New York City, NY Food & Drinks

Celebrity chef to open N.J. restaurant featuring Topgolf suites

A new dining and entertainment concept is coming to New Jersey. The concept, called 1776 by David Burke and featuring Topgolf Swing Suite, will combine fine dining with a simulated golf and entertainment experience. An exact opening date has yet to be announced, but 1776 is aiming for October, according...
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Opening Alert: Hometown Creamery, Wayne, NJ

Hometown Creamery is a new ice cream shop open in Wayne. They’re offering homemade ice cream, available in 30+ flavors – they are crafting new ones all the time. Currently it’s open seven days a week beginning at noon. Hometown Creamery. 61 Berdan Avenue. Wayne, NJ. [photo source: Hometown]
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New Jersey Monthly

Intriguing Restaurants in Hackensack

In a city with an eclectic variety of cuisines, some of the most intriguing restaurant choices in Hackensack are on or just off a fast-changing Main Street. Cuban fare and tropical cocktails in a smart setting. The front window opens fully, giving the feel of outdoor dining. 125 Main Street;

Afternoon is Coming Soon to Fort Lee

Afternoon, a new eatery chain, is coming soon to Fort Lee. Dubbed the “ultimate one-stop destination for what you’re craving”, they offer food from a “well-curated selection of the hottest food and beverage brands” – like a mini food hall. The different items include Korean rice dogs, mochi donuts, croissant...
Crain's New York Business

Restaurant owners fear losing $25,000 outdoor dining sheds

Now that summer is ending, the question of outdoor dining in permanent structures is top of mind for many restaurant owners in the Big Apple. More than 11,800 restaurants have taken advantage of the city’s Open Restaurants Program, offering dining on streets, sidewalks—or both—throughout the five boroughs. Earlier this year, Mayor Bill de Blasio proposed an amendment that would make the program permanent, by removing restrictions on the placement of outdoor cafes. The current Open Restaurant program expires at the end of 2022, when New York is slated to begin accepting applications for permanent structures.
Register Citizen

New Hartford couple bringing old-world Italy to Torrington's East Main Street

TORRINGTON — A former East Main Street bar is being transformed into an Italian restaurant and steakhouse by a longtime restaurateur from Brooklyn. Geppetto Osteriais expected to open by November, and will serve a variety of Italian specialties, along with 48-ounce steaks. Carlo Pulixi has worked on renovating O’Connor’s Public House at 26 E. Main St. all summer with his wife, Michelle, and son Federico, using repurposed board wood from a local vendor, installing handcrafted wooden benches and tables, building a new bar topped with glossy copper, and refurbishing a vintage wood stove.
Fast Casual

Greek from Greece opens 5th New York location

Greek from Greece (gfg) Café, an authentic Greek fast casual concept, recently opened its fifth New York location — and 27th overall — at 100 Purchase Street in Rye, according to a company press release. It's the restaurant's third location to open this year with 11 additional locations in development.

What’s happened to the lunch places in office neighborhoods?

In summer 2020, I visited the Midtown East neighborhood of Manhattan — home to many office buildings, including Marketplace’s New York bureau — to see how lunch spots were faring through shutdowns. I returned last week, after more than a year. It’s still frozen in time. When I got to...

Fort Lee Restaurant Week 2021: September 20th-October 3rd

Savour the flavour! Fort Lee Restaurant Week 2021 kicks off on September 20th! Nearly 40 Fort Lee Town Center eateries will be offering an array of exceptional offerings, including special dishes, menus, and discounts… to name a few!. Hosted by the Business District Alliance of Fort Lee (BDA), Fort Lee...

5 Latinx-owned food spots in Jersey City to visit this week

Looking to support Latinx businesses during Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month? Here are 5 spots to visit this week!. Whether it’s for a late night craving or a lunchtime treat, La Brujeria is a 24/7 taco spot that offers tamales, tacos, entomatadas, enchiladas, and even breakfast platters among other tasty menu items. They also have specially marked vegetarian options available on the menu.

Il Postino Opens Location on Manhattan's Upper East Side

It was a bit of 'buona fortuna' that seasoned restauranteur Luigi Russo settled on Manhattan's 133 E. 61st St. New York, NY as the location in which to relocate his modern Italian restaurant Il Postino. Once the long-tenured home to another acclaimed restauranteur named Luigi, Luigi Russo is honored to follow in the footsteps of Chef Luigi Nanni by offering true Italian cooking with the finest ingredients served in an elegant atmosphere.

NYC Restaurant Vaccine Card Fight Was Racially Motivated: Protesters

Protesters demonstrated outside Carmine’s restaurant in New York City on Monday night after the release of footage of a fight between a hostess and three customers. Initially, Carmine’s said the Sept. 16 rumble happened when the three women refused to show vaccination cards but later said the women did show their cards upon entry. In the video, it appears that as the three women were walking through the restaurant to join a larger party, a hostess—who was Asian—may have said something as she passed by. Whatever the hostess said, it had an effect on the three women. They stopped walking, turned around, and followed the hostess outside to the stand where they surrounded her. A scuffle broke out among the customers, employees, and other people at the restaurant. Witnesses said the incident was racially motivated, and the women said the hostess had used a racial slur when she walked past them, which they took as an assault. The three women were charged with misdemeanor assault and criminal mischief. Meanwhile, Carmine’s owner, Jeffrey Bank, said his staff acted “appropriately and professionally.” Demonstrators on Monday called for the restaurant to be canceled and for the hostess to be fired.

French cafe Maman is coming to the Jersey City waterfront

Popular New York bakery Maman is crossing the river to Jersey City. The French cafe is opening at 70 Hudson along the Jersey City waterfront. Maman, which means “mother” in French, first debuted in 2014 when husband and wife team Benjamin Sormonte and Elisa Marshall opened their first shop in SoHo. They now have nine cafes throughout the city (including two in Canada). Their latest cafe opened earlier this month at Rockefeller Center.

Pret’s new blend faces stiff taste test

LONDON, Sept 22 (Reuters Breakingviews) - Coffee chain Pret A Manger is cooking up a major post-pandemic strategy shift. Chief Executive Pano Christou hopes to double 2021 revenue over the next five years, based on his new 20 pound per month coffee subscription, home deliveries and more regional stores read more . The latter should compensate for fewer bankers chomping on almond croissants in the City of London. Yet the 100 million pound investment by majority shareholder JAB and Pret founder Sinclair Beecham is a big gamble on an untested formula.