Sunday, August 21, 2011

Flava Buzz

Flava Buzz

Bare Bread is an Astoria-based, grass fed burger chain, now serving up deliciousness in Park Slope. It's an Eco friendly establishment with reclaimed- aluminum ceilings, bamboo flooring and chairs fashioned from recycled Coca-cola bottles.
170 Seventh Ave @ 1st St. Park Slope, Brooklyn 718.768.2273

A 25- seat Coffeeshop with free wifi is now open in Greenwich Village. They will be serving Ceci-Cela pastries, sandwiches and Red Mango frozen yogurt.
824 Broadway @ 12th St. 212.432.5550

The Cannibal is a retail shop that moonlights as a cafe-bar. It was named after a Belgian riding legend. It will have bicycle gear, show the Tour de France on TV, and offer a compression pomp out front. During the day, shoppers can pick up beer, sandwiches and house-made blood sausages. At night diners can indulge in small plates such as slow-roasted pig's head pork grinds and a Cannibal hot dog. They have 350 beer selections.
113 E. 29th st. between Park and Lexington Aves 212.686.5480

A 2,200-square-foot bar is now open in Murray Hill. Sports fans can catch theme on one of 24 TVs. Drinkers can choose from 22 drafts, 46 whiskeys and cocktails. To eat, find a menu of upscale bar food: maple-bourbon BBQ wings, Brooklyn-Lager-braised chicken and ale-battered cod sliders on brioche.
206 E. 34th St. between 2/3rd ave 212.545.9912
Masak is a Chinese-Malay-Indian mash-up cuisine, East Village restaurant. Tamarind-braised pork leg and grilled whole fish stuffed with sambal is an example of the dishes. They have an enticing cocktail menu, which includes quaffs like the Lemongrass Collins.

At Zito's Sandwich Shoppe you can make your own sub or choose one of the specialities, including chicken Parm, braised roast beef with marinated mushrooms and house-made mozzarella, and an eight-hour slow-cooked pork bracciole with provolone. They also have 7 taps that dispense local beers.
300 Seventh Ave between 7/8 sts, Park Slope, Brooklyn 718.499.2800
Veloce Pizzeria will be reopening in Midtown sometime in 2012.

The Cardinal will serve Southern BBQ in East Village. They will be serving up saucy renditions of Memphis ribs, Carolina pig, and Texas brisket.
234 E. 4th St. 
Frankie's 570 Spuntino is now open we think. The owners are very secretive about the opening.

Dog Food cart, "Biscuit Bike", is roaming the streets of NYC  They have a complete dog friendly menu. Discos, "pupcakes," vegan treats and ice cream are a few of their items. 

Pet-food brand Fresh Pet has a food truck with free samples and water bowls just for dogs. They have been roaming the UWS.

West Coast-based taco chain Wahoo's Fish Taco will open it's first East Coast location in Kips Bay in the fall.

Del Frisco's Grille is now open in Rock Center, offering wood-oven baked flat breads, salads, and sandwiches.

Beer Table Pantry is now open in Grand Central.The have local and imported beers.

New burger food truck called Wall St Burgers is on the prowl in midtown.

Food Report

Kim Kardashian's wedding cake is from Hansen's and it costs $20k.

Diet Coke has redesigned the can for the fall. 

62 percent of Manhattan food stores have been overcharging customers. Consumer Affairs is proposing that supermarkets have to pay customers ten times the price for any overcharging.

A 32-year-old single mother is aiming to become the fattest woman in the world. She is currently 728 pds and she needs to double her weight to reach her goal.

Burger King is getting rid of the weird king mascot and going for a guacamole-topped "California Whopper."

Pur Pac Chinese-food company in located, will have to pay employees who sued over wage violations nearly half a million dollars.

Ethiopia is the latest African country with a growing number of hungry people due to a worsening drought. 

All 6 strains of E. coli, are soon to be illegal,according to, Food Safety News.

Is Cerveceria 100 Montaditos the next sandwich chain?

A class action suit has been filed against Olive Garden for Hepatitis A. 

Panda Express food chain is being sued by Fed for the mistreating Latino employees.

Chipotles pinto beans are not vegan.

Study finds that drinking moderately can help Dementia. Moderate drinking is one glass per day for women and 2 glasses for men.

A bar in Dorchester, Mass faces a lawsuit that claims they refused to serve minorities.


4th Annual Wing Eating Contest
12 competitors will have 10 minutes to eat as many wings as possible.
The Habitat Aug 30 10pm 988 Manhattan Ave 

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Source: Timeout NY, Grub Street, Midtown Lunch, Huffington post.


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