The Eleven Madison Park running club readies for marathon
This year will be renaissance man Daniel Humm’s third time running the New York City marathon, and about 25 of the chef’s employees from Eleven Madison Park, The NoMad, and Made Nice are coming with. They’re all running to support No Kid Hungry, and will refuel afterwards with some Pasquale Jones pizza. Just like everything Humm does, it’s a pretty earnest endeavor, with him telling AMNY that, “It’s been a great way to bring us together.”
Hot Charleston restaurant pops up at Fairfax
Essential Charleston restaurant Little Jack’s is coming to NYC for two nights, bringing its award-winning burger to Fairfax in the West Village. The chef there knows the chef at Fairfax from growing up, so he’s coming to hang out and cook burgers with his high school bud. Walk on in on November 14 and November 15 for the tavern burger, steak tartare, crudites, cocktails, and more.
Cafe Henrie, going once, going twice
Cute little fashion- and art-focused coffee shop Cafe Henrie will be closing its doors after two years on the Lower East Side. Loved the colorful decor? It’s all for sale, right this way. November 12 is the last day to stop by for one last dragon bowl at 116 Forsyth Street.
Here comes Ho Foods
The East Village will get a Taiwan beef noodle soup shop, courtesy of Ho Foods. The former pop-up is moving into 110 East Seventh Street between Avenue A and First Avenue, bringing soups and cold vegetable sides from Blue Ribbon alum Richard Ho.
First female NYT food critic offers live advice
Blogger Dan Pashman, the guy behind food-focused podcast Sporkful, is launching a spinoff show with none other than Mimi Sheraton, also known as the Times’ first female food critic. Sheraton held down the job from 1975 to 1983 and went on to write for magazines such as Time, Condé Nast Traveler, Harpers Bazaar, and Vogue. Ask Mimi will feature Sheraton in conversation with Pashman and others, with the first episode premiering with a live taping on Tuesday, November 14 at Union Hall. She’ll be joined by Pashman, Empellon chef Alex Stupak, and actress Negin Farsad to answer questions about food and life. Tickets here.
A street meat history lesson
NY mag has been doubling down on its 50th anniversary, and as part of a series to celebrate that, Grub Street published a history of halal carts in NYC and how they became so prominent. The origin seems to come from the Trini Paki Boys cart in Times Square in the ’90s and fanned out as writers and other cart owners caught on to its success.
For another halal hit in Dearborn, Michigan, watch below: