Daniel Boulud reportedly raced back from the Epicurious.com Entertains NYC event last week when he heard that a very recognizable Sam Sfton was at his flagship Restaurant Daniel.
Costco has struck a deal with Tyson for testing for the pathogen E. coli. Costco will start buying beef trimmings for making hamburger from Tyson, and will be allowed to test the meat before it gets mixed in with other suppliers’ meat.
BlackBook rounds up 10 Brooklyn restaurants worth waiting to get into, including Flatbush Farm in Prospect Heights, Vinegar Hill House in Dumbo, Rose Water in Park Slope, and Buttermilk Channel in Carroll Gardens.
According to the Zagat Survey, diners are eating out less frequently. 43 percent said they were more price sensitive, 41 percent said they downscaled their restaurant choices for budget reasons, and 21 percent now skip appetizers or dessert.
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Ben Leventhal and Lockhart Steele of Eater reveal their favorite hangouts. Leventhal likes to frequent Locanda Verde, the Spotted Pig, Barbuto, and “a little place [he] like[s] to call the Balth.” Steele likes to get work done at DBGB and is looking forward to Travertine opening.