Delmonico’s Goes Through 200K Pounds of Beef Every Year


This month marks year 180 for Delmonico’s, the classic New York steakhouse that’s also credited as America’s first fine dining restaurant. Opened in 1837, the restaurant has gone through several owners and over eight locations before settling into its current triangular space at 56 Beaver Street. The now-iconic room has several other claims to fame, including allegedly inventing lobster Newburg, eggs Benedict, and baked Alaska.


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Korean Ramen Shop With Michelin Cred Opens Today

Joining the West Village restaurant scene today is Jeju Noodle Bar, a Korean ramen shop from a chef-owner with a Michelin background. Douglas Kim is bringing his take on the genre to 679 Greenwich Street with four types of ramyun, plus appetizers starting tonight.

Kim’s background — he has been working in NYC fine dining kitchens like Per Se, Chefs Table at Brooklyn Fare, and Bouley since 1999 — draws some high expectations to this opening, including his own. The Korean chef has Michelin ambitions, hoping to reel in a coveted star to his little shop.

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