UberLUNCH Pop Up Today!

Earlier this week Uber announced their national giving campaign by making a donation from Uber and raising funds for #3MillionMeals to support No Kid Hungry, to help eliminate child hunger in America. Today, Uber is teaming up with Sweetgreen to continue these efforts for a one-day UberLUNCH pop up. From 11 – 1:30 PM request and purchase a freshly-prepared meal by Sweetgreen delivered in 10 minutes!

Every dollar of your lunch meal will go to No Kid Hungry. The lunch menu includes a Kale Caesar Salad and a Date Cake for dessert for $12. The Kale Caesar is Sweetgreen’s popular spin on a classic; shredded kale with chopped romaine, tomatoes, shaved parmesan, parmesan crisp, roasted chicken, fresh lime squeeze, and house-made caesar dressing. The date cake is a special holiday treat crafted exclusively for UberLUNCH and so will not be available in any stores. The cake contains dates, walnuts, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg and heart-healthy cold pressed extra virgin olive oil.

Here is How To Order:

  1. Open your Uber app on your smartphone between 11-1:30
  2. Select the LUNCH option on the far right of the slider
  3. Set your delivery location and request your LUNCH
  4. Once connected, your driver will text you to find out how many meals you would like to order (up to 10)
  5. Meet your driver outside and grab your delicious Kale Caesar and Date Cake!

No cash will be needed as your lunch will be billed directly to your UBER account, and every dollar will go to No Kid Hungry. UberLUNCH will only be available in the 11-1:30 timeframe within Manhattan. For more details on the giving campaign and delivery instructions, click here to visit the Uber blog.

Breakfast at GCT Shake Shack

Danny Meyer’s Shake Shack outpost at New York City’s Grand Central Terminal will now be offering breakfast sandwiches! The hamburger chain will now be serving the following breakfast sandwiches in their location at the lower level dining concourse:

• Sausage, Egg N’ Cheese
• Bacon, Egg N’ Cheese
• Egg N’ Cheese 

The meatless version of the breakfast sandwich will be priced at $3.75, while the sausage and bacon Egg N’ Cheese sandwiches will cost an additional dollar at $4.75. The breakfast menu will be available from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. but only on weekdays. The breakfast sausage is applewood smoked Niman Ranch, served on a potato roll with American cheese. As it stands now, the only other Shake Shack location to serve breakfast is at its two locations in John F. Kennedy Airport. To check out the breakfast menu, click here.

Defonte’s Soon To Open In Staten Island

After the sudden move of the beloved sandwich shop in Manhattan, the Defonte’s family has decided to open up shop in Staten Island! The sandwich shop which retreated to Red Hook after the Manhattan building where the outpost was located was bought by a developer, will be opening their second location this Sunday at 95 Water Street, Stapleton, Staten Island. Owner Nicholas Defonte recently stated that the Stapleton neighborhood, “reminded me a little bit of Red Hook many years ago before it got built up as it is now.”

The original sub shop opened in 1922 and hasn’t really undergone any drastic changes since. The menu will be almost identical to the Red Hook shop, and the bread used to make the massive sub sandwiches will still be delivered daily to the new outpost. To read more about the opening of Defonte’s in Staten Island this Sunday, click here

Two More Sweetgreens in NYC

The new Sweetgreen outpost in Nolita opened today! The opening is actually one day ahead of schedule, and is having a ‘Pay What You Want Day,” which is the tradition of the brand on opening day with all the proceeds going to a given charity; in this outpost the proceeds will all go to Grow NYC. The following Monday Sweetgreens will also be opening a new location in Brooklyn, in none other than Williamsburg, with the same charity event except that at this location all proceeds will be going towards Education Through Music.

Sweetgreens is having a really great run, especially in recent months given their $18.5 million boost from investors including Danny Meyer and Daniel Boulud. Both new New York City locations were designed by local artists to give a contemporary feel. The furniture in the Brooklyn location is mainly made from reclaimed oak from the company Aellon and Uluru (based in Brooklyn). The menu items also have a New York theme including seasonal ingredients such as pears, apples, cheddar and many fall vegetables.

To read more about the two new Sweetgreens locations in New York City, click here

Webinar Event: Creating a High Performance Organization

Tomorrow, December 10th, Hospitality Concepts will be hosting a webinar entitled, “Creating a High Performance Organization.” The webinar will take place from 5pm-6pm EST and will show how each organization is comprised of a variety of personalities, all with different skills that when balanced as an organization, can lead to successful operations. A few of these “personalities” include:

  • “The Entrepreneur” has the vision.
  • “The Producer” makes things happen.
  • “The Administrator” is the bureaucrat, troubleshooter, and organizer.
  • “The Integrator” helps the personalities understand one another.

The webinar will also demonstrate how best to grow a brand from one location to multiple units. The total cost of the webinar will be $49.95 per person. To register for the webinar event tomorrow and for more information , click here

Culintro Industry Holiday Party

Culintro will be hosting an industry holiday party tomorrow, December 9th, from 9PM-1AM at Anfora. Anfora is a stylish wine bar at 34 8th avenue at Jane Street. Anfora opened in May of 2010 and is named in reference to clay vessels (Amphorae) used to store and transport wine in the ancient Mediterranean. Anfora carries a great beer selection, house cocktails and a variety of menu items such as bar snacks, different salads, sandwiches, charcuterie and cheeses.

For the holiday industry party, Anfora will be providing a special food and drink menu consisting of the following:

$4 Amaro
$4 beer on tap
 $7 select cocktails
$7 select wines by the glass
All else will be 20% off

To read more about the event or to RSVP, click here

Rossopomodoro Opens In Greenwich Village

The Neapolitan pizza chain Rossopomodoro, known as Eataly’s inner pizza place, has opened it’s first outpost outside of Eataly. The new Rossopomodoro opened last Thursday in the former Cole’s Greenwich Village space at 118 Greenwich Avenue. The space has multiple dining rooms with marble tabletops and hanging light fixtures as well as a fully-equipped bar and gilded pizza oven similar in shape to the gold pizza oven that once was at Donatella in Chelsea. Rossopomodoro also has some pantry items on display which are available for purchase.

The menu includes a great pizza selection with a variety of toppings such as squash, gorgonzola and guanciale, as well as a great selection of pasta courses such as ricotta ravioli, linguine with sea urchin and the classic tagliatelle alla bolognese. The cocktail menu is also in keeping with the Italian theme as they are serving many Italian liquors such as limoncello, Campari, Aperol and different Amari. To check out some pictures of the new space and to read more about the opening, click here


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