Opening: DeKalb Market Hall

Our patience is finally rewarded! Tomorrow, DeKalb Market Hall is opening at the Downtown Brooklyn City Point development.  This project has been in the works since 2011, with intermittent pulses of news, and now we’re finally getting a look at the space.

The sub-level markets hosts over 40 vendors, restaurants, and a Forager’s Market and a Trader Joe’s.  The interest anchor here is actually Katz’s Deli–well, “A Taste Of.”  This is the first location of the venerable institution outside the LES original.

Here is the complete line up: Ample Hills, Andrew’s Classic Brooklyn Bagels, Arepa Lady, Belle Cheese, BK Jani, Bread & Spread, BK Juicer, Bunker, Bunsmith, Cafe D’Avignon, Craft and Carry, Cuzin’s Duzin, Daigo Hand Roll Bar, Dekalb Taco, Dulcinea, Eight Turn Crepe, Fletcher’s Barbecue, Foragers Butcher, Foragers Market, Foragers Rotisserie, Forcella, Fulton Landing Seafood Market, Fulton Landing Seafood, Guss’ Pickles, Hana Noodles, Hard Times Sundaes, Home Frite, Jianbing Company, Katz’s Deli, Kotti Berliner Doner Kebab, Likkle More, Lioni Heroes, Nobletree Coffee, Paella Shack, Pierogi Boys, Pop Cake Shop, Steve’s Authentic Key Lime Pies, Two Tablespoons, Wiki Wiki, and Wilma Jean.

This is the first location for many of these concepts.  This will be Ample Hill’s 7th location, Nobletree Coffee’s second (the first just opened inside the WTC Oculus),  and the third for Cafe D’avignon, the small-format outlet for Pain D’avignon.

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Event: Wine Dinner at Tavo Restaurant

On Tuesday, June 27th, Tavo–the West Village’s new Latin restaurant–is hosting an exclusive four-course dinner curated by Executive Chef Juan Suarez de Lezo. The tasting menu will be paired with wines exclusively selected by Sommelier Dean Fuerth.

During the evening, diners will experience Spanish wines from Catalonia, Rías Baixas, the Canary Islands, Montsant, and Galicia.

The menu is as follows:

First Course: Mackerel with cucumber, basil, and smoked trout on almond gazpacho paired with Vina Moraima, Albarino, 2015

Second Course: Fingerling Potatoes four ways paired with Venus La Universal, Venus Blanc, Montsant, 2013

Third Course: Pork Cheeks in poblano with cauliflower and seasonal vegetables paired with Adega Algueira, Fincas, Ribeira Sacra, 2013

Fourth Course: Lemon Cheesecake with ginger ice cream paired with Bodegas Los Bermejos, Malvasia Dulce, NV

Tickets are $85 a person. Guests are more than welcome to arrive at 6:00PM for cocktails at the bar. For more information, click here.

Where to Eat in Coney Island

Hot Dogs , Tacos , Ice cream and cheap Beer in Coney Island , read more

 

 

Olmstead’s Greg Baxtrom to Open Second Restaurant

xl_14846_greg-baxtrom-tpBaxtrom looks to build on the momentum achieve in 2017 with the opening of another restaurant across the street. Olmstead has been a critic’s darling in 2017 and has received many accolades. Based on liquor license filings, Baxtrom will be opening a 75-seat bistro across the street from Olmstead.

You can read more reporting about the new opening here.

Catch Your Own Dinner at Zauo

 

Zauo is opening soon in Chelsea. When it does, the Japanese chain will begin introducing diners to the concept of truly working for their meal. Guests at Zauo sit in boats and cast lines in the hopes of catching their dinner. The fish tank will be stocked with 10 different kinds of fish. Of course, if you want a typical dining experience you can always head to the top of the three-story restaurant and eat sushi.

 

You can learn more about Zauo here.

Q&A: Why Interviews Are the Best Way to Reduce Employee Turnover

 How do find the traits of the ideal team-minded employee and 

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Welcome Conference: Recap

On Monday, the 4th annual Welcome Conference was held at the Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center.  The attendance was considerably larger this year than last in its new home, and the speakers stirred the crowd.

The thesis of this year’s conference was “Conflict and Change.”  And while restaurants have historically been petri dishes for both of these forces, the speakers primarily focused on personal examples.  Time, love, loss, and coping were at the root of the conflict and change discussed.

Melanie Whelan, CEO of SoulCycle, kicked off the series with a personal introspection on time, and how her greatest conflict and source for change is managing her time.  Gary Noesner, retired chief of the FBI Crisis Negotiation Unit, good the crowd laughing with harrowing work stories and what has worked for him in settling conflicts–active listening.  And Richard Melman, founder of Lettuce Entertain You bestowed “Some Things I’ve Learned” as he put it.

The talks are inspiring and worth a watch! Videos of all of the speakers will be available shortly here.