New Yorkers Demand More Local Sourcing

New Yorkers Demand More Local Sourcing

The summer of 2016 promises to be a delicious one for New York City, with a focus on local sourcing and transparency.

As the demand for transparency of the food supply chain continues and more consumers become aware of what their food contains and where it is coming from, sourcing is becoming more and more important.

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Recent Trends in NYC's Culinary Scene

What is going on in New York City's vibrant culinary scene? As always, quite a bit!

Some highlights of these culinary trends are menus expanding with more seasonal vegetable side dishes and mini-menus, also known as small plates seem to be appearing on menus all over the city. There are some new ingredients showing up in NYC's dining scene, including dashi, cooking stock used in Japanese cuisines, and cauliflower. As for ingredients being used in beverages–cynar, an Italian bitter liqueur and Ancho Reyes, a Mexican chile liqueur are making more appearances recently. Read More 

The Museum of Food and Drink Enters with a Bang

Photo Credit: The Village Voice

Photo Credit: The Village Voice

In this blog post, we told you about the Kickstarter campaign for The Museum of Food and Drink, or MOFAD, for short. After successfully meeting its goal, the Museum officially opened this Saturday, but not before making a grand entrance.

New Yorkers were in for a treat when a mysterious U-Haul made of glass that carried chefs dressed in formal wear appeared, clogging the intersection at Union and Bond. They stirred up the scene with a loud noise while screaming “Fire in the hole!” before disappearing (with the truck) in a fog of white smoke.

The contraption was an old puffing gun, used to make cereals like Kix, a tool that just so happens to be one of the Museum's exhibits. Crowds were wowed as the puffing gun went off and produced mounds of puffed cereal, which they later enjoyed at an exclusive Museum party.

The party, filled with celebrity chefs, took place at the Green Building, and included a Cap’n Crunch Cake by momofuku's Milk Bar and dinner from Ma PecheRead More

New Meatball Shop Features Lunch, Brunch, and Everything Holy

Photo Credit: Grub Street

Photo Credit: Grub Street

Good news, Upper East Siders:

Michael Chernow and Daniel Holzman's beloved Meatball Shop has recently opened its fifth location at 1462 Second Ave, between 76th and 77th. 

The new digs holds 116 seats and a 40-seat back room option for private parties, making this location their biggest one yet.  

But wait, there's more... 

This particular Meatball Shop will offer weekend brunch (our favorite), with a menu including Balls Benedict, two poached eggs, bacon, your choice of meatballs, and hollandaise on a brioche bun. And, of course, what's a brunch without cocktails? Luckily, there's a beverage program for that: 40-ounce cocktail pitchers are in the line-up.

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New York's Best Butchers

Photo Credit: Gothamist

Photo Credit: Gothamist

Neighborhood butchers used to be a staple of New York City. Now they're few and far between. Hopefully with the new farm-to-table movement sweeping the city, we'll see a resurgence of the old-time neighborhood butcher shop. Until then, we know of quite a few that are keeping the tradition alive. You can check out the full list here. If there are any that we missed be sure to tell us in the comments below.