Lauren ShockeyMeat and two sidesMichael Huynh has never met a pun with the word "bao" he didn't love (think Baoguette, and the shuttered Baotique and Baorrito). So, it was only a matter of time until he opened BaoBQ (229 First Avenue, 212-475-7011), a new spot in the East Village serving, nat ... More >>
MetromixNo Asian fusion for now... The opening of Michael Huynh's new Vietnamese-Cuban-Mexican joint, Chinito, has run into some delays and still isn't open yet, despite previous reports. So when will it open? "I don't know..." we were told when we stopped by to check out the new space. F ... More >>
Photo courtesy of Bia GardenMichael HuynhTomorrow, Michael Hyunh will enter the Asian taco fray with Chinito, a Vietnamese-Cuban restaurant located in his Huynh's old Bia Garden space at 154 Orchard Street.
The original 'inoteca on Rivington Street.Along with cupcake bakeries and Michael Huynh, we can now add the Denton brothers to the list of the expansion-minded: in a conversation with Eater, Jason Denton made public his plans to open broaden the 'inoteca empire he owns with his brother.
We test out the snack shacks
Sarah DiGregorioDo not mess with Michael Huynh, or his banh mi.Almost a year ago to the day, Brooklyn offered us a banh mi feud between Hanco and Henry's, the latter of which was opened by a former employee of Hanco's and served a shamelessly identical menu. And now this August has given us ... More >>
It is Friday afternoon. And thus time for a look back at the best posts of the past week: Tabla's Floyd Cardoz talked about misconceptions about Indian food, the state of Indian restaurants in America, and culture shock in the kitchen. We ranked Our 10 Most Overrated Restaurants. Anita Lo's Annis ... More >>
Tasty ChompsEddie Huang lifts the lid on some steamed pork belly.In the scant few months since he opened Baohaus on Rivington Street, Eddie Huang has established himself as (a) one of the city's most gifted purveyors of Taiwanese gua bao (steamed buns) and (b) one of the most outspoken member ... More >>
Restaurants, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and taking their leaves this week. It might be curtains for Great Wall on Henry Street, which has been shuttered by the DoH for a total of 58 violations, including evidence of roaches and inadequate staff hygiene. [Brooklyn Heig ... More >>
Char kway teow with radish cakesYes, the pictures we showed you yesterday were of dishes at OBao, Michael Huynh's Midtown eatery. We liked the chewy, radish-cake version of char kway teow, shown above, but hated the flavorless, watery curry laksa noodle soup. Congratulations to commenter Kim ... More >>
Jade Terrace, the rooftop bar at China Club, has filed for Chapter 11 following China Club filing last month. The owners blame the economy for its demise. [Crain's] The team behind Lokal in Greenpoint will soon open a Mexican place at 52 Nassau Avenue. Expect tacos, burritos, and quesadillas ... More >>
Kuni Takahashi for The New York Timessabudana vada The New York Times' Travel section outdid itself on iinteresting food coverage in this weekend's Asia Pacific issue.
Michael Huynh: Where he'll stop, nobody knows.Say what you like about Michael Huynh, but there's never a dull moment. Fork in the Road checked in with him to learn more about the gourmet grocery he was reportedly planning to open next door to his new Baoguette & Thao's Noodles on Third Avenue ... More >>
Following its fancy food truck promotion earlier this month, NBC has launched Feast, a food blog that collects New York-related food news from across the Web. It also features the fiendishly complicated-looking Feast Rank, a constantly updated restaurant scoring system. The blog also brings ... More >>
Forbes TravelerThe Doughnut Plant's delectables will soon be available in Chelsea.Yes, the rumors are true: the Doughnut Plant is opening its second New York location in the Chelsea Hotel.
Saltie turned out some spectacular sandwiches in 2009. But did it make our top 10? During the past couple of weeks, food publications have thrown our year's-end lists like so many cords of wood onto the fire. Now, it's our turn. We've decided to end the year with a shout-out to the 10 ... More >>
The Rockaway Lobster House in Jamaica Bay, which featured arguably the best views of the bay, has closed and is for sale. The space is now owned by the Wharf, a bar and grill hidden behind a gas station. [Grub Street] DUB Pies, the Australian pie joint in Red Hook, is shuttering its Columbia Street ... More >>
Mikey's before its paint dried Mikey's, Michael Huynh's 124th restaurant to open this year, is gearing up to bring Asian-inflected burgers to the former Rush Hour space on Ludlow Street sometime next week. In advance of the opening, they'll be holding a free burger giveaway tomorrow at midnig ... More >>
This week in the Voice, Our Man Sietsema is Brooklyn-bound for The Vanderbilt, where "partners Saul Bolton and Ben Daitz pride themselves on their homemade sausages"; while Sarah DiGregorio bellies up to a couple different bars in search of the perfect martini. Sam Sifton offers up a two-fer this w ... More >>
The paint is literally almost dry on Mikey's Burger, Michael Huynh's 148th restaurant to open in the city this year. Located in the former Rush Hour space at 135 Ludlow Street, it promises burgers with Asian accents and, if this photo is anything to go by, ambiance steeped in pre-fabricated ... More >>
Vietnamese chicken salad with cabbage slaw and peanuts Michael Huynh has always had a knack for flavor: His dishes tend to show an appetizing and skillful balance between hot, salty, sweet, and bitter, and he's good at deploying light, zesty flavorings with ultra-rich meats. Although some mig ... More >>
Susur Lee, the Canadian chef who made his New York debut with Shang in the Thompson LES Hotel, celebrated the restaurant's first birthday last night with an A-list guest list of chefs, food media, and attractive scenesters. Lee welcomed guests with a toast to his restaurant, despite the "diff ... More >>
After having its opening delayed for the past couple of weeks, Michael Huynh's latest project, O Bao, takes its, er, bow tonight. The pan-Asian barbecue and noodle bar will open for dinner, ox tail pho, sugar cane skewers, pad see iew, and all. O Bao 222 East 53rd Street (between Second and Third A ... More >>
Pichet OngPichet Ong at the soon-to-open Spot. Although Batch may have closed in March, Pichet Ong has been busier than ever these past few months. In addition to opening Spot, his Asian dessert bar with the owners of Michael Huynh's OBAO, next Tuesday, the 17th, the pastry chef plans to re-o ... More >>
snackish.comAlmost two months ago, Dessert Truck owner Jermone Chang told FiTR that he was looking for a brick-and-mortar home for his mobile business, which had been shut down thanks to city permitting issues. Now it looks like that home will be at 6 Clinton Street, in the space that was sup ... More >>
Steven Richter/Insatiablecritic.comThe unstoppable Michael HuynhAlthough it was reported earlier that the Dessert Truck would be taking over Michael 'Bao' Huynh's B Clinton space for its own storefront, Huynh tells FiTR that that's not the case. "They're moving in next door, to that Japanese ... More >>
Michael Huynh isn't the only one with expansion on the brain. Eater announced earlier today that in addition to its redesign, it's launching Eater National and and the Eater Jobs Marketplace. And speaking of unemployment, it's also offering smaller food blogs $25 to cease and desist. You know ... More >>
Add more Baja Fresh to the myriad of September restaurant openings: According to Midtown Lunch, the "Fresh Mexican Grill" chain will open their store at Broadway and 41st Street in mid-September. And due to "popular demand," they'll add the Nacho Burrito and Queso Fundido to the menu. Between ... More >>
The wait is no more: A rep for Michael Huynh's Bia Garden confirms it will indeed open tonight at 6 p.m. A roster of Asian beers will be available by the six-pack, dozen, and case. Click through for a look at the menu, which, in addition to the expected roster of Vietnamese bar food, contains less t ... More >>
Though he told us that it would open on August 14, Michael Huynh's Bia Garden has, despite further false predictions, remained behind lock and key. But the wait may be over: According to a rep, Bia Garden will open this Friday with a "slightly limited menu but full beer availability." So go on and b ... More >>
A new Vietnamese spot on the Upper West Side showcases Michael Huynh's cooking