Tulum’s Gitano Opens Tropical Outdoor Soho Restaurant

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“The 24,000-square-foot seasonal restaurant from co-owners James Gardner and Melissa Perlman opens to the public at 76 Varick St., at Canal Street.A representative tells Eater that the menu of Mexican fare, cooked on open fire, will be limited until mid-July. At a preview on Thursday night, dishes included grilled avocado with almonds, ceviche verde with lychees, and chicken tinga on sopes, according to a statement.”

“It’s a massive enterprise, packed with some 400 seats and bar area, including lots of wooden furniture, loungey seating, and tons and tons of plants to make the space mimic the jungle of the original outpost. An urban farm, a clothing boutique, a meditation area, and a coffee bar are also on the grounds.”

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Millennial dining habits could spell trouble for food companies

As food delivery apps and online ordering proliferate, the trend may eventually lead to significantly fewer people cooking at home. According to a UBS report cited by Business Insider, online food delivery may eventually comprise 10% of the total food services market, which would mean a jump from $35 billion in market share today to $365 billion by 2030.

Millennials are three times more likely to order food for consumption at home than their parents due to the convenience factor, the report noted, especially as more restaurants have the option of delivering food. But, as costs drop, especially if delivery drones and robots are used, ordering in may become so cheap that nobody will be making their own meals

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