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June 2015 Archive

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RESTAURANT NEWS

Openings

Superiority Burger, the much-buzzed-about veggie burger spot, has finally opened in the East Village. Located in the former Dirt Candy space, the restaurant also serves broccoli salad and a vegetable Sloppy Joe. Superiority Burger, 430 E. 9th St., New York, NY 10009, No phone.
 
Run by a couple who had a similar restaurant in Australia, Babu Ji serves up Indian classics and food with a few playful twists. Look for a curry leaf-laced Mumbai Burger and kulfi ice cream. Babu Ji, 175 Ave. B, New York, NY 10009, 212-951-1082.
 
The Ribbon, located on the Upper West Side, is an offshoot from the Bromberg Brothers who run the Blue Ribbon empire. The restaurant serves spit-roasted meats, burgers, salads and, on Sunday and Monday evenings, fried chicken. The Ribbon, 20 W. 72nd St., New York, NY 10023, 646-416-9080.
 
Gabriel Kreuther is in the kitchen at his eponymous restaurant near Bryant Park Gabriel Kreuther, who for many years was the top toque at The Modern, is in the kitchen at his eponymous restaurant near Bryant Park. Inspired by the chef's native Alsace, the menu includes dishes like sturgeon with sauerkraut tart. Gabriel Kreuther, 41 W. 42nd St., New York, NY 10036, 212-257-5826.
 
Setting up shop in the space that was recently occupied by The Elm comes 1970s-inflected Orleanders in Williamsburg. Neighborhood movers and shakers from Antica Pesa, Fette Sau and St. Anselm are behind the project. The menu is retro all the way with dishes like trout almandine and lobster Thermidor. Sadly, the prices aren't very seventies-esque. Oleanders, McCarren Hotel & Pool, 160 N. 12th St., Brooklyn, NY 11249, 718-218-7500.
 
Located in The Knickerbocker Hotel, St. Cloud is a drinks and small bites spot operated by chef Charlie Palmer. It’s named for a hotel once situated here in the 19th century. Expect edibles like Wagyu hot dogs. St. Cloud, The Knickerbocker Hotel, 6 Times Square, New York, NY 10036, 212-204-4984.
 
Alta Linea, "High Line" in Italian, is located at The High Line Hotel. The outdoor seasonal restaurant on the property’s terrace serves modern takes on rustic favorites such as crispy artichokes with salsa verde, grilled flatbreads, and a selection of entrées. Alta Linea, The High Line Hotel, 180 Tenth Ave., New York, NY 10011, 212-933-9735.
 
MOCU-MOCU is a restaurant, café and shop all in one specializing in traditional Japanese pancakes called okonomiyaki and obanyaki. There are also Japanese-inspired snacks on the menu, such as shishito peppers and baked sweet potato fries. MOCU-MOCU, 746 Tenth Ave., New York, NY 10019, 212-765-0197.
 
Hugo & Sons is a new Italian and French restaurant in Park Slope. Sicilian-born Andrea Taormina, formerly of Morandi and The Waverly Inn, is the chef. Around the corner from the restaurant is Hugo & Sons Pizzeria, a spot for authentic Italian pizza. Hugo & Sons, 367 Seventh Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215, 718-499-0020.
 


News Bytes
PYT Hitting NYC
PYT, the experimental Philadelphia burger joint, will set up shop in New York City. The location: the Bowery. Expect the usual deep-fried Twinkie burgers, donut cheesesteak burgers and more. PYT, 334 Bowery, New York, NY 10012, no phone.
 
Breakfast at Odeon
The Odeon, the iconic 35-year-old late-night spot in TriBeCa, has begun serving breakfast Monday to Friday. The reason? So many media companies have moved downtown that there's now a demand for a place for morning meetings. The Odeon, 145 W. Broadway, New York, NY 10013, 212-233-0507.
 
Chef Dan Kluger to Open Restaurant in Greenwich Village
Chef Dan Kluger, late of ABC Kitchen, has announced he's opening up his own spot in Greenwich Village (21 W. 8th St.). There's no name yet for the 120-seat restaurant and menu details are scant, save for the fact that Kluger will be sourcing ingredients from small local farms. Dan Kluger New Restaurant, 21 W. 8th St., New York, NY 10011, no phone.
 
Sofrito Shimmies Way Uptown
The owners of popular 10-year-old East 57th Street Puerto Rican restaurant Sofrito have moved it up the west side, to inside Riverbank State Park along the Hudson River at West 140th Street. The menu is largely the same with a few new seafood additions. Sofrito, Riverbank State Park, 679 Riverside Dr., New York, NY 10031, 212-754-5999.
 
Dominique Ansel's Soft Serve
Dominique Ansel Kitchen has begun dispensing soft serve ice cream in two flavors: burrata and gianduja, a chocolate/hazelnut spread. Dominique Ansel Kitchen, 137 Seventh Ave. S., New York, NY 10014, 212-242-5111.
 
David Chang's Chicken Sandwich Spot Opens
Chef David Chang has opened his chicken sandwich spot called Fuku, the first of what may be a chain. The eatery, possibly a pop-up for now, is located in the old Momofuku Ko space on First Avenue. Currently there's only one option on the menu: a sandwich with chicken thigh marinated in buttermilk and habanero purée. Fuku, 163 First Ave., New York, NY 10003, no phone.
 
New Restaurant for Eleven Madison Park Team
Daniel Humm and Will Guidara, the forces behind Eleven Madison Park and The NoMad, will open a third restaurant in New York City. There are no details about the spot except that it will be located at 425 Park Avenue and won't actually fire up the burners for another two or more years. Eleven Madison Park, 11 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10010, 212-889-0905.
 
Wylie Dufresne's Next Restaurant?
Don't expect another wd-50, says Wylie Dufresne. The legendary chef behind that cutting-edge (now-defunct) restaurant and also current East Village spot Alder recently said he's planning a new eatery for early 2016. The location? The Financial District. Details are scant at the moment so stay tuned.
 
Stumptown Coffee Roasters Debuts New Beverage
Stumptown Coffee Roasters, the Portland-based coffee company, introduced a new coffee drink. Cold brew tonic combines Fever-Tree tonic water, concentrated cold brew coffee, and Luxardo maraschino cherries for a refreshing summer drink. Cold brew tonic, offered at locations in the West Village and NoMad (in the Ace Hotel New York), is available until September. Stumptown Coffee Roasters, 30 W. 8th St., New York, NY 10011, 347-414-7802.
 
RedFarm’s New Cocktail Menu
RedFarm, the dim sum spot with locations in the West Village and the Upper West Side, has a new cocktail menu. Drinks include a gin-based concoction with shiso and cucumbers and another with chamomile tea-infused bourbon. RedFarm, 529 Hudson St., New York, NY 10014, 212-792-9700.
 
Dog Days in New York
NYC is one of the most unfriendly dog cities when it comes to letting canine friends accompany people to restaurants. But that may be about to change. A new law is under consideration that will allow for dogs to join at outdoor seating.
 
New Feast Fit for a Queen
Queen of the Night, the extravagant dinner theater in the Paramount Hotel, has a new menu created by Greg Lingaya. It includes roasted leg of lamb, salmon Wellington, and chicken with black truffle popovers and haricot verts with pickled shallots. Queen of the Night, Paramount Hotel, 235 W. 46th St., New York, NY 10036, 212-706-7448.
 

Chef Shuffle
Matteo Boglione will become the new chef at Le Cirque Matteo Boglione will become the new chef at Le Cirque at the end of August 2015. Boglione has worked at Le Cirque in Mumbai and Bangalore and previously had been the chef at Il Matto in TriBeCa. Le Cirque, One Beacon Court, 151 E. 58th St., New York, NY 10022, 212-644-0202.
 
Chef Floyd Cardoz will leave White Street at the end of July to eventually open an Indian restaurant in New York City, taking him back to the cuisine for which he won much acclaim (when he was at now-closed Tabla). White Street, 221 W. Broadway, New York, NY 10013, 212-944-8378.
 


Closings

Le Jardin, the longtime French bistro in the Alphabet City part of the East Village, has shut down. Le Jardin, 115 Ave. C, New York, NY 10009, no phone.
 
Louro, chef David Santos' three-year-old Portuguese restaurant in the West Village, has shut down. Louro, 142 W. 10th St., New York, NY 10014, no phone.
 

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