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i'm the chief food critic for ny.eater.com. i also run thepricehike.com. my deets: sutton@eater.com or 1.917.463.6311.

Salvation Burger Nails Everything - Except the Burgers

Salvation Burger Nails Everything - Except the Burgers
ny.eater.com — Now take a bite. The burger maintains its form, without squishing down like most other meat-free patties, the interior crumbing apart with the ease of coffee cake. It's a stellar creation, and at $16 without fries - a full ten dollars more than its counterpart at Superiority Burger in the East Village, viewed by many as the city's finest vegetarian burger - it better be.

Bruno Pizza Drops Admin Fee; Goes Service-Included

Bruno Pizza Drops Admin Fee; Goes Service-Included
ny.eater.com — Bruno, arguably the city's most divisive pizzeria (Pete Wells hated it, this critic loved it), has switched around its no tipping policy. Gone is the administrative fee, a charge that New York's Department of Consumer Affairs frowns upon, and in its place is a Danny Meyer-style service-included system.

If You're Going to Vandal, It's Not for the Food

If You're Going to Vandal, It's Not for the Food
ny.eater.com — In fact, Vandal might be the best-trafficked new restaurant since Tao Downtown opened in 2013 -€" which isn't too surprising, because it's run by the same people. Located on the Bowery, Vandal has 360 seats and can accommodate cocktail parties for a thousand guests, a fact that led me to believe, incorrectly, that I could walk in at 8:30 on a Friday evening.

Eaters’ Journal 4/22/16: Mr. Donahue’s, Impero Caffe, El Rey, Very Fresh Noodles, and More

Eaters’ Journal 4/22/16: Mr. Donahue’s, Impero Caffe, El Rey, Very Fresh Noodles, and More
ny.eater.com — El Rey : Two years ago El Rey opened its doors principally as a coffee shop, but soon the quirky cooking of Goat Town veteran Gerardo Gonzalez began to attract attention on its own. The vegetarian menu seemed to be what everyone wanted to eat at the moment, its brevity being an added plus.

We Need to Talk About the Tuna Fish Sandwich at Breads Bakery

We Need to Talk About the Tuna Fish Sandwich at Breads Bakery
ny.eater.com — And although the same could be said about the humble bologna and cheese, or the classic peanut butter and jelly, you don't see the prime components of those classics commanding top dollar at swank raw fish joints. Isn't a spicy maguro roll, after all, simply a tuna sandwich in leaner clothes - mashed flesh, mayo, spicy, and starch?

Let Sunday Brunchers Start Drinking at 8 a.m., Cuomo-Appointed Group Says

Let Sunday Brunchers Start Drinking at 8 a.m., Cuomo-Appointed Group Says
ny.eater.com — Brunch, a weekend-only meal where it's societally acceptable to consume alcoholic beverages in the morning, has long faced a steep hurdle in New York: it's not actually legal to serve alcohol in the morning on Sundays. That might soon change.

Midtown's Priciest Power Restaurants Are Getting Pricier

Midtown's Priciest Power Restaurants Are Getting Pricier
ny.eater.com — Union Square Hospitality Group's most expensive establishment is now even more expensive. The two Michelin-starred spot, the first of Danny Meyer's restaurants to raise wages and switch to a tip-free system, has hiked prices across the board in the formal dining room. During lunch, three courses are now $118 (up $6), while four courses are $128 (up $8).

Lilia Wows Williamsburg With Serious Italian Food and Soft Serve

Lilia Wows Williamsburg With Serious Italian Food and Soft Serve
ny.eater.com — I could, if I were so inclined, easily review nothing but new Italian venues until Memorial Day (and Japanese omakase spots until mid-summer). But I won't. Because even though many of these pasta places are quite satisfying, few feel like the type of distinctive or groundbreaking venues we'll remember five years on.

New York Was Wrong to Exclude Tipped Workers From Full $15 Minimum

New York Was Wrong to Exclude Tipped Workers From Full $15 Minimum
ny.eater.com — Allow me to explain. Cuomo, upon debuting his campaign for a $15 minimum last September, said he was seeking an "all industry" wage for "all workers." Many interpreted that to mean the governor would follow the path of California and six other states in requiring waiters to be paid the full minimum, rather a separate, lower minimum, with gratuities making up the difference.

New York Approves $15 Minimum Wage, Paid Family Leave

New York Approves $15 Minimum Wage, Paid Family Leave
ny.eater.com — Hours after California became the first state to approve a $15 minimum wage, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced an agreement with Albany lawmakers for a $15 minimum as well - a change that means hospitality industry workers throughout the state will see their per-house pay rise and restaurants must deal with rising labor costs for employees like dishwashers and cooks.
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May 04, 2016

RT @shitfoodblogger: i bet the staff you steal wages from think it's an honor you were nominated for a Beard Award even though you lost #jbfaa

May 04, 2016

merci mille fois to @manymanywords for editing me + helping shape the story pre-publication! humbled to have a byline at the mighty @Racked!

May 04, 2016

But some of you will loathe it. Goes with the territory.

May 04, 2016

I have a non-food story coming out tomorrow. You will like it. Promise.

May 03, 2016

RT @GMPaiella: *Does keg stand on a keg filled with Pamplemousse LaCroix*


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