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i'm a food critic & data guy for eater. i also run www.thepricehike.com and www.thebaddeal.com. Message me at sutton@eater.com

Japanese Cake Boutique Harbs Is Painting Chelsea in Coffee and Whipped Cream

ny.eater.com — When Lady M Confections hit the scene back in 2004, word slowly spread of the haute Japanese cake boutique's Mille Crêpes cake: a gâteau made from 20 carefully stacked crêpes layered with pastry cream. Since then, the cr ê pe cake novelty has worn off, but Lady M has sustained its business, even adding a cafe in Los Angeles last year.

Ryan's Sutton's Top 13 New Restaurants of 2014

ny.eater.com — After a snoozer of a start, it ended up being a banging good year for New York restaurants, with diners showing an increased willingness to eat more adventurous foods than they're accustomed to. Or to put it more simply: 2014 was when President Obama ate at Estela.

Superiority Burger to Serve NYC's Hottest Veggie Burgers on Christmas at the Old Dirt Candy

ny.eater.com — Del Posto pastry maestro Brooks Headley is bringing back his wildly popular veggie burger pop-up Superiority Burger on Christmas Day at 430 East 9th Street. If that address sounds familiar, it's because that's the original, tiny Dirt Candy space. The menu, which sports a drinking Jesus, says to expect charred broccoli salad, veggie burgers, tofu wraps, candy cane gelato, and more.

Two Years After Hurricane Sandy, Half of the Barbarini Finally Returns With Da Claudio

ny.eater.com — Sandy's wrath washed away most of the restaurants in South Street Seaport, including one of the area's best and least touristy options, Barbarini Alimentari. After the storm, one half of the ownership team, husband and wife duo Linda and Claudio Marini, sought higher ground over on Ann Street, while their partners, Stefano Barbagallo and Adriana Luque stuck around to rebuild the Barbarini space as Barbalu.

A Roundup of Celebrities Posing With Josh Capon and Raw Steak at Bowery Meat Company

ny.eater.com — Bowery Meat Company, Josh Capon and John McDonald's latest celebrity magnet, is all about the meat. So when a big name arrives, Capon has taken to appearing tableside, wielding raw beef, for a group shot. Last night it was Jaleel White (better known as Steve Urkel), ex-Giants player Michael Strahan, Capon and a couple of cote de boeufs.

Cochinita Dos Will Close This Friday to Make Way for Dimes Superette

ny.eater.com — It looks like things are moving ahead swiftly with the new Dimes Superette at 49 Canal Street. Adam Frank of Cochinita Dos, the offshoot of Clinton Hill taqueria Cochinita, sends word to The Lo Down that the restaurant will shutter this Friday. The taco spot had a short run in the space, opening only this past May.

'Persian Mediterranean Grill' Mazeish Moves Into the Old Pok Pok Phat Thai Space

ny.eater.com — The teeny tiny subterranean space where Andy Ricker operated Pok Pok Phat Thai until his recent retreat to Brooklyn, will soon reopen as Mazeish, which describes itself as a "Persian Mediterranean grill." Last Eater heard, the space was going to be an Afghan falafel joint, but that concept must have fallen through.

SantaCon Now Officially Banned from the East Village and the LES Too

ny.eater.com — No one wants a visit from Santa this year. Bushwick officially kicked out the hoards of drunken Saint Nicks that is SantaCon, and now Community Board 3 (which covers the East Village, LES, and part of Chinatown) is banning the red-robed men as well.

Red Hook's Defonte's Is Bringing Its Massive Sub Sandwiches to Staten Island This Sunday

ny.eater.com — This Sunday, legendary Red Hook sub shop Defonte's is opening a second location in the most unlikely of places: Staten Island. The shop's opening in the Stapleton neighborhood, which owner Nicholas Defonte tells DNAinfo, "reminded me a little bit of Red Hook many years ago before it got built up [as] it is now."

Mu Ramen Does Everyone a Favor and Starts Taking Day-Of Reservations

ny.eater.com — Robert Sietsema was a pretty big fan of Mu Ramen when he stopped by for an early visit. His only major complaint? The wait. The newly opened ramen-ya in Long Island City is drawing several hour waits, and even the crappy weather isn't keeping people away.
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Dec 20, 2014

Asian American Doll by @nbcsnl = BRILLIANT play on stereotypes, political correctness, corporate focus groups, and dog eating.

Dec 19, 2014

I drink daiquiris when I'm nursing a cold, and when I'm not.

Dec 19, 2014

. @soniachopra 1) Now you know 2) I have successfully SNUCK bottled water through security.

Dec 19, 2014

RT @soniachopra: Today I learned TSA classifies snow cones as liquids. And also that people try to sneak snow cones through security at JFK?

Dec 19, 2014

Anyone looking for a solo meal at Blanca on xmas? ($195 + pairings). Parties of two apparently booked up that day pic.twitter.com/46KtPaBtXW

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