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This Week's Top Stories on Eater NY

Check out the 10 most-read stories on Eater this past week.

Scott Westerfield

1) Sushi Park, Pommes Frites Destroyed in Massive East Village Building Explosion [UPDATE]fire.0.0.0.jpg

A terrible explosion ripped through 2nd Ave near 7th Street. It destroyed a few restaurants including Pommes Frites, Sushi Park, Sam's Deli, and injured numerous East Village residents, many of whom are still displaced from their homes.

Scott Westerfield

2) Flushing's Kum Gang San Ordered to Pay $2.67 Million to 11 Employees


Kum Gang San, a restaurant in Flushing was forced to pay $2.67 in back wages after employees filed suit against the restaurant last year. In addition to the various abuses that made these employees sue, the restaurant has also been fined for child labor violations.

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3) The Most Anticipated New York City Restaurant Openings of Spring/Summer 2015


Here's a breakdown of the hottest restaurants to look out for once the weather starts to warm up. This includes new spots from Danny Meyer and Mario Batali and many more.

Ben Jay

4) Twitter Responds to Blast at Pommes Frites


The Second Ave explosion caused the demise of a beloved, late-night mainstay Pommes Frites. Here are a variety of reactions people had, taken from Twitter.

Scott Westerfield

5) Seven Important Things to Know About French Food Megaplex Le District 16297829714_320d01d704_k.0.0__1_.0.jpg

Learn some more about Peter Poulakakos's, Le District, a 30,000-square-foot complex devoted to French food.


6) Four Restaurants to Try This Weekend in New York City

The best restaurants to eat at this weekend include New York's first cider bar, a NorCal themed restaurant, and Robert Sietsema's recommendation for the best place to get dosas.


7) A Tour of New York's Classic Literary Haunts 20150312-Petes_Tavern-1.0.jpg

Care to visit the bars where Ernest Hemingway, Ezra Pound, Eugene O’Neill, and E.E. Cummings hung out back in the day? Check out Robert Sietsema's guide.

Robert Sietsema

9) Here Are the NYC Finalists for the 2015 James Beard Awards

jbfa.0.0.0.jpg The Oscars of the food world just released a list of finalists for their awards gala, which will be held in Chicago on May 4. As per usual, New York made a pretty strong showing.

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10) Mu Ramen's Foie-Stuffed Wings Take Days and Days to Prepare


In the latest edition of The Hot Dish, check out Mu Ramen's Joshua Smookler create the city's most labor intensive and time consuming chicken wings. They finished product is stuffed with foie gras, brioche and quince paste.

Nick Solares