The cafe closed less than a month after opening. (iStock) A Williamsburg, Brooklyn cafe owner accused of being a white supremacist shuttered his restaurant because of “organized threats,” a report said. The Sands Cafe on Grand Street went dark a day after blogger Colin Hagendorf tweeted that Guy Sands, 32, is a “Proud Boy” and “used to have an active alt-right twitter, but nuked it before opening this sh-tty restaurant.” The tweet, which went viral, cited a Vanity Fair piece in July 2016 which reported Sands attended a 2016 party thrown by right-wing extremist Milo Yiannopoulos. Sands, a registered Republican residing in Greenpoint, has denied the accusations. “I do not associate or identify with these groups in any way,” Sands wrote in an email to Eater. “Sands welcomes everybody.” Sands closed the coffee and sandwich shop Sept. 26. He offered no word if and when it will reopen and could not be reached for further … [Read more...] about Owner closes New York City cafe after white supremacy accusations, ‘organized threats’
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Morgenstern’s Black Coconut Ash Ice Cream. Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for Goop The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) announced that activated charcoal—which is popularly known to turn food into “black foods”—is no longer permitted in food and drinks in the city as a result of a rule instituted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).Activated charcoal, also known as activated carbon, is a black powder that is made from bone char, coconut shells, sawdust and coal, with the charcoal becoming activated once it is processed at high temperatures. The ingredient makes food black and has been used in coconut ash ice cram, pizza crusts and cocktails.“Black foods” have become popular, with people frequently sharing photos of them on Instagram. Eater New York first reported news of the ban.Activated charcoal has also been used to deal with drug overdoses or poison by preventing drugs and poison from being … [Read more...] about Bye-Bye Black Food: New York City Prohibits Activated Charcoal in Food and Drinks
Melody Baetens The Detroit News Published 1:52 p.m. UTC May 30, 2018 A new pizza joint in New York City – arguably one of the most serious pizza towns in the world – pays homage not to the Big Apple’s greasy slices, but to Detroit-style, deep dish pies. Lions & Tigers & Squares Detroit Pizza recently opened in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan serving square, deep dish pizza with a thick, crispy crust a la Buddy’s, Cloverleaf or Loui’s in Hazel Park. The name is a nod to two of the Motor City’s sports teams, and the restaurant’s décor pays homage to 1960s Detroit with Tiffany-style lights and Detroit-themed photos, including Motown groups. The owners aren’t Detroit natives, though. Sal Basille and Francis Garcia are cousins and friends who run New York City’s Artichoke Pizza franchise. The pair have been stars of two Cooking Channel travel shows — “Pizza Cuz,” and … [Read more...] about Detroit-themed pizza spot Lions & Tigers & Squares opens in New York City
Spring’s finally here and summer’s just around the corner, but not even the rising temps can kill your cravings for ramen. You’ll slurp up those noodles in 100% humidity if you have to — and, in New York, you frequently have to. But if you’re going to stick your face in a steam bath to get to a bowl of noodles, shouldn’t it be the best ramen in New York City? We think so, and Seamless agrees. That’s why we teamed up with the uber-popular food delivery service to find you the best of the best ramen in New York City. Even better, we found you the best bowls you can get delivered so there’s no need to leave the chilly cocoon your overworked AC unit manages to create in your stuffy apartment. Why sweat more than you need to in this city, right? The Seamless team dove into the numbers for us, combing through ratings and reviews for thousands of orders so that you can feel confident that what you’re ordering is the best ramen in New York … [Read more...] about The best ramen in New York City that you can get delivered
Usually, regardless of the New York City borough, you’re no more than five minutes from three sure things: a turkey sandwich on a roll, a can of soda, and a 1.75-ounce bag of Doritos. It’s a Gotham guarantee, even more reliable in its ubiquity than a Starbucks latte or the immortal bacon, egg, and cheese breakfast sandwich. In last Monday’s New York Post, Josh Kosman reported that the unmistakable crinkly-shiny bags of Frito-Lay products were conspicuously absent from many small grocery stores, newsstands, and bodegas around New York City. Kosman suggested that salary cutbacks affecting the company’s drivers had led to a workforce exodus that, in turn, left our salty-tooth dollars to be spent on other things. Smartfood? Utz? Kettle chips with Himalayan salt and avocado oil? Maybe as a stopgap, but — sensible eaters, close your eyes for this next part — there’s really no long-term replacement for the sacred nacho-cheese Doritos. (In last … [Read more...] about Why Are New York’s Doritos Disappearing?