Chelsea Market Adds a Restaurant Inside a Furniture Store


NYC’s favorite tourist-destination food hall Chelsea Market now has a new restaurant-cafe-home design shop. Blackbarn — selling furniture, home goods, and food — has opened on the ground floor of the market, serving cafe fare like paninis and traditional entrees such as beef short rib.

The business is a collaboration between chef John Doherty, a former Waldorf-Astoria chef, interior designer Mark Zeff, and Zeff’s wife Kristen, inspired by the Zeffs’ home in the Hamptons. They’re calling it a “lifestyle brand”; everything used in the restaurant can be purchased in the retail store.

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Downtown’s Forthcoming Lyric Market Is Going To Be Seriously Awesome


Back in December, Eater reported the arrival of Lyric Market, Houston’s newest food hall. Planned for the city’s Theatre District, early signs indicate that it’s going to be seriously awesome.

The project, a brainchild of real estate developer Jonathan Enav, is set to arrive at 411 Smith Street later this year. According to a press release, Lyric Center Market will occupy a massive 31,000 square feet, complete with an underground speakeasy, open-air terrace, and private dining rooms. Clark Cooper Concepts, the restaurant group behind eateries like Ibiza Food and Wine Bar, Brasserie 19, and Punk’s Simple Southern Food, has been tapped to help Enav curate a selection of diverse and exciting tenants inside the Market.

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What Is Raw Water?


live_water_raw_water_wtf.0.jpgThe unfiltered, untreated spring water is a hit in Silicon Valley

Move over Soylent: Silicon Valley’s obsession du jour is raw water, or spring water that has not been filtered or treated in any way, according to a recent report in the New York Times.

It’s apparently flying off the shelves in San Francisco. But is it beneficial or safe? Here’s everything you need to know about raw water:

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Ward III is finally reopened after a year’s reconstruction


Their success . . .

After about a year’s closure due to construction in their building, Ward III has finally reopened, and we are happy to report that not much has changed at this classic neighborhood standby. While the interior is slightly altered, the quality of the cocktails is not; the bartenders are still producing the same delicious drinks as always.

The cocktail list offers something for everyone, incorporating twists on classics as well as some brand new creations. The food is deliciously simple and comforting. On offer are bar snacks, small bites, and flatbreads. Our favorites were the deviled eggs and Sigmund’s soft pretzels.

The space is dimly lit – we would argue perfectly – yet warm and welcoming. The bartenders are masters of their craft and product fine cocktails while providing the guest with an exceptional experience.

Take Aways . . .

Whether you are already in the area, or make a special trip just to visit, we doubt you will be disappointed in your experience. The cocktail list and food menu offer something for everyone and the overall guest experience is on point. The only downside is that, because they were closed for so long, we have a lot of time to make up for!

Ward III

111 Reade Street

New York, NY 10013

(212) 240-9194

Food TV and Movies to Watch on Netflix and Hulu This January


We are currently living in the Golden Age of Food Entertainment. Every month, the networks and major streaming services get a handful of new shows and movies about chefs, restaurants, and the ways people eat around the world. Take a look at what’s new to stream in January right here, and check out Eater’s full guide to food TV and movies at the bottom of this post. (And if you’re always looking for more streaming recommendations, do check out Eater’s newsletter Eat, Drink, Watch., which delivers pop culture editor Greg Morabito’s picks and entertainment news every Friday.)

A Perfect Tea-Drunk Day in Southern California


I have a smoldering fascination with tea. Nearly everyone I know — including most of my editors — rolls their eyes and yawns when I bring up this subject, but I ignore them. I’m not talking about a strong cup of Constant Comment in a “Virginia Is For Lovers” mug to soothe on a rainy day. Nor a teapot etched with swirly flowers that’s filled with some bogusly mango-flavored liquid presented alongside scones and crustless sandwiches. Nor a mentholated herbal brew that clears the sinuses when you’re down with a cold.

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When There Are No More Fish


TonleSap161121_1726.0.jpgTalk to a fisherman anywhere in the world and it won’t be long before you’ll hear the tales: the first catch, the one that got away, the really big one. On Tonle Sap Lake, the largest body of freshwater in Southeast Asia, the fish stories are divided into then and now.

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