Event – Wong Friends & Family SEP6-7 – we’ll be there

UPDATE: A hodge podge of Asian influences is the first thing we noticed upon glancing the Friends & Family menu. While nothing is particularly a reach, the menu is safe, but in a good way. The lobster egg foo young reminded us of a sisig, minus the acid. The Cornelia drink was a great Signature Cocktail and epitomizes the arrival of Fall weather. PICS HERE

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Event – Roberta’s PopUp @ BMW Guggenheim Cafe AUG3

Chef Carlo Mirarchi has been on a positive media streak these days, and with good reason. He’s received mention for best new chef and after trying his food, you will find out quickly why. How do we know? We’ve had his tasting menu. It’s pretty damn good, actually. Whether it be at Taste of the Nation or Omnivore Master Classes, he’s ubiquitious these days. We consider Carlo a MASTER of red meats, so you should definitely check this out! MORE INFO

Event – Milk Street Cafe Opening Bell Ceremony JUN23 – we’ll be there

RECAP JUNE23: The red carpet was rolled out for Opening Day of the Milk Street Cafe, formerly Mangia. Coffee and cookies (pictured) were gratis from 10am-11am, while other food items and beverages were available for purchase. To give you an idea of these ‘Wall Street’ prices, a Rainbow Roll will set you back $10.50, a Roast Turkey Sandwich $10.95, and a Bowling Green Salad also $10.50. Here’s the front cover of the Breakfast Menu. If you plan on getting your grub on here, be sure to bring some cash..or an expense account. PICS HERE

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Event – Dine Around Downtown @ CMP JUN14 (updated)

RECAP – Just got back from the Nomfest. There were almost 50 food vendors present on this brisk day. As expected, the Surf N’ Turf booths fared better than others, with lines amassing 30+ at any given time. We caved and tried a little of everything, but mostly land and sea creatures as well. Fizzy Lizzy, Kitchenette, and Ciao Bella were on hand for drinks and desserts. PICS HERE

Here’s what we ordered…

Sequoia – Cold Seafood Salad ($6)

Sequoia – 4 Jump Shrimp Cocktail ($5)

Mark Joseph’s Steakhouse – Bobby O. Mini Burger ($3)

Mark Joseph’s Steakhouse – Sizzling Canadian Bacon ($3)

SouthWestNY – Acapulco Ceviche, Tostones (fluke, shrimp) ($6)


Total: $23

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Event – Malaysian Restaurant Week JUN13-19

Thx to TONY for this…

Event – Go Gaga Look-A-Like Competition @ LES JUN4

A Go Gaga Look-Alike Competition will be held as a part of the festivities. Lady Gaga look-alikes will compete for the crown of best Lady Gaga impersonator. With Lady Gaga as a former resident of the Lower East Side, competitors are encouraged to incorporate items from the Lower East Side into their costumes, which can be replicas of Lady Gaga’s real outfits, or original costumes that evoke Lady Gaga’s look. Download the rules and application here. Continue reading

Plywood: Forcella, Rosarita, Frankies West, Five Guys All Coming Soon MAY13

Here’s a list of Eateries opening soon in a neighborhood near you…

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Events – JBF LTD Daytime at Chelsea Market – APR12-MAY14 2011

The Daily Specials

In addition to the nightly dinners, during the day JBF LTD will serve up a café-style lunch (prepared and sold by Great Performances) with a side of interesting, entertaining, and delicious programming (with the help of Food Network, Cooking Channel, and our other premium partners). The space will be open daily (except Mondays) from 11 am to 4 pm, with regularly scheduled programs starting at 2:30 pm. There will also be tastings, giveaways, merchandise to buy, and more. Now onwards w/ the daytime schedule…

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April 2011’s 45 Openings & 20 Closings: A (More or Less) Comprehensive List


Thx to Forkintheroad for this…
​​The shark-infested waters of New York City’s restaurant industry are not for the faint of heart. In case you’re into keeping tabs, here is a list of those who took the leap and opened new establishments and those who were forced to bow out this month.

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