New Restaurant In New York From Famous Chef Anne Burrell
New Yorkers love to eat. From pizza to Chinese food to Indian takeout, they know food and they love those who adore it as much as they do. So it comes as no surprise that this city has continued to attract world class chefs determined to make their mark here. Now, another chef has decided to make this city her own. Anne Burrell is known for many things. As one of Food Network’s rising stars, she’s been involved in many food battles online. She’s also hosted her own Food iNetwork show where she took some America’s worst cooks and taught them how to create gourmet meals. Her other ventures include a series of well received cookbooks.
A Brooklyn Location
While all of New York is a foodie haven, in recent years a vibrant food community has developed in Brooklyn. Anne Burrell has decided to make Smith Street on Brooklyn the home of her new restaurant. Called Phil and Anne’s Good Time Lounge, the restaurant is a partnership between her and indie food voice Phil Casaceli. The two have a point of view that is very much about bringing delicious food with unique dishes to the world. She’s a creative force who likes to play around with classic Italian favorites that she grew up with and make them more about modern, cleaner tastes.
An Innovative Menu
The thirteen hundred square food space offers a lot of space to experiment and plenty of room for guests to relax and explore the entire world of food. Diners can choose from varied kinds of menu items that range from snacks to more filling dishes. Choices like roasted baby beet and carrot salad are all about keeping as healthy as possible while not letting go of flavor. For those with heartier appetites items like meatballs with ricotta and diced dill pickles or a seared cod with clams and shrimp help people fill up on a cold winter day.
The Japanese have developed an entirely unique cuisine. With a focus on fresh fish and bright colors, people all over the world have come to love what it offers. New Yorkers are no exception. As in so many other world class cities, New Yorkers adore this varied style of preparing food. Today, diners can pick from all kinds of Japanese restaurants in New York from small sushi joints to places that serve intense and upscale plates. A style of Japanese food known as omakase has become particularly popular. From a Japanese phrase that means allowing the chef to choose the meal, this kind of Japanese dining is all about the use of quality ingredients and letting a chef use their skills to create something that entirely special. Several Japanese omakase restaurants have opened up in New York City, much to the delight of residents pleased at the chance to enjoy a style that can be hard to find outside of Japan.
The New Restaurant
Residents of the Upper East Side can head to 74th street to try omakase at Sushi Ishikawa. This new venture offers quality at a reduced price. This way, many diners can sample one of the most luxurious styles of Japanese food. There are twenty-three seats so there’s expected to be enough room for everyone who wants to be here without a wait. The chef plans to offer two menus for diners to pick from. Each diner can expect to enjoy a wide variety of fish and seafood as well as other kinds of Japanese ingredients all via the guidance of a skilled chef who cares about creating a truly memorable meal each night. A typical meal may start with mushroom soup topped with abalone and then include other, very special ingredients such as hairy crab, Japanese grunt and octopus. Special emphasis is placed on the use of accompaniments such as bonito flakes and a salt that is mixed with green tea.
New Yorkers, like everyone else, love Chinese food. Chinese food is often made from fresh ingredients and full of flavors like soy sauce, ginger and garlic that are commonly used in many cultures. Many New Yorkers are familiar with the varied elements of Chinese culture. A new restaurant concept seeks to translate their familiar flavors into the fast casual concept. Like other fast casual restaurants, this one will offer the chance to customize a meal from all kinds of specific components to creates something that is entirely unique for each diner. Junzi Kitchen is slated to open near Columbia University on June 21st. The first Junzi Kitchen began in 2015 as a way to turn around the standard Chinese restaurant in America into something that is hopefully more modern, faster and ideally easier for the average American to navigate on their lunch hour with friends.
Their First New York Location
This new restaurant will have seating for thirty-five in an eight hundred foot square space. Diners can come here from 11 in the morning to 10 at night to create their own special plate. They are allowed to pick out a base such as noodles. After that, it’s on to their choice of toppings and protein. They can pick from varied kinds of meats depending on what they want on any given day. Additional choices include vegetables that have been quickly fried and a choice of varied kinds of sauces. A diner might decide to go for wide knife noodles. Then they could add in meat options that include chicken and pork. Vegetarians can pick from mushrooms and tofu. Garnishes include scallions and bean threads while roasted sesame and sweet soy as well as tomato egg and called jaja. Each location has something special that is designed to cater to specific tastes that may be more locally common. The New York space will offer choices like shrimp salt with a tang and chive ash.
New Yorkers love cheese. Each year, they consume many pounds of this dairy foodstuff. One of the best things about living in New York is often the chance to try a new kind of cheese. Cheese delights the the taste buds with flavors that have many notes and lots varied texture. One restaurant understands just how much New Yorkers love cheese and wants to offer them yet another choice. That place is Blue Hill. Located just outside of New York City, Blue Hill has been popular with critics and those who appreciate fine foods that are locally sourced and turned into gourmet meals. While New Yorkers have to leave the city in order to dine at Blue Hill, they can now enjoy the cheese made here right in Manhattan. Their Bone Char Pearl cheese is being sold by an Essex Street cheese monger. Saxelby Cheese Mongers will now sell the cheese at sixteen dollars a pound for all who appreciate cheese that is made with incredible care.
A Very Special Product
Made from a combination of goat and cow’s milk, the new Bone Char is coated in a light ash that is a special technique that has been developed at Blue Hill. Then, the cheese is aged for three weeks in accordance with a method that has been used for centuries to produce a superior product. The aim of Blue Hill is not waste anything that might be useful. Each slice of this cheese has been to create something that is all about the earth and all about being in touch with it. New Yorkers can head down to Delancey Street to try this new product. No need to hope it will be on the menu when at Blue Hill. The cheese stores easily and works with a wide variety of flavors. Pair it with other kinds of cheese here or try it with a drink of wine and some local chocolates.
Ramen noodles have become one of the hottest food items in recent years. This former dried kitchen staple has gone upscale. No longer the plain, easy to cook snack so beloved of late nigh workers everywhere, the new ramen is all about freshness and flavor. New Yorkers everywhere are about to get a taste of ramen many people have not tried before unless they’ve been to New York. In the last few years, many places have opened up where diners can slurp to their heart’s content. Those places have been content to serve up a dense style of ramen laced with pork flavor with a creamy mouth feel. While this style of ramen is highly popular both in Japan and the United States, it’s not the only kind of ramen available. For those in search of other kinds of authentic ramen that has more variety, one restaurant has an idea it knows that New Yorkers will love. The Japanese have developed many styles of ramen they want to share with this city.
E.A.K Is Opening
Downtown New York will be the site of a new restaurant called E.A.K. They specialize in a style known as Yokohama’s iekei ramen. Yokohama is one of the largest cities in Japan and one known for good eats. Their plan is to offer ramen that has thicker noodles and a broth with many flavor notes including clear broth with lots of umami. The new restaurant also plans to serve many other kinds of ramen including a variety known as the zebra with lots of butter and hints of garlic in the broth. There’s also plans to serve a ramen choice that combines ground chicken with a miso that has lots of spice. Vegetarians can find a ramen to their taste. In addition, there’s also lots of appetizers for those diners who are not content with just soup or have a crowd of people and want to share dishes.
The Iberian peninsula is home to both Spain and Portugal. Each country has a magnificently diverse cuisine with lots of emphasis on fresh seafood and the use of subtle and elegant spices. The unique cuisine is not only popular locally. It’s also a cuisine that exports well. New Yorkers are about to get their own taste of this part of the world right on the Lower East Side. Nialls Fallon loves the food of this region. He has teamed up with his chef and partner Nick Perkins for a new venture. They have dubbed the restaurant Cervo, a Portuguese word that means stag and symbolized their quick thinking and plans to move forward. The new restaurant is one with an innovative menu that is all about using fresh ingredients both from the land and the sea. Their emphasis is also about bringing out flavor from olive oil and seafood along with vegetables with a crisp snap.
Lots Of Flavors
Portuguese and Spanish foods often focus on ingredients that are not always familiar to many Americans like sardines and bottaga. The partners at Cervo know that sophisticated New Yorkers will appreciate their determination not to sacrifice authenticity while providing a menu with lots of modern twists. Here, diners can share items like grilled whole fish that has been cooked Portuguese style and flavored with olive oils. They can also try other kinds of dishes that also draw on Mediterranean flavors and easy access to varied seafood. Fat, thick prawns, for example, are flavored with oranges and then topped with sweet chile. Olives make an excellent appetizer when spiked with paprika oil. Main courses include dishes such as squid, mussels and octopus paired with broad beans and grilled mackerel that is topped with green salsa and then served with potatoes. Classic Portuguese wines are offered by the glass along with standard desserts such as flan that are an integral part of the area’s regional cuisine.
Since opening in 2014, Emily has become a Brooklyn favorite. This Clinton Hill based pizzeria serve a happy client base on Fulton Street. As pizza experts, the founders know what people want from this old favorite. The owners have played with existing favorites and thought about ways to create something that is entirely new and different. Those who love modern ideas about pizza have always been able to come here and explore new toppings like banana pizza and pizza with the ranch dressing that is popular in cities like Detroit. Emily and Matt Hyland serve square slices baked quickly on metal sheet pans to help make the crust even crispier. While they’ve been working in the small spaces of their Clinton Hill location, the two are excited to expand into a new space in Manhattan that promises to give them even more time to create pizzas that are full of flavor.
A West Village Location
Their new location is the West Village. Here, foodies from the local area as well many of the millions of people who visit New York City each day can come and try their take on pizza. The new menu draws on items they have been serving in their current location as well as another location in Williamsburg. Guests can try the Buffalo chicken pizza with a hot sauce that the Hylands have been working on for many years. The pizza, with it’s smoked chicken, is a huge favorite of their customers in Brooklyn. They also have other menu items that they know their guests will enjoy as much their take on pizza.
All Kinds of Menu Items
At the new location, called Emily, it’s also possible to order burgers and onion rings. Large burgers are available made with meat like lamb that is topped with innovative items like green papaya. There’s also the highly popular Emily Burger, a huge burger that is ideal for people looking for something hearty.
Each month in NYC, you’ll find several new dishes and drinks to enjoy. There are also several food-themed events in the area, so it’s impossible to see and do everything in a month’s time. Grubstreet begins each month with a collection of entrees, beverages and events that you should add to your agenda. Here are some suggestions for the month of April.
Enjoy Chocolate Doughnuts
One of the best places to get doughnuts in New York is Dough. The Flatiron location has embraced chocolate, and offers a doughnut covered in sweet goodness that you won’t soon forget. Fany Gerson, the co-owner of Dough has presented a roster that has 15 new flavors that all include Belgian chocolate from award-winning Callebaut. Flavors include salted banana caramel, caramelized white espresso and cocoa nib and vanilla custard with hot fudge glaze.
Get Breakfast a Harlem Bagel Shop
Uptown doesn’t have many places to get great bagels, but NYC is seeing a resurgence of bagel shops that you’ll want to try. Bo’s Bagels opened on East 116th Street recently, and the small 19-seat eatery offers bagels for $1.25 (or $15 for a baker’s dozen). You can choose from black Russian bagels, traditional salted bagels or pumpernickel everything. There are also creative flavors like three cheese and cinnamon raisin.
Grab Lunch at the Best Soup-Dumpling Spot in NYC
Pinch Chinese offers some of the most delicious soup dumplings in the city, and the meal is available at lunchtime as part of the prix fixe menu. You can choose a main course of Taiwanese beef noodle soup, a chicken sao bing sandwich or vegetarian fried rice, and compliment the meal with pork soup, chicken napa, vegetable or pan-fried beef dumplings. Pinch also offers salads that include tofu and seaweed or carrot and daikon.
To find out more about the greatest places to eat in April in NYC, visit the Grub Street website.