Filipino Taqueria Joins the Upper East Side


The Upper East Side will no longer be a Filipino food desert with the addition of Flip Sigi, a counter-service Filipino taqueria from 2nd City chef Jordan Andino.

Opening Saturday, September 16, Flip Sigi will serve Andino’s signature Instagram-friendly tacos, burritos, poke, bao, and noodles that feature Filipino flavors. New to this location is the “Filipino Underground Crunchwrap,” a play on Taco Bell’s popular crunchy griddled burrito wrap, this one with braised short rib, fried tortilla, kimchi fried rice, Mexican cheese, shredded lettuce, and salsa. The full menu is below, including drinks.

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Nestlé Targets High-End Coffee by Taking Majority Stake in Blue Bottle


In 2002, James Freeman gave up on being a professional clarinetist and began pursuing his other passion, roasting coffee.

Mr. Freeman started out in a 183-square-foot potting shed in Oakland, Calif., and named his newborn business Blue Bottle Coffee, after a storied Viennese coffee house. Fifteen years later, Blue Bottle has grown beyond a one-man coffee shop. It is now one of the best-known purveyors of artisanal coffee that, in Mr. Freeman’s words, doesn’t taste like “flea shampoo.”

And it now has a huge new owner: Nestlé, the Swiss food giant, which announced on Thursday that it had bought a majority stake in Blue Bottle.

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