Trendy Matcha Tea


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Check it out here !  how can you make the most out of Matcha Tea in your daily life 

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What Exactly Is Matcha and Why Is Everyone Talking About It?

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If you’re not drinking matcha green tea yet, you’re behind the times!

Try this metabolism-enhancing, stress-reducing, immune-boosting, cholesterol-lowering, teenage-mutant-ninja cancer fighter @ East coast Matcha Bar in Chelsea , New York and sister West Coast store in Hollywood, Sunset Blvd.

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Event: Seminar on Restaurant Renovations

Calling all entrepreneurs! If you’ve been thinking of opening a restaurant but have no idea where to start, the Greenwich Village-Chelsea Chamber of Commerce has you covered.  On Wednesday, May 31 at 9:30AM, the GVCCC is hosting a seminar in conjunction with Aerial Design and Build and NDNY Architects.  The event will focus on the renovation process and touch on the following:

– Relevant building information when looking for a commercial space that requires renovating and refurbishing
– Building a team of professionals who can assist with and coordinate the renovation and what their duties entail
– The cost associated with a renovation or interior fit out including both hard and soft costs
– An outline of the regulatory agencies involved and the permit process
– An overview of the renovation process and factors affecting timeline
– An overview of sustainable practices that can be incorporated in a commercial fit out.

Tickets are $10.  The talk will be held at 40 W 27th street, 5th Floor at 9:30AM.  To read more, click here.


Where to Eat at John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK)

I always find challenging to have good food at the airports .But, JFK  airport  has  favorite restaurants so travelers  can have quick bites and drinks. Read more here


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Emmy Squared to Hit Manhattan in June


The popular Brooklyn restaurant is scheduled to open its first Manhattan outpost next month. The team behind Emily and Emmy Squared will be opening in the old Blue Ribbon Bakery Kitchen. The space comes equipped with a 150-year-old wood-fired oven. You can expected more of their pizza as well as curly fries at the new location.


Read more here.

Alamo Drafthouse Could Be Opening in the Financial District

00-00-00-08-06-20-80620_2140947_800_423_81_sReports indicate that Alamo Drafthouse is close to opening its first Manhattan location at 28 Liberty Street. Danny Meyer also plans to open a new operation at this location once the buildout is complete. Alamo Drafthouse offers a full-service movie theater experience. They expect to have 600 seats and 10 screens at this location if they do indeed sign the lease. In particular, this model seems to be growing across the country as more and more people seek something more substantive than popcorn and soda during their dining experience.


You can read more about this here.

The Infatuation brings you #EEEEEATSCON


Food festivals just too on a whole new meaning. Combining food, drink, music, and an amazing lineup of industry leaders , check out what the team from Infatuation  is bringing to the table. Read more here

“Meet the First Mexican Chef to Earn a Michelin Star”


“In my restaurant, we got rid of beans, guacamole, and margaritas. Once you break with expectations, you can begin to suggest new experiences to the diner.”

Over the course of these past years, what’s been the biggest challenge you’ve faced in your restaurant?
It’s been very difficult to educate consumers. Americans don’t think of Mexican food as fine dining. In my restaurant, we got rid of beans, guacamole, and margaritas. Once you break with expectations, you can begin to suggest new experiences to the diner.


Click here to read the full Q&A

New Indian and Chinese Restaurants slide into the East Village

New Indian Restaurant called old MONK is opening  a restaurant  in East Village. Former  restaurant  Babu Ji shuts it’s door in March because of lawsuits. According to a proposed menu Old Monk will serve small plates like a lamb meatball sliders with lemon-tahini and entrees like butter chicken with lemon rice, short rib vindaloo, and fig/spinach/paneer cheese dumplings.

Read more here

Enterprise Insight: Restaurant Expansion Checklist

Are you currently running a successful fast casual concept? Do you believe you are primed for multiunit rollout and increased revenue? Even if you’re knocking it out of the park currently, there are certain concerns that demand your particular attention as you look to expand your business enterprise. We have listed below some items that you should consider when beginning this process.


1) Financial Model . . . This is the bible for your business. How many guests do you expect on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis? What is your average check size? What do you expect to spend on Cost of Goods Sold in a given month? Only after rent, labor, and expenses are included can you truly begin to understand the potential for your business. Once you are operating, regular comparisons against the model will be useful in evaluating your business’ performance against expectations.


2) Market Analysis . . . Understanding your core customer base and the demographics of a potential new business site are critical to a successful expansion.  What is the population density? Who works in the area? What is the average household income? These are a few of the important points you should investigate. By analyzing the market, you can ensure you are choosing the correct location for your new unit.


3) Team Development . . . Because it is impossible to do everything yourself, a strong team is critical to the success of your operation.  Having clear on boarding procedures as well as a plan in place for continuing development and enrichment will ensure a happy and increasingly efficient team. Once you confirm these structures work for your business, you will be able to more easily replicate your success elsewhere. An added benefit is that promoting from within saves time and money on recruitment that can be better spent elsewhere!


4) Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) . . . These are the backbone of your business. Every aspect of your operation should have clearly defined SOPs that can be easily transferred to a new unit. By developing SOPs, you make sure that your business practices are clear and consistent. This gives the additional benefit of always having something on hand that your employees can reference when they have a question about operations.


5) Funding . . . Without funding, it will be impossible to get your business off the ground. Identifying expected cash flow as well as a breakeven point for your business will be critical to determining how much fundraising will be necessary. These pieces, of course, tie back to your financial model. With that model in hand, you should then identify potential sources of funding and pursue them.