In 2011, Adam Sobel's mobile vegan kitchen The Cinnamon Snail won the Maker's Mark challenge for its bourbon creme brulee doughnuts. In 2012, his seitan street food claimed the People's Taste Award, and in 2013, the Red Bank chef brought the Hero Award back to its New Jersey home after being honored ... More >>
When one restaurant's doors close, another's open in fast-paced New York City, and every Friday we'll fill you in on what opened up around town this week. This week: a former Smorgasburg bakery opens a brick and mortar in Brooklyn, Champagne and fried chicken get paired together in the Lower East Si ... More >>
If you've yet to experience the magical high-brow-low-brow match-up that is Champagne and fried chicken -- or you've only experienced it via, say, a bucket of Popeyes chicken and a bottle of Veuve that just happened to be stashed in your fridge -- you should make it a point to head into just opened ... More >>
We know summer Mondays are tough to bear, but who says the weekend is the only time you get to have fun? Here are the five best food events taking place in NYC this week -- one involves the abstract art of pretzel twisting.
Wondering what happened to chef Sara Kramer after her departure from Greenpoint's Glasserie? Or what about Shanna Pacifico, who exited the kitchen at Back Forty West a few months back? Get a glimpse of what they might have planned at City Grit (38 Prince Street, 646-580-5720) -- each chef is partici ... More >>
Prepping for St. Patrick's Day? While the city gets ready to paint the town green, there are plenty of other activities to occupy your time. From pasta specials to chef training programs, here's what's happening this week.
When we sat down with City Grit's Sarah Simmons, she divulged she had plans to move City Grit to a new space. " It's gonna be so awesome and everything we've ever wanted," she told us. "Right now, we're giving a platform to chefs for getting in front of folks, but we're gonna take that to a whole ot ... More >>
In our recent interview with City Grit's Sarah Simmons, she named Memphis restaurant Hog and Hominy as the site of the most memorable meal she's eaten: It was memorable because I had to stop eating because I was going to die. I wore my fat jeans, and I don't finish anything that I don't love. And I ... More >>
We sat down with City Grit's Sarah Simmons this week, who describes her culinary style as eclectic: Southern-inspired is a loose term for describing my food, because I also cook a lot of ethnic cuisines. I lived in Japan, so I cook a lot of Japanese food, and I use a lot of Japanese flavors. Somet ... More >>
In part one of our interview with City Grit's Sarah Simmons, the chef talked about who inspires her, divulged an underrated kitchen tool, and said she wished snarky hostesses would just go away. Here in part two, she talks about a time she ate until she was going to die, discloses what New York City ... More >>
City Grit chef-owner Sarah Simmons yells out questions about an upcoming event, looking up from her laptop in search of an answer from one of the members of her team. She's seated at a long, rickety table on one side of her basement kitchen, and every once in a while, she'll call out to Matt Jenning ... More >>
Culinary salon and supper club City Grit continues this week with dinners by chef Sarah Simmons. But for those who can't make it, she has shared with us her recipe for brown butter financiers. 1/2 cup butter, unsalted 1 1/3 cup confectioner's sugar 1/2 cup almond flour 1/3 cup cake flour 1/2 tea ... More >>