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<i>Welcome to</i> <i>Ask Eater</i><i>, a column from Eater New York where the site’s editors, reporters, and critics answer specific or baffling restaurant requests from readers and friends. A new question and answer will run every Thursday. Have a question for us?</i> <i>Submit your question in this form</i><i>.</i><p><i>Hi Eater,</i><p><i>I’m a</i> …

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Bauer’s Top 100 Includes Restaurants Owned by Accused Harassers

It’s here: <i>SF Chronicle</i> critic <b>Michael Bauer</b>’s yearly proclamation of the top 100 restaurants in the Bay Area. The 2018 edition has been particularly anticipated as the dining public has awaited Bauer’s decision on whether to include restaurants owned by men who’ve been publicly, and credibly, …

List-Worthy

Matcha Cafe Maiko Almost Ready in Chinatown

Honolulu’s <b>Matcha Stand Maiko</b> is almost ready to being serving in Chinatown and still has its eyes on a Henderson expansion.<p>A huge hit among tourists and locals for its very green ice cream and floats — all created with finely ground green tea leaves imported from Uji, Kyoto’s Harima Garden — in Las …

Tea

‘Dallas’ Actor Patrick Duffy Will Open a Bar Inside This Hollywood Theater

A forthcoming bar inside Hollywood’s Broadwater Theater wants to serve drinks to theatergoers or any thirsty traveler. Actor Patrick Duffy, his son Padraic Duffy, and Padraic’s wife Emily Kosloski created the <b>Broadwater Plunge</b>, with plans to open before the annual theater event, the Hollywood Fringe …

Santa Monica

Falafel Yoni Is Ready to Shower Mile End in Crisp-Fried Chickpeas

Montreal’s falafel scene expands on Friday (April 27), as <b>Falafel Yoni</b> opens in Mile End, promising fresh-fried Israeli style falafel sandwiches and more.<p>As reported in March, Yoni is a 12-seat counter-service spot on St-Viateur West in the space next to pub Bishop & Bagg, which was formerly Café …

Chickpeas

Former 8Arm Baker Brings Biscuit Sandwiches, Fruit Tarts to Cabbagetown

Pastry and bread baker Sarah Dodge is back with her “Bread is Good” breakfast pop-up this weekend. The first weekend in quite a while with no rain in the forecast. Dodge will be serving her popular biscuits, fruit tarts, scones, and waffles at Little’s Food Store in Cabbagetown Saturday, April 28 …

Breakfast

North County Scoops Up Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream

Coming this summer to The Shoppes at Carlsbad is <b>Sweet Cloud Creamery</b>, a new spot specializing in made-to-order ice cream. Scheduled to launch on the Fourth of July, the frozen treats shop will also open at Chula Vista Center on the summer holiday.<p>Sweet Cloud Creamery will offer a fully customizable …

Summer Vacation

Little Havana Wants To Get Petworth Drunk on Lots of Rum

A slice of Cuba is coming to D.C., with Little Havana now projected to open in Petworth in late May with elevated twists on traditional fare and carved-out pineapples functioning as glassware for rum drinks.<p>Seasoned restaurateur Alfredo Solis, founder of popular neighborhood taquerias El Sol and …

Washington D.C.

Austin Monthly Praises the Beautiful Simplicity of Italian Sandwich Shop La Matta

Megan Kimble of <i>Austin Monthly</i> paid a visit to <b>La Matta</b> this week, and was reminded of the things Italians do right. She claims that the East Sixth casual Italian shop proves that “love sometimes arrives in the form of a sandwich.”<p>Kimble enjoyed La Matta’s “fresh” panini on “delicious” baguettes. She …

Bread

Israeli Slider Chain Opening SF, Bay Area Locations

<b>Burgerim expands mini-burger empire</b><p>An Israeli Burger chain with more than 160 worldwide locations has expansion plans in store for the Bay Area, with new locations in the works for Concord, El Cerrito, San Francisco (on Mission Street), San Jose, San Pablo, Santa Clara, and San Mateo — plus …

tea room

Watch: Does Hand-Folding Make Better Dumplings Than a Press?

File dumplings under the foods you enjoy eating but maybe haven’t tackled cooking at home due to a relative level of difficulty. “Making dumplings is definitely muscle memory,” says host Esther Choi, of New York’s Mokbar. “It just takes time and practice.”<p>Choi is battling her handmade dumpling …

Food

Praline Connection Just Opened a New Spot With a Drive-Thru Window

<i>OPENING ALERT —</i> Praline Connection Express opened its doors, and its drive-thru window, this week.<p><i>COMING ATTRACTIONS —</i> Mayor Mitch Landrieu gave a sneak peek of the airport’s new $1 billion terminal, which will include restaurants backed by Emeril Lagasse and Susan Spicer and possibly an outpost of …

Sausages

More than 200 NYC Restaurants Demand Right to Add a Surcharge to Bills

Restaurants in New York want to the right to charge diners a surcharge on their bills.<p>More than 200 restaurants — from Michelin-starred restaurants like Eleven Madison Park and Cafe Boulud to popular neighborhood ones like Jack’s Wife Freda and St. Anselm — have signed a letter to Mayor Bill de …

Hospitality

Fries N’ Pies to ‘Reinvent’ Poutine and Pizza

The replacement for the shuttered <b>Papaya King</b> at Harmon Square plans to not only “reinvent” pizza, but also bring a poutine-focused menu to the eastside.<p><b>Fries N’ Pies</b> will take over the 1,558-square-foot corner space at the retail hub at the intersection of Paradise Road and Harmon Avenue, across …

Food

Fancy New Chicago McDonald’s Runs Out of International Items on Opening Day

If the demand from the first day is an indication of future success, <b>McDonald’s</b> has a hit in the West Loop. The new restaurant, on the ground floor of the fast-food icon’s new corporate headquarters, ran out of many of the items from its international menu — food sold at McDonald’s in other …

McDonald's

Brome Modern Eatery Springs to Life in Detroit Next Month

The anticipated second outpost of<b>Brome Modern Eatery</b> — Dearborn’s popular spot for burgers, shakes, and juices — will debut on Saturday, May 12, in downtown Detroit. The fast-casual burger spot is located at 607 Shelby St. The restaurant’s accompanying juice bar called <b>Balence Bar</b> will be located on …

Detroit

Dough Zone’s Ramen Restaurant Has Closed in Issaquah

Issaquah’s <b>Ramen Bushi-Do</b> has ended its run after less than two years, despite being owned by Jason Zhai and his wife Nancy, the same folks behind wildly successful local chain Dough Zone Dumpling House. Ramen Bushi-Do, opened in July 2016, appears as permanently closed on Google and Yelp, and Jason …

Seattle

Twin Peaks Breastaurant Waitresses Sue Over Unwanted Touching and Discrimination

Two women and a man who formerly worked at <b>Twin Peaks Restaurant</b> in suburban Chicago have filed a discrimination lawsuit against the chain claiming ownership wasn’t completely honest when describing the revealing pieces of clothing they would have to wear while working at the breasteraunt. The …

Twin Peaks

Kuniko Yagi’s New Downtown Plan Involves Fried Chicken Sandwiches

More food news for the sprawling <b>ROW</b> complex in Downtown, as <b>Kuniko Yagi</b> has signed on for a new fried chicken space not far from Rappahannock, Paramount Coffee Project, and all the other restaurants starting to come online.<p>The new Yagi project is to be called <b>Pikunico</b>. It’s a name that has been …

Texas

Famous Udon Restaurant in Chinatown Calls It Quits

Fans of <b>Marugame Monzo</b>, the famous udon restaurant out of Los Angeles, will have to make the trek to LA to pick up those amazing udon dishes instead of making the drive to Chinatown. On Friday, the restaurant posted on Facebook its plans to close.<p>“We’ve got some bad news and some exciting news for …

Las Vegas

Circo Will Soon Be Dallas’ Most Over-the-Top Restaurant

Nearly two years after announcing its planned expansion into Dallas, it appears that Circo will finally debut in Uptown at the end of May.<p>The spinoff from New York’s now-shuttered Le Cirque will occupy two floors of the new 22-story high rise at 2619 McKinney Avenue, and will feature a resort-style …

Dallas

Brewery Faisan and More Restaurants and Bars Score Motor City Match Grants

Detroit’s small business development program Motor City Match is back again with its 12th round of grants. As expected, there are tons of exciting food and beverage projects amongst this most recent crop of award recipients including breweries, bars, bakeries, and markets. Here’s an introduction to …

Detroit

14 Outstanding Tacos to Try in D.C.

Any time is a great time to eat tacos in D.C.<p>This roundup highlights newcomers like Cleveland Park’s Mayahuel and Shaw’s Cortez, as well as standbys such as El Rey and Taqueria Habanero. Most options — wrapped with flour or corn tortillas — start at $3 a pop, which means going on a citywide taco …

Mexico

Israeli Restaurant Jaffa Jumps to Second Location in Palms

The modern Middle Eastern movement continues to take over every neighborhood in Los Angeles, coming next to Palms with the opening of a second <b>Jaffa</b> restaurant later this year or early next.<p>The first Jaffa, located on saturated West Third Street, only opened in December but has already become one of …

Israel

Inside The World of Baseball Stadium Dining

This week on the Eater Upsell podcast, we’re talking all things baseball stadium dining. Baseball has long been the ideal sport for food consumption — the games are long and filled with pauses for snack breaks — but stadiums are now dining destinations in their own right with locations of Shake …

Food & Dining

NYPD Sergeant Sues Starbucks Over Assault at Midtown Location

A New York Police Department sergeant is suing <b>Starbucks</b> after getting assaulted by a homeless man at the 39th Street and Eighth Avenue location last year — another result of Starbucks’ vague policies for non-paying customers that’s been under fire since the Philly arrest.<p>In this case, on September …

Homelessness

The 10 Hottest New Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Two years after the frenzy of the Olympic Games, Rio de Janeiro has returned to its normal rhythm. That’s a good thing, according to Brazil-based contributor Rafael Tonon, who has graciously offered up his picks for the buzziest openings of the past 12 months. “Rio’s latest openings are full of …

Rio De Janeiro

Musaafer Will Bring Obsessively-Sourced Indian Cuisine to the Galleria

Musaafer, a restaurant dedicated to the regional cuisines of India, will open later this year at the Galleria.<p>The latest addition to the Galleria’s growing line-up of restaurants will occupy a sprawling 10,000 square feet of space in the Galleria’s VI Wing, just across from where Nobu is set to …

Houston

Comedy Central’s SF Festival Will Drop Fried Chicken and Cheeseboys in June

<b>Clusterfest</b>, comedy’s answer to music festivals like Outside Lands, is gearing up for a second year in Civic Center, and it’s just released a very serious, no-joke lineup of food options.<p>On top of the event’s 70 comedians and musicians — headliners are The Lonely Island, TrevorNoah, Jon Stewart, …

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Where to Eat Tacos in Atlanta

There’s never a wrong day to eat tacos, and Atlanta has plenty of options in which to enjoy these meat or vegetable-filled tortilla bundles. The metro area offers every form of taco from the truly authentic to Americanized versions to Korean-infused bites. Here are the spots around Atlanta …

Texas