Category Archives: American

Mighty Quinn’s BBQ: The documentary

Our interview became so in-depth that I jokingly call this a documentary. Enjoy.

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Pier A to be “largest restaurant in NYC”

March 4, 2014- By Steven E. Greer You might seriously want to be considering moving if you like Battery Park City for its quiet manicured parks and family-friendly environment. The Community Board tonight just rubberstamped a 4:00 AM liquor license … Continue reading

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Mighty Quinn’s BBQ: The review

April 19, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD BatteryPark.TV previously posted the 13-minute-long “documentary” video on the award-winning Mighty Quinn’s barbeque team of Hugh Mangum and Micha Magid. They are opening in May another Mighty Quinn’s in the Brookfield Place … Continue reading

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New chef for North End Grill selected: Eric Korsh

April 18, 2014- The NYT is reporting that Eric Korsh will be the next chef to run North End Grill and replace Floyd Cardoz. He comes from the French bistro Calliope, which closed down due to the bad economy, but … Continue reading

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Review: Sundaes and Cones is a rare good ice cream shop in Manhattan

April 13, 2014- By Steven E. Greer For whatever reason, New York City has a dearth of good ice cream stores. The only one I have been able to find is “Sundaes and Cones” in the Village by NYU (on … Continue reading

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Why Union Square Hospitality Group is the best in the business

(The new and improved Shake Shack fries) March 11, 2014- By Steven E Greer, MD The number of restaurant groups trying to copy Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG) and create the “better burger” are in the dozens, but … Continue reading

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Review: Umami Burger is fast food management trying to be fine dining

April 13, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Umami Burger will be opening soon in Brookfield Place. I went up to their Greenwich Village location to try it out. I walked away feeling as if I was ripped off by a … Continue reading

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Review: Bubby’s in Meatpacking District is a tourist trap

April 12, 2014- By Steven E. Greer I was in the Meatpacking District doing an errand and decided to try out the new Bubby’s restaurant across from the High-Line on Washington Street. My expectations were low based on my experience … Continue reading

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Floyd Cardoz Exits North End Grill

April 11, 2014- In a very important move, BPC’s best restaurant, the North End Grill, has announced that Chef Floyd Cardoz is leaving. He might

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Review: American Flatbread Tribeca

Update March 19, 2014- Flatbread is now promoting their large events room for kids birthdays, office parties, etc. March 5, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD I was invited to check out the 13-month old American Flatbread on Canal Street … Continue reading

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Lunch with the Chairman of Restaurant Week: Tracy Nieporent

February 24, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD BatteryPark.TV was pleased to be invited to have a marathon two-and-a-half-hour lunch with The Chairman of the Restaurant Week Committee, Tracy Nieporent, and brother of Drew Nieporent of the Myriad Restaurant Group. … Continue reading

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Road trip: West 26th Street has become a live music destination

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Mulberry and Vine (Organic, healthy, seasonal vegetables)

73 Warren Street Menu here (212) 791-6300

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Tour of Stone Street after Hurricane Sandy

Ronan Downs, the owner of several restaurants in the Financial District on Stone Street, such as Beckett’s, Stone Street Tavern, The Dubliner, Pizza Pizza, and Burger Burger gives a tour of the area after Hurricane Sandy. All of the establishments … Continue reading

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Oh no! Best restaurant in the country loses City’s “A” grade by health department

March 4, 2014- The Post reports, “Per Se, the three-Michelin-starred eatery in the Time Warner Center, lost its “A” rating last month after city inspectors wrote up seven violations and slapped it with a not-so-stellar “Grade Pending.”” Sasha Baron Cohen … Continue reading

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Why, Shake Shack? Why?

February 25, 2014- By Steven E. Greer I have been unable to go to Shake Shack for months now, because the joint has one of the worst designed seating sections I can think of. In the winter, without the outdoor … Continue reading

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The Battery Place Market

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Try the new Porterhouse pork chop at Blue Smoke, while it lasts

February 22, 2014- Try the Restaurant Week three-course special at Blue Smoke. At lunchtime, for $25, they offer an appetizer, entree, and dessert. Especially for Restaurant Week, they have a Porterhouse pork chop. It’s moist and savory.

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Details separate Blue Smoke from the rest of the pack

February 7, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Have you ever had a Southern-style biscuit made in a restaurant that was not so dry that it did not require butter and jam to prevent sticking to the roof of your mouth? … Continue reading

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Obstructionists lose. Gourmet diner coming to City Hall.

Update February 19, 2014- Denny’s got its liquor license. January 2, 2014- For unknown reasons, obstructionists opposed plans to bring affordable consistent dining, in the form of a Denny’s, to 150 Nassau Street, which is across from Pace University and … Continue reading

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BLT Bar & Grill at the W Hotel Downtown

Regional Director of the BLT restaurants, Pamela Friedl, takes us on a tour of the new Bar & grill at the W Hotel Downtown. For reservations, visit http://www.bltbarandgrill.com

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Daily Show features Moscow Shake Shack

 

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New Executive Chef for Blue Smoke empire

January 28, 2014- By Steven E. Greer I took a long lunch after getting my nails done, so to speak (i.e. haircut), and was chatting with the Director of Operations for all of the Blue Smoke restaurants of the USHG, … Continue reading

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Awesome new pastry chef at North End Grill

January 25, 2015- Tracy Obolsky, the new pastry chef at North End Grill, posted photos of her new brunch pastries. The manager set some aside for us to try. We consumed the maple pecan sticky bun and the bacon-filled croissant. … Continue reading

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North End Grill spicy short-rib Super Bowl hoagie

January 29, 2014- Chef Floyd has made this short-rib hoagie with Tabasco sauce for Super Bowl takeout orders. Call (646) 747-1600

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The Blue Smoke fried chicken sandwich

Update June 8, 2013- The Blue Smoke fried chicken sandwich is now perfected. Also, the management and staff have changed quite a bit. We can recommend this establishment. March 25, 2013 By Steven E. Greer We got an exclusive look … Continue reading

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Review: American Cut Tribeca

October 12, 2013- By Steven E. Greer American Cut recently opened in Tribeca at 363 Greenwich Street, near Franklin Street. It is a joint venture between Chef Marc Forgione and the LDV Hospitality group. The first American Cut is located … Continue reading

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Applewood-smoked chicken wings at Blue Smoke

July 1, 2013- The same applewood smoking that caused us to rave about the grilled chicken is used on the wings, at Blue Smoke on Vesey Street. Since we are eating Vegan now, note the spinach in the background.

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Blue Smoke’s cheeseburger and fries

June 22, 2013- We tried the new version of the Blue Smoke cheeseburger and fries and can proclaim that it is the best in the area. As with the chicken sandwich, the in-house made bun is sturdy enough to prevent … Continue reading

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Steak Frites North End Grill style

Grilled Beef Skewer with Sandra’s Kimchi $9, at North End Grill, plus the Thrice-Fried Spiced Fries $8 (order them less salty and the staff will accommodate you)

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Blue Smoke pulled pork sandwich

Real smoke comes to Blue Smoke The Blue Smoke fried chicken sandwich Blue Smoke’s cheeseburger and fries Danny Meyer tours his new Blue Smoke BBQ in Battery Park

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Danny Meyer opens huge nightclub on 28th and 11th Ave, Porchlight

January 10th, 2014- The Post reports, “In the fall, Meyer will open Porchlight (28th Street and 11th Avenue), a massive, 4,000-square-foot, Southerntinged bar that will be an offshoot of his Blue Smoke barbecue joints. Expect microbrews, signature cocktails and down-home … Continue reading

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If I were a chef, this would be my competition

Jeff Mahin’s Do-Rite doughnuts in Chicago January 4, 2014- By Steven Greer As viewers know from my brief commentaries on New York restaurants, I think that most simple foods are botched, and most fancy foods miss the target. If I … Continue reading

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Dylan Prime opens

December 17, 2013- A sneak peak at the new Dylan Prime that had a soft opening tonight. Our full review will follow soon, but we noticed right away some changes. The interior design is bright, with spotlights on prime tables.Although … Continue reading

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Bouley Botanical opens on White and Church Streets

Chef David Bouley and the Bouley Team have created a versatile new venue, Bouley Botanical, a living events space designed to excite all five senses, dedicated to the celebration of Private, Social and Business Events. Think of Botanical as a blank canvas that can be themed through … Continue reading

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Big Blow for Blue Smoke

December 9, 2013- The miraculous turnaround accomplished at Blue Smoke barbeque was made possible by the new manager, Andrea Borgen. We have learned that she has resigned and will be heading back to California. (There is no truth to the … Continue reading

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Real smoke comes to Blue Smoke

June 28, 2013- By Steven E. Greer Continuing our rediscovery of Blue Smoke Downtown, we happened to see someone order applewood-smoked chicken and followed suit, since it was something we had wished to be added to the formerly limited menu … Continue reading

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More than 15,000 read our review of North End Grill brunch

North End Grill’s ricotta pancakes with rhubarb jam and whipped honey butter $15 Click here for the menu and contacts ______________________________________________________________ Update November 1, 2013- A very respectable number of people, 14,622, have read this story to date.

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Josephine shut down by Health Department

December 5, 2013- Josephine, the restaurant in the rent-controlled building on Harrison and Greenwich Streets, has been shut down by the DOH, according to a local real estate blog. The post stated, “The back story, best as I can tell: … Continue reading

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Two-year review of The North End Grill: Truffle oil should be banned

November 29, 2013- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV had not dined at North End Grill (NEG) for several months, giving them a chance to make changes and corrections (One of Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality (USHG) strengths is spotting trouble … Continue reading

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