at Wildwood
  32. Neighborhood Watch
    Alain Allegretti to Possibly Open New Restaurant; Rayuela’s Street-FoodThe cool Greenmarket and the secret of the Spotted Pig burger, in today’s neighborhood food news.
  33. Neighborhood Watch
    Sausage Haus Ingenue Training at Ssäm Bar; Early-Bird Jazz at Blue WaterDavid Chang gets camera shy and Stand builds a better bun, in today’s neighborhood food news.
  34. Mediavore
    Carmellini Visits Vegas; Treats Truck Times TwoPlus a protest against the planned Union Square restaurant, the customers New York waiters dread, and more, in our morning roundup of news and gossip.
  35. Neighborhood Watch
    Tailor Launches Late-Night Menu; Hamptons More Exclusive Than EverWilliamsburg will get a “Fiambreria,” and chef Peter Hoffman will take you to the Greenmarket, in today’s neighborhood food news.
  36. NewsFeed
    Tocqueville Offers Haute Barnyard Happy MealAfter Tocqueville’s Greenmarket meal, you can take your own Greenmarket bag to the Greenmarket.
  37. NewsFeed
    Judge Halts Plans for Union Square Park RestaurantWill the city be forced to use Union Square’s pavilion for public recreation, rather than as a private eatery?
  38. Neighborhood Watch
    Free Nice Lunch in Midtown; You Can Dance If You Want to at SwayMasala Cheetos turn up in Flushing, and F-U asks the East Village for a liquor license, in today’s neighborhood food news.
  39. Neighborhood Watch
    New Beer Garden Near the Brooklyn Museum; John’s of 12th Street Installing aFlamenco nights in the East Village and Bruni’s favorite restaurants in today’s neighborhood food news.
  40. Mediavore
    Union Square Restaurant Plans on Hold; Pot-Dealing Food WorkersA proposed Union Square restaurant gets put on hold, food workers are not unknown to deal some drugs, and how to tell Studio B from Plan B.
  41. Neighborhood Watch
    Wafels & Dinges Normally Only Uses Imported Waffles; Free Guacamole Tonight atBlack Iron burgers coming this June to the East Village and where to find the Treats Truck, in today’s neighborhood food news.
  42. Mediavore
    What the Candidates Will Be Drinking in Kentucky; Judge to Make the Call onPresidential candidates should brush up on their bourbon knowledge before heading to Kentucky, a judge will decide the fate of a new Union Square restaurant today, and a new pizza tour bus rolls into town.
  43. Mediavore
    You Can’t Stop Bloomberg in Union Square; Bouley Shuffle Just Weeks AwayBloomberg won’t let a little thing like community opposition stop him, David Bouley likes France as much as Japan, and Florent gets an offer to move to a new space.
  44. 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.
  45. NewsFeed
    Danny Meyer Finds Manhattan Prohibitive, But a Shake Shack in a Sports Stadium?Considering that only banks can afford to rent ground-floor spaces in Manhattan these days, Danny Meyer has a bold suggestion: the waterfront! Discussing the future of public life with New Yorker architecture critic Paul Goldberger at a forum of the Design Trust for Public Space, Meyer noted that rent pressures had grown absurd in the island’s heart. (Starting rent for Union Square Café in 1985: $8 per square foot. Asking rent for the Zen Palate space on Park Avenue South: $300 per square foot.) His solution? “We have all these appendages to Manhattan called piers, and if the city took the opportunity to rent those spaces only to small businesses, that would be a vigorous signal,” he said. Meyer said he’d learned that restaurants must echo their surroundings, which we realize means a new Union Square operation would have to carry themes from Whole Foods and Max Brenner. “If we ever do another Shake Shack, we’d want it to look like where it is. The fascination of doing something in a sports stadium jazzes me.” Oh, yeah? Citi Field is looking better and better. —Alec Appelbaum Related: Hark! New Shake Shack to Open at Shea Stadium
  46. Neighborhood Watch
    Hot-Chocolate Frenzy in Flatiron; Know You’re Eating Sperm in MidtownAstoria: Sunswick is having an Abitas beer promotion on Sunday with drink specials, but if you’re less concerned about game day, you could check out the renovation at Il Bambino. [Joey in Astoria] Carroll Gardens: Naturally Delicious caterers, who also did this blogger’s wedding, will deliver a V-Day menu that includes baked oysters, lobster bisque, tenderloin, a cheese plate, and a Valrhona flourless chocolate cake to those who want to stay in but aren’t able to whip up our sexy stash of recipes. [A Brooklyn Life] Flatiron: City Bakery kicks off its monthlong hot-chocolate festival tomorrow, which highlights rotating “additional flavors, from Caramel or Banana Peel to the Chili Pepper or even Beer varieties.” [Restaurant Girl] Midtown East: If you show up at Sakae Sushi and find that it’s closed for a couple of days, you can stop into nearby Yakitori East on 44th Street. Just remember: The winter specialty shirako that their menu dubs as “soft cod roe” is “rather beige globules of sperm sacs.” [Gothamist] On February 12, eliminate “menstrual and sexual health concerns” through food at D’Or; let’s hope there’s chocolate involved. [Love Your Femme via Gridskipper] Union Square: Mesa Grill impresario Bobby Flay just got back from Greece and would fly there again for all that “delicious Greek olive oil and some lemon and some potatoes and Greek salad,” but if he would just stay in New York, maybe Mesa Grill would have been able to hold on to more of its stars. [Diner’s Journal/NYT]
  47. 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]
  48. Openings
    Former Home of the Whopper Now City’s First Certified Organic Restaurant What used to be a Burger King is now Gusto Organics, which claims to carry organic certification from the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York and the USDA. The restaurant’s business practices differ from BK’s in obvious ways: It recycles all of its trash and composts its food, the furniture is handmade, and the cleaning methods are environmentally friendly. But owner Alberto Gonzalez sees the value of the chain and wants a network of shareholders and six to ten franchisees, he says. Things are looking good so far — the place was hopping on Saturday night.
  49. Neighborhood Watch
    Sexy East Villager Open for New Year’s; Bar Blanc Opening Not ImminentEast Village: One of Gael Greene’s sexy-restaurant-picks, Strip House, made this list of New Year’s Eve dining options. [Restaurant Girl] Sakaya and its daily tastings are now just a day away. [Down by the Hipster] Fort Greene: The new trattoria Caffe e’ Vino’s menu is so standard that it’s not doing a good jobs of tempting potential diners. [Eat for Victory/VV] Union Square: The area “centered on Broadway south of Madison Square” was called Ladies Mile in the 1800s because of its concentration of retails shops. Nowadays, restaurants like Tocqueville, BLT Fish, and Bar Stuzzichini have made the locale a culinary destination. [NYT] West Village: Bar Blanc is supposed to open on Saturday, but these pics of the unfinished space might tell a different story. [Eater]
  50. Neighborhood Watch
    Fresh-Killed Turkeys Coming to Union Square; Last Chance for Dumbo PiesAstoria: A new Venezuelan spot called the Arepas Cafe has opened at 33-07 36th Avenue. [Joey in Astoria] Boerum Hill: Canteen, a new deli-café aspiring to unite cappuccino with pastrami, opens today on Fourth Avenue and Bergen Street. [Brownstoner] Chelsea: The name Potluck may conjure “the image of weird recipes like lentils with nutmeg or noodles drenched in canned soup served up in a covered dish” for some, but this new eatery on West 26th Street between Seventh and Eighth is actually an Asian restaurant with Japanese and Thai influences. [Blog Chelsea] Dumbo: Today is the deadline for ordering pies from Jacques Torres’s Almondine and Bubby’s. [Dumbo NYC] East Village: Starting this Sunday, Una Pizza Napoletana will start serving pies at noon on weekends. [Slice] Union Square: DiPaola Turkey Farms will bring extra birds to the Greenmarket Wednesday, but if you don’t want to abandon Thanksgiving’s main course to chance, you may still be able to order a size in advance. [Eat for Victory/VV]
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