Fany Gerson opens La Newyorkina on Sullivan St.


Dough’s chef and co-owner, Fany Gerson, has opened the first brick-and-mortar location for her paleta (Mexican ice pop) concept La Newyorkina. The new store on Sullivan Street will offer new and old flavors of the homemade paletas. While Gerson’s pops were already being sold to over 30 restaurants, stores, and pop-ups around New York, they can now be purchased at a dedicated storefront near Washington Square Park. The store also offers homemade cookies and ice cream.


You can visit La Newyorkina’s website here.

Kirin acquires 25% stake in Brooklyn Brewery

Crain’s reported on Wednesday that Kirin, the second largest brewery in Japan, has acquired a 25% stake in New York’s Brooklyn Brewery. The two companies said that they plan to roll out the Brooklyn brand in Japan starting January 2017 and that additional expansion into Brazil would follow. The craft beer industry produced 24.5 million barrels of beer and boasted $22.3 billion in retail sales last year, but the taste for these products is just now reaching certain foreign markets. Kirin stated that part of the impetus for the investment was a growing desire for these products within Japan. Keep an eye out for similar investments from abroad; Asahi, Suntory, and Sapporo are reportedly looking for similar investment opportunities.


You can read more about Kirin’s investment into Brooklyn Brewery here.

Dos Toros Opens its 12th Location in Bryant Park


Dos Toros, the NYC taqueria mini-chain owned by two Bay Area brothers, opened its 12th location on October 5th. The newest storefront is located in Bryant Park and celebrated its first day with $1 burritos, chips, and salsa. Leo and Oliver Kremer, who opened the first location in 2009, said in 2015 that they plan to open 15-20 locations over the next 3 years. The brothers have said it is difficult to scout new neighborhoods that do not already have a Chipotle. But they also feel that their product is sufficiently different from the burrito mega-chain, which currently operates over 2,000 locations globally.

You can read more about the recent opening here.

David Chang’s Ando Now Open in Midtown East

David Chang's Momofuku and Christina Tosi's Milk Bar open in CityCenter soon

If you follow this website religiously, you will know that we previously reported on David Chang’s delivery-only restaurant concept. Ando is now open and delivering its nominally Asian-inspired offerings within the borders of Midtown East. Chang spoke about the restaurant on Friday at The New Yorker Tech Festival, offering a bit of insight into the origins of the idea. The entire menu, including the fried chicken and cheesesteak sandwich, was specifically engineered for delivery service. The one item he indicated would never be available from Ando? Ramen noodles. Chang stated that other Asian noodles travel better, but are still a while away from being offered on Ando’s menu.

You can read more about Ando here. To find our previous reporting, click here.

Orwashers to open Second UWS Location 100 Years after First


Orwashers Bakery, a century-old mainstay on the UWS, will open their second location TODAY at 440 Amsterdam Ave at 81st Street.

The bakery known for its “quintessential Upper West Side” breads such as Pumpernickel and New York Rye was opened by The Orwashers – a Hungerian immigrant family – in 1916  looking to serve decades of family recipes to the Upper East Side’s local immigrant community

In 2008, the Orwasher family sold the bakery to its current owner Keith Cohen, who expanded the company’s wholesale business. Today, Orwashers provides bread to over 100 businesses, including salad mini chains Chop’t and Fresh & Co, as well as markets like Gourmet Garage.

As well as an expanded menu, Orwashers will be serving  Nobletree Coffee.

New Food Hall Planned for Chinatown

CSM_20WINDOW_20DISPLAY.0.jpgFood halls have been popping up everywhere lately, and – love them or hate them – the trend doesn’t seem to be slowing down. The latest addition is the planned Canal Street Market, set to open in November in 12,000 square feet of space on Canal between Broadway and Lafayette. There are 11 confirmed vendors, including bubble tea favorite Boba Guys, Davey’s Ice Cream, and a new concept Yori Nori from the team behind Chelsea Market’s ramen shop Mokbar. There will also be a retail portion to the market including home goods, ceramics and flowers.

Developer Phillip Chong describes the market as a way to appeal to the “gourmet-minded” and “young, energetic downtown creatives.” The space previously housed high-end clothing store Necessary Clothing, and a number of smaller shops before 2012.

To read more, click here.

Colicchio & Sons to Close

19COLICCHIOS-WEB-master768.jpgColicchio & Sons, the eponymous Chelsea restaurant from Tom Colicchio, recently announced they would close their doors after a final dinner service on September 4th The restaurant has been open for 6 years, during which it earned 3 stars from the New York Times for it’s sophisticated techniques and devotion to craft.

Tom Colicchio announced the closing on August 18th, but did not give specific reasons. A likely possibility is that he is moving to focus on more casual concepts for financial reasons, as the market grows less friendly towards fine dining. Mr. Colicchio also plans to open a new concept, called Fowler & Wells, in the Beekman Thompson Hotel in the financial district.

To read more, click here.