New York Restaurants - Restaurant News
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The nominees for this year’s James Beard Foundation Awards are out, and New York City’s best chef nominees include Michael Anthony (Gramercy Tavern), Terrance Brennan (Picholine), Wylie Dufresne (wd-50), Gabrielle Hamilton (Prune) and Gabriel Kreuther (The Modern).
Dave Pasternack of Esca will be preparing seafood sandwiches and more at the Mets' new stadium, Citi Field. Look for lobster rolls, crab fries and fried calamari at his food stand named “Catch of the Day.” Esca, 402 W. 43rd St., New York, NY 10036, 212-564-7272.
Katie Lee Joel, winner of last year’s burger bash at the South Beach Food & Wine Festival, plans to open a patty palace of her own later this year. The name? Logan County, named after the area in West Virginia from whence she hails.
In a nod to the economic climate, Per Se is offering an a la carte menu in the salon section and bar area of the restaurant. So, now you can sample a bite-size sample of the Per Se experience for as little as $28 for some white polenta agnolotti. Per Se, Time Warner Center, 10 Columbus Cir., New York, NY 10019, 212-823-9335.
Coney Island pizza institution Totonno's will be closed for the next few months after a fire ravaged their interior over the weekend. Among the items lost: the pizzeria's brick oven, though the owners says they "rebuild it every few years anyway."
It’s the 50th Anniversary of The Four Seasons Restaurant this June. Check back soon for news on a gala event to celebrate the date, but in the meantime, the restaurant is polishing the silverware extra hard. The Four Seasons Restaurant, 99 E. 52nd St., New York, NY 10022, 212-754-9494.
Lupa has introduced Roma Mezzanotte, a new late-night menu that is available Sunday through Thursday after 10:30 p.m. (seating is available until midnight). For $26 per person, the three-course prix-fixe menu includes an antipasto, pasta, dessert and a glass of wine. Main course options include spaghetti alla carbonara and tagliatelle with pork ragù. For more information, please call 212-982-5089. Lupa, 170 Thompson St., New York, NY 10012, 212-982-5089.
The Tasting Room's former Elizabeth street location will return to the active rotation in the form of a new brunch spot called Josephine's. It's slated to open this May. Josephine's, 264 Elizabeth St., New York, NY 10012, no phone available yet.
Nouveau automat Bamn may be in it's death throes, but its rumored replacement has banh mi fans salivating. If the pink burger joint bites the dust, none other than Baoguette, Michael Hyunh's Vietnamese sandwich spot, will take its place. Baoguette, 61 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10010, 212-518-4089.
Rumor has it that Michael Psilakis of Anthos (and others) will be working with the Viceroy when that hotel chain opens a branch in New York City next year. For the time being, Psilakis is designing the food program for their recently opened property in Miami. Anthos, 36 W. 52nd St., New York, NY 10019, 212-582-6900.
Water Taxi Beach is planning to open a location on Governor's Island this summer. In addition to burgers and beers, the location will boast volleyball courts and a stage for concerts. Look for it at the beginning of May.
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