The Chocolate-Bone Broth No One Saw Coming

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Trends have a way of folding in on themselves – stretching their own limits and testing their customers taste buds in the process. Bone broth, the trendy hot health drink which took off last winter with Marco Canoro’s Brodo is the latest example. This year, Canoro is teaming up with Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream on Rivington (which also opened last year) to open a pop-up window shop with some unexpected new mashups.

In addition to the full Brodo broth menu, the shop will offer the “What Came First” (organic egg yolk, freshly grated nutmeg, organic chicken broth), a savory take on eggnog, and the “St. Nick” (bitter chocolate, beef broth, coconut milk). Canoro calls the savory-broth-cocoa “fucking outrageous,” which is a bargain at $7.75 for ten ounces. TBD on whether New Yorkers will take to this combo the way they did to the original broths, but who knows what’s possible in this post-chocolate-and-bacon-trend world. At least customers can still tout the health benefits of the broth, with the added kick of dark chocolate.

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Port Authority to Get an Upscale Food Court

Few people think of going to Port Authority unless they absolutely have to, let alone hosting a business lunch or out of town guests there. That may not change in the near future, but the bus terminal is trying to make your Greyhound layovers a little more swanky by adding an upscale food court with three “diverse, high-end dining options,” according to a recent press release.

The Board approved OHM Concession, which operates airport food courts all over the country, will be renting space near the ticketing entrance on a 10 year lease totaling just over $15 million. This price is a good deal higher than any existing vendors pay for the same area.They plan to start construction in February, but there is no word yet on exactly what restaurants will go into the space.

This particular lease is part of the Port Authority’s “Quality of Commute” program, which includes more general plans to improve the space over the coming years by adding more cell phone service, WiFi, and new restrooms. The program should run around $90 million overall.

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