Tag: Restaurants

Chinese Roast Duck, but Make It Turkey

The three days leading up to Thanksgiving are manic at Kau Kau BBQ Market & Restaurant, a mainstay in Seattle’s Chinatown that specializes in Chinese barbecue. At least two extra cooks are brought on to help clean, brine, dry, baste and roast holiday turkeys 24 hours a day in the kitchen’s already packed ovens: crisp-skinned, […]

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How Republicans Are Losing the Suburbs

Weather: Mix of sun and clouds, breezy and cold. The temperature, below freezing in the morning, will climb into the mid-40s by early afternoon. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Nov. 28 (Thanksgiving). ImageCredit…Patrick Semansky/Associated Press Representative Peter King, a Long Island Republican, announced this week that he would retire, ending his 28-year career in Congress. […]

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I’ll Have What She’s Having

AT NEW YORK’S Niche Niche, an American restaurant that opened in SoHo in March, 40 dinner guests arrive all at once, at 6 p.m., and are escorted from the entryway to their preassigned seats in a dining room that looks more like a living room, with stuffed chairs and velvet pillows. Fifteen minutes later, the […]

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As Push for Higher Minimum Wages Grows, New York Offers a Test Case

RIPLEY, N.Y. — Meeder’s, a cozy diner nestled in New York’s southwest corner, has seen its labor bill skyrocket in recent years amid steady increases in the state’s minimum wage. To cover the costs, its owners have lifted menu prices and bought new equipment, including a mixer that allows them to churn out their 26 […]

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Llama San Is Not a Typical Postcard From Peru

Erik Ramirez isn’t playing with the usual set of flavors at his new restaurant, Llama San. He isn’t putting them together in the usual ways, either. The starting point of his menu is Nikkei cuisine, the hybrid style forged by Japanese cooks living in Peru, but Mr. Ramirez hasn’t let himself get tied down by […]

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Gulf Oysters Are Dying, Putting a Southern Tradition at Risk

NEW ORLEANS — For decades, customers who visited the P & J Oyster Company’s headquarters in the French Quarter on the day before Thanksgiving were greeted by a sampling of what the holiday would bring: baked oysters, oyster dressing, oyster soup, oysters Rockefeller. “There are so many things you can make with our oysters,” said […]

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The Zagat Guide Is Back in Print

It’s been three years, but that familiar maroon book is back. The 2020 Zagat survey of New York City restaurants will go on sale on Tuesday. The new 352-page book retains the same cover and pocket-size dimensions of the original. The three most popular restaurants — that is, the places the surveyors named their favorites: […]

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Buffalo Wild Wings Worker Dies and 10 Go to Hospital After Chemical Incident

One Buffalo Wild Wings employee died and 10 workers and patrons were sickened after being exposed to a cleaning agent at a Massachusetts location on Thursday evening, the authorities said. The fire department in Burlington, about 12 miles northwest of Boston, responded to calls at the restaurant and found a man outside being treated by […]

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Man Is Fatally Stabbed Over Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

The authorities are searching for an unidentified man who they say fatally stabbed another man in an altercation while waiting for the new Popeyes chicken sandwich in Maryland on Monday night. The police are also searching for a woman who is wanted for questioning. Kevin Tyrell Davis, 28, who had cut a line designated specifically […]

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Popeyes Sandwich Strikes a Chord for African-Americans

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The videos of mind-numbing first bites and long lines, the celebratory memes and fawning reviews: The return of the Popeyes chicken sandwich on Sunday has met with the same social-media frenzy that first greeted it last summer. But embedded in many of the catchy memes and witty messages is not just […]

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A Pastry Chef’s Book, and Life, Start Again

SOUTHOLD, N.Y. — “I think I finally have the proportions right,” said Claudia Fleming, the pastry chef, narrowing her eyes at the chocolate caramel tart perched on her palm. She was standing in the kitchen of her Long Island restaurant, the North Fork Table. It was an absurd statement. Ms. Fleming, 60, has been making […]

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‘Rice Is Culture’ at FieldTrip in Harlem

Now that fast-casual restaurants have so efficiently tentacled their way into New York’s collective eating habits, bowls have become the chosen canvas for chefs and venture capitalists alike. In central Harlem, a new bowl has emerged at the hands of the chef JJ Johnson, who made his name in this same neighborhood, at the Cecil […]

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How to Explore One of Sweden’s Most Peaceful Nature Reserves

Sweden’s bucolic Varmland province runs from the heart of the country, at its eastern perimeter, out to the border of neighboring Norway, and it is known for its striking landscapes. In its center lies Glaskogennature reserve, more than 65,000 acres of hilly terrain dominated by towering pine trees and speckled with 80-some different lakes. The […]

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Pour at Your Own Risk: America Warms to a Spill-Prone Wine Jug

All along the counter at Bar Celona, in Mercado Little Spain at Hudson Yards in New York, patrons were holding glass watering cans above their heads. And what they were watering was themselves. “I spilled a little, but not much,” said Amanda Horwitz. “I spilled a lot,” her friend Tara Knapp added, laughing. “I think […]

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Buffalo Wild Wings Managers Fired After Reportedly Asking Black Diners to Move

Two managers of a Buffalo Wild Wings in Illinois have been fired after a patron said they asked her group, which included black diners, to move because another customer in the restaurant was racist. A service manager and shift manager at the restaurant in Naperville, about 30 miles west of Chicago, were terminated after the […]

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A Celebrity Sommelier Is Accused of Sexual Assault

On Sept. 10, Wine & Spirits magazine posted an image of its October cover on Instagram. Behind the bold type — “BEST NEW SOMMS” — was the smiling face of Anthony Cailan, a sommelier named by his peers as a future leader of the $300 billion global wine business. Mr. Cailan’s coronation was unsurprising to […]

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After Rehab and Loss, a Restaurant Leader Helps His Colleagues

This article is part of a series on Visionaries. The New York Times selected people from all over the world who are pushing the boundaries of their fields, from science and technology to culture and sports. Steve Palmer has opened dozens of restaurants over the course of his career. He knows how to coax the […]

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New York City Council Calls for Grubhub to Refund Restaurants

The food-delivery giant Grubhub is having a difficult week: disappointing quarterly earnings, a declining share price, even talk of growing skepticism among investors about the broader food delivery market. Now the company also faces an angry New York City Council. On Wednesday, more than 30 members of the Council sent a letter to Grubhub’s chief […]

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