From our old spot at Cooper Square, we could see it, looming green and white and weirdly shiny, like an enormous toilet with corndogs swirling inside it: the 7-Eleven, which touched down on St. Marks Place in April 2012 to general dismay and a little window-smashin'. Now that 7-Eleven has disappeare ... More >>
The owners of Lotus of Siam will open the New York branch of the restaurant with about a third of the 150-dish menu the Las Vegas original has. [NY Times] A Zagat survey shows that 68 percent of diners want local, organic, or sustainable food; 85 percent believe taking photos of food is OK; ... More >>
Today, in News of the Wrong: having discovered that food trucks are inexpensive to operate and a boon for brand promotion, chain restaurants have started commandeering vehicles for their own nefarious purposes. The Wall Street Journal reports today that companies across the country are hittin ... More >>
Sixth Avenue pizza parlor, West Village -- A. Shouldn't the statue be wearing gloves? In the nearly three months since the letter-grading system of the city's Department of Health (DOH) went into effect, letter grades have been gradually appearing in restaurant windows, but in most neighborh ... More >>
Simply Peeled gears up for frozen treat war.It may look like Pinkberry, but Fruizo is something altogether new. It's a non-dairy frozen soft-serve fruit treat made by Simply Peeled, a new store opening at 1371 Third Avenue at the corner of 78th Street. Made solely of filtered water, fruit, an ... More >>
Tasti D-morning.Nation's Restaurant News is reporting that Tasti D-Lite is the latest chain to get in on the breakfast boom. Apparently, it's low-cal synthetic ice cream alternative is the perfect base for parfaits, which it has already started rolling out, alongside fresh-baked goods, hot gr ... More >>
New York's week long gathering of techies and cyberlebrities known as Internet Week had its biggest event this past Tuesday, NY Tech Meetup, with over 800 attendees. The event allowed eight people to demo their fresh tech product to the tech community, and while a few of them were a little ov ... More >>
Are lard, eggs, and fish tacos the new health foods?