VERTS to Open Four New Locations in NYC

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NEW YORK — Fast-casual chain VERTS Mediterranean Grill is planning a major expansion in the New York City Area. In addition to their first New York location in Manhattan’s Flatiron District at Madison Square Park, VERTS plans to open 4 additional NYC locations in 2017. The locations include 2,300-square-foot at the base of L&L Holding Company’s 222 Broadway, …

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Air France to Launch Pop-Up Restaurant in NYC

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NEW YORK — Air France is launching its first pop-up restaurant in New York called Paris for Dessert to promote the airline’s exceptional French cuisine for five days from June 20 – 24. Paris for Dessert takes inspiration from Air France’s long legacy of working with top Michelin-starred chefs to create onboard menus. Throughout Paris for …

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Hudson Yards to Offer 25 Restaurant and Food Concepts

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NEW YORK – Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group announced the latest chefs and restaurateurs that will be a part of a collection of approximately 25 restaurant and food concepts at Hudson Yards, Manhattan’s newest neighborhood spanning 28 acres on the city’s West Side. Opening in late 2018, diners will enjoy signature restaurants including Chef …

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Lutze Biergarten Opens on Jersey City Waterfront

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JERSEY CITY, NJ — Mack-Cali Realty Corporation (NYSE: CLI) celebrated the grand opening this week of the Lutze Biergarten, Jersey City’s first outdoor biergarten along the Hudson River Waterfront.  The new biergarten is adjacent to Harborside, the Company’s premier, mixed-use asset in Jersey City. Lutze is just four minutes from Downtown Manhattan via the PATH …

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Shake Shack to Open at Staten Island Outlets

Shake Shack will open its first Staten Island location at Empire Outlets -- New York City's first and only premium retail outlet center. (PRNewsfoto/Empire Outlets)

NEW YORK — Hamburger chain Shake Shack plans to open its first Staten Island location at Empire Outlets when it debuts next spring. Empire Outlets will be New York City’s first and only premium retail outlet center. The new Shake Shack restaurant, located alongside 100 designer retailers and steps from the Staten Island Ferry and …

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Coffeemania at Bryant Park Now Serving Breakfast, Brunch

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NEW YORK — The newest addition to Bryant Park’s restaurant landscape, Coffeemania, is now serving breakfast daily and weekend brunch this week. Classic egg dishes are reimagined alongside signature creations like Skillet Baked Eggs, sweet and savory crepes and Syrniki, warm vanilla fritters, as well as house made granola and locally sourced yogurt. Coffeemania’s brunch …

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Sushirrito Rolls Out Second NYC Location

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NEW YORK — Sushirrito, maker of hand-held sushi burritos, has opened its second location in Midtown Manhattan at 1450 Broadway. The mini chain serves up nine varieties of sushi burritos, using responsibly-sourced seafood and carefully crafted Asian and Latin flavors. Since 2011, Sushirrito has expanded to eight locations – six in the San Francisco Bay Area …

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Al Horno Opens New Location in Financial District

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NEW YORK —  Al Horno has opened a new location in the Financial District located at 110 Pearl Street. This marks the rapidly growing Mexican restaurant’s 5th location in NYC. “Al Horno,” which in Spanish means “oven baked” has Mexican food that is healthy and unique. “We offer the kind of Mexican food that people just can’t find anywhere else …

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The Squeeze Juice Bar Adds Veggie Burgers at New Location

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NEW YORK — The Squeeze is opening its fourth brick-and-mortar juice bar at 108 MacDougal Street in the West Village of Manhattan. Juice-maven Karliin Brooks, founder of The Squeeze and dedicated lifetime vegan, is pressing more than just fruits and vegetables at her new West Village eatery. She is now pressing vegan burger patties and serving up hearty bowls. “The Squeeze was …

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Bar Louie Opens in Massapequa

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MASSAPEQUA, NY — Bar Louie, a casual dining chain, has opened its newest bar and kitchen at Westfield Sunrise Mall in Massapequa on Long Island. Located near Macy’s, Bar Louie Massapequa continues to expand across the East Coast, with the ninth Bar Louie location in the tri-state area and the third in the state of New York. Offering …

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Chinese Tuxedo Named Hot Restaurant by Zagat

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Chinese Tuxedo has been named one of the hottest restaurants in NYC for February by restaurant review site Zagat. Located at 5 Doyers St.in Chinatown, Chinese Tuxedo opened last November and features upscale Chinese food in a two-floor restaurant. Zagat raved the following about the restaurant: Contemporary Chinese cooking is celebrated at this two-story locale …

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Impossible Burger Debuts at Two NYC Restaurants

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NEW YORK — The Impossible Burger — a burger for vegetarians made entirely of plants — has debuted on the menus of two award-winning restaurants in Manhattan. Saxon + Parole is serving the plant-based burger during weekday and weekend dinner service as well as weekend brunch. The American-style bistro — one of New York’s hottest destinations for brunch — includes …

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Red Lobster Chain Kicks Off Lobsterfest

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National seafood chain Red Lobster is kicking off Lobsterfest, its annual lobster promotion featuring several special lobster entrees for a limited time. During Lobsterfest, guests are invited to explore the largest variety of lobster dishes offered all year, including four brand new and five favorite lobster entrées that can be enjoyed in a variety of craveable …

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