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Danny Meyer’s Martina coming soon in NYC

NEW YORK – Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group opens its newest concept, Martina, in the East Village this week with dishes priced under $13. The thin crust pizza concept will take traditional fast casual to a heightened level, Chef Nick Anderer tells Eater New York. He notes that the pizzas will cook in two minutes and views the concept as similar to Roman pizzerias he visited while studying in Italy. A relatively short list of menu items will help the kitchen produce with speed, he believes. The restaurant is scheduled to open Saturday.

 

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Troquet on South holds annual wine “garage sale”

BOSTON – It’s “Garage Sale” time at Troquet on South when guests can find off-the-menu bottles, last of the case items, single bottles and older wines of various vintages, all priced to sell along the evening meal of favorites such as the ricotta cavatelli and roasted Vermont suckling pig. The wines must be enjoyed on-site and accompanied by food. All are sold on a first come, first serve basis and cannot be held or stored. The offer is good through the month of August/Labor Day.

 

SHOES FOR CREWS, LLC intros new footwear

WEST PALM BEACH, FL – SHOES FOR CREWS, LLC introduces New Balance, Dockers and ACE to its slip-resistant footwear collection. The company, since 1984, has pioneered corporate programs that provide slip resistant footwear to more than 15,000 companies and 100,000 locations worldwide.

SHOES FOR CREWS will initially offer women’s and men’s New Balance styles 510 in five colors and 623 in two colors with a slip-resistant SureGrip outsole, with additional styles and colors coming in early 2018With the addition of the New Balance styles, SHOES FOR CREWS now offers a total of 49 wide styles.

SHOES FOR CREWS will offer Dockers men’s styles the “Partner” in black and the “Director” in brown and black, both featuring Stain Defender™ technology and a slip-resistant SureGrip outsole. Visit www.shoesforcrews.com.

99 Restaurants to be sold to J Alexander Holdings

99 Restaurants, in operation since the chain’s founding by Charlie Doe in 1952, will reportedly be sold to J. Alexander Holdings Inc. of Nashville, TN for $199 million.

Sysco CEO plans to step down in January, 2018

The chief executive officer of Sysco is expected to step down in January,2018 and be succeeded by Tom Beal, president and chief operating officer currently. CEO Bill Delaney will remain in the capacity of advisor.

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Sofitel New York team gets a new chef

NEW YORK – This past Spring the Sofitel team at Gaby Brasserie Francaise welcomed a new team member, Robert Hohmann, who brought more than 20 years experience in hospitality and catering to his post as executive chef. The restaurant focuses on light, season fare with American and French influences. He joined the establishment from four years as executive chef at The Roosevelt New York Hotel and before that, executive chef at The Warwick Hotel New York. Visit http://www.gabynyrestaurant.com/

Art Science in Cambridge gets new culinary leadership

CAMBRIDGE, MA – Cafe Art Science, exploring the frontiers of tomorrow here, is seeking to be “the most original, vibrant and forward-looking restaurant on the planet,” says founder David Edward who is also a Harvard professor. The establishment recently named new culinary leadership by Bar Directo Tenzin Samdo, most recently with Tavern Road in Boston and earlier, Trade in Cambridge and Chef de Cuisine Carolina Curtin of Haley.Henry Wine Bar and Menton. Along with pastry chef Giselle Miller, who’s been with the restaurant since last Fall, new director of operations Salvatore Rappo (Eataly Boston), and general manager Mark Grande (Bondir), the team will lead the “restaurant’s frontier exploration,” the restaurant announces.

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American Cheese Society winners announced

 

DENVER – At the American Cheese Society’s annual conference here recently, appropriately named “Cheese with Altitude,” the following winners were announced:

2017 Best of Show 1st Place

Tarentaise Reserve, Farms for City Kids Foundation/Spring Brook Farm, VT

2nd Place-

St. Malachi, The Farm at Doe Run, PA

3rd Place

Harbison, Cellars at Jasper Hill, VT

Editor’s Note: Tarentaise is a raw Jersey cow’s milk cheese, winner of numerous prizes. Profits from the sale  of the cheese benefit the missionof the Farms for City Kids Foundation. In operation since 1993, we have been bringing groups of children for week long stays at thefarm to experience and help in the care of farm animals, make maple syrup, and aid in the cheeses. Visit http://farmsforcitykids.org/

51 state list of “best breakfast” places published

Extra Crispy, a website about breakfast, brunch and what it calls “morning culture,” named the 51 Best Breakfast Destinations in the US. Among them were a dozen from the Northeast, including:

Quaker Diner, West Hartford, CT

Palace Diner, Biddeford, ME

Flour Bakery, Boston, MA

The Friendly Toast, Portsmouth, NH

Russ & Daughters Cafe, New York, NY

Balthazaar, New York, NY

Phoenicia Diner, New York, NY

Stop Inn, Woodside, NY

Federal Donuts, Philadelphia, PA

Don’s Diner, Pittsburgh, PA

Corner Café, Newport, RI

Penny Chase Café, Burlington, VT

 

 

 

 

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New airline to offer nonstop flights to Boston from 3 European cities

BOSTON – A new airline, Primara Air, will begin nonstop service year round to Boston from London, Birmingham and Paris, according to Patrick Moscaritolo, president and chief executive officer of the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau (GBCVB). “We expect them to add  flights from additional European cities to Boston in 2018 and 2019. The new service should drive more international visitors and more international spending for our restaurants, hotels and retail shops,” he notes.

 

Luxe Burger Bar announces 7th annual contest

PROVIDENCE – Luxe Burger Bar announces the return of the Build Your Own Burger competition from July 21-Sept. 15. Win $1,000 in prizes and have your burger featured in 2018. “We are excited to bring our Build Your Own Burger contest back for it’s seventh year,” says John Elkhay, Maestro, Chow Fun Food Group. “Each year, we receive hundreds of entries from the creative culinary minds of Providence and beyond, and we can’t wait to see what our guests come up with next.”

To participate, contestants simply fill out an entry form at the restaurant or at www.luxeburgerbar.com/byobcontest.

 

 

 

 

Luxe Burger Bar announces 7th annual contest

PROVIDENCE – Luxe Burger Bar announces the return of the Build Your Own Burger competition from July 21-Sept. 15. Win $1,000 in prizes and have your burger featured in 2018. “We are excited to bring our Build Your Own Burger contest back for it’s seventh year,” says John Elkhay, Maestro, Chow Fun Food Group. “Each year, we receive hundreds of entries from the creative culinary minds of Providence and beyond, and we can’t wait to see what our guests come up with next.”

To participate, contestants simply fill out an entry form at the restaurant or at www.luxeburgerbar.com/byobcontest.

 

 

 

USS Constitution to leave drydock Sunday night

 

CHARLESTOWN, MA – Late Sunday night the USS Constitution, in drydock for a $15 million restoration the past two years, is set to return to its home pier in the Charlestown Navy Yard when the drydock will be flooded. It will reportedly be pulled out when ropes and moved to Drydock #1 until August when it returns to its home berth on Pier 1.

Dunkin’ Brands names new Board member

CANTON, MA – Dunkin’ Brands names former The Wendy’s Company president and CEO and Arby’s CEO to its board of directors. Additionally, it named Jason Maceda, a 19-year Dunkin’ employee, senior v.p. of Baskin-Robbins U.S. and Canada.

 

Wynn casino seeking 4 a.m. license

EVERETT, MA – Wynn Boston Harbor is seeking a 4 a.m. license for its casino, an extension beyond the usual 2 a.m. closing license, from the Massachusetts Gaming Commission. The hours would be limited to the casino floor only.

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NYC Food Waste Fair coming July 25

BROOKLYN, NY – The New York Waste Fair brings the food industry together with sustainability experts to learn how to reduce costs and get the most out of food, while helping New York’s environment. This expo-style event offers workshops, digital content and live demos at the Brooklyn Expo Center from 9 a.m. to 6 p. m. Go to foodwastefair.nyc.

 

Taste new single grain Irish whiskey at Tales of the Cocktail

CHICAGO – Kilbeggan, an Irish town, produced a much loved whiskey for 200 years in a distillery that began in 1757. Today, the town celebrates a new premium whiskey, Kilbeggan® Single Grain Irish Whiskey, released here in the US recently.

“The passion and dedication that the citizens of Kilbeggan put into keeping this distillery alive is truly inspirational,” says John Cashman, Beam Suntory Global Brand Ambassador, Irish Whiskey. “Kilbeggan Single Grain is born out of this resilience and we are proud to offer a whiskey to be enjoyed by all – whether that’s as a traditional neat dram or in a modern craft cocktail. The folks at Kilbeggan Distilling Co. We are happy to share it with you any way you like.” The US became the first country in the world to introduce the whisky, introduce Kilbeggan Single Grain Irish Whiskey in late June 2017 with a suggested retail price of $29.99 (750ml). It joins the U.S. portfolio alongside Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey (40% ABV), an approachable, smooth blended whiskey that is still made using traditional methods. With the new expression, Kilbeggan Distilling Company’s portfolio now features several whiskeys that appeal to and are available across a variety of consumer targets, price tiers and whiskey occasions. Visit www.drinksmart.com.