Restaurateur Danny Meyer plans to relocate Manhattan’s Union Square Cafe from its 30-year home after lease negotiations ended without an agreement. It is one of the hard truths of New York real estate: Restaurants help revitalize neighborhoods, then are forced to close when their rents skyrocket.
Charles Masson Jr., who was replaced by his brother Philippe as the manager of La Grenouille, will return to the restaurant scene just a few blocks away.
Once upon a time, Le Cirque could do no wrong. The chi-chi French restaurant, opened in 1974, was beloved by celebrities, politicians and social heavies alike; bestowed with lavish praise by critics; and renowned for its service and snobbery.
Noodles & Company serving classic noodle and pasta dishes from around the world, has opened its 400th restaurant nationwide in Fair Lawn, New Jersey. The 400th restaurant is operated by franchisee Mascott Corporation.
Extending its reach into restaurant reservations, online travel giant Priceline Group is buying OpenTable for $2.6 billion.
Let's face it. Spending money on water at the table hurts. But what if restaurant clients could get flavored, sparkling, purified water at literally the flip of a switch, and at the same time, help communities around the world get clean water, too?
Dominique Ansel, an internationally-acclaimed pastry chef and creator of treat sensation the Cronut®, a croissant-donut hybrid, will host the 42nd sofi™ Awards at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City.
On the eve of an annual Central Park picnic to celebrate Mississippi culture, a group of chefs will host a dinner called the “Big Gay Mississippi Welcome Table” to protest a Mississippi religious freedom law that critics say allows for discrimination against gay people.
Red Rooster chef Marcus Samuelsson and food festival guru Herb Karlitz are launching a major Harlem food festival. Details are still being worked out, but they’ll organize a series of events in Harlem for 2015. The fest could also incorporate music and art elements, and was being buzzed about at the recent James Beard Awards.