Two Rooftop Bars Open in Manhattan

“Nomad: The Marmara Park Avenue hotel opened a new rooftop lounge serving Mediterranean food called the Blue Rooftop. There are mezzes and cocktails, including frosé topped with Turkish delight. 114 East 32nd St., between Park and Lexington avenues

Garment District: New rooftop spot Elsie Rooftop has small dishes by David Burke like a grilled cheese with caviar, lobster rolls, and lamb sliders. It overlooks Times Square and the rising Hudson Yards development, and cocktails are $18.”

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Pastrami Queen is opening a Times Square location

More than 60-year-old Jewish deli Pastrami Queen is making its way to Times Square. The popular Kosher deli known for a thick-cut, crumbly version of pastrami — and for being a go-to for the late Anthony Bourdain — will soon have an outpost at 230 West 49th St., between Broadway and Eighth Avenue.

It’s the second location for the restaurant, which had a dramatic move to Upper East Side from its longtime Queens home in 1998; a name swap to Pastrami Queen from Pastrami King accompanied the relocation.

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Key ingredient in ‘Impossible Burger’ approved by FDA

“The Food and Drug Administration has approved the key ingredient in the vegetarian-friendly Impossible Burger. It’s a big win for Silicon Valley-based Impossible Foods as it expands its distribution.

The ingredient, soy leghemoglobin, releases a protein called heme that gives the meat substitute its distinctive blood-like color and taste. Just as the Impossible Burger was gaining in popularity and reach, The New York Times published a report last year revealing that the FDA was concerned that the soy-based ingredient had never been consumed by humans.”

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Stumptown Opens Third New York Cafe in Historic Brooklyn Firehouse

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“Portland, Oregon-based Stumptown Coffee Roasters today opened its third cafe in the New York area, inside an historic firehouse building in Brooklyn’s Cobble Hill neighborhood.

Coffee for the cafe will come from Stumptown’s Red Hook roastery, which also turns out coffees for the company’s other New York locations, including a bar inside the Ace Hotel in Midtown Manhattan and a Greenwich Village standalone cafe with an attached training lab that offers public tastings.”

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Starbucks rolls out Italian-style bakery concept

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“The Italian-style bakery will feature breakfasts including baked eggs and pastries; pizzas, soups, salads and sandwiches at lunch; deserts and breads. Coffee will include a Starbucks blend designed for the bakeries, and espresso beverages. It will also serve cocktails, beer and wine — the latest effort in Starbucks’ ongoing quest to drive sales in the afternoons and evenings.”

“In 2016, Starbucks then-CEO and executive chairman Howard Schultz tapped Milanese baker Rocco Princi as a food purveyor for the company’s new high-end retail formats, including its showpiece Roastery and Reserve stores. These are part of the Siren Retail strategy Schultz devised to appeal to coffee connoisseurs and bolster the broader brand cachet.”

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Dunkin’ debuts $2 snack menu to boost all-day sales

“Having mastered the coffee-and-doughnut breakfast trade, Dunkin’ Donuts is looking to expand its appeal at other times of the day.

The chain is going to offer what it calls a Dunkin’ Run menu aimed at take-out customers. Part of its appeal will be price — $2 per item for five products like its Donut Fries, doughnut strips that mimic the look of french fries, and chicken tenders with a waffle-like coating.”

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Astoria Will Soon Have Its Own Food Hall

The city’s aggressive insistence on opening food halls has now reached Astoria, where yet another real estate company is planning a multi-restaurant development.

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