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April Bloomfield Is Done Serving Burgers at New Restaurants

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Plus, Baked by Melissa #SidesWithLove and is giving away 100,000 cupcakes

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Say goodbye to burgers at April Bloomfield’s new restaurants
Spotted Pig

Don’t expect burgers in LA from April Bloomfield

Spotted Pig owners April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman talked to Bloomberg about their new LA restaurant Hearth & Hound, where there isn’t even a burger on the menu. Instead it’s going to be “a lot of vegetables” as well as “pigeons and ducks, and chickens, a little bit of beef,” says Bloomfield. The hearth is a centerpiece, along with a rotisserie for chickens and “maybe some lamb.” As for those burgers, “I’ve gotten burgers out of my system,” she says of the dish for which she’s become known. Other meaty bits from the piece: Friedman says that “virtually everyone involved in the Pig has invested in the Hollywood property,” which means likely Jay-Z.


Baked by Melissa is giving away 100,000 cupcakes “in an effort to spread love and positivity throughout the nation,” according to a statement. Starting at noon, customers can go online and send a 25-pack of cupcakes in a gift box “absolutely free of charge to surprise a special someone they care about.” Here’s the link.

Massimo Bottura, Ana Roš are visiting Eataly in October

Tickets are now on sale for the chefs’ forum Identità Golose 2017, an event at Eataly NYC Flatiron from October 10 to 12. Participating chefs include the World’s Best Female Chef for this year, Ana Roš, as well as the first recipient of Michelin’s Woman Chef Award Caterina Ceraudo; Enrico Cerea and Virgilio Martinez; and Massimo Bottura and Eric Ripert. Tickets for seminars and dinners are available here.

Deadline for posting calorie info extended

The city’s Department of Health pushed the deadline for restaurants, grocery, and convenience stores to post calorie information for prepared foods from August 21 until at least August 25: the date of the court hearing in Manhattan federal court over the lawsuit filed by the National Restaurant Association and the National Association of Convenience Stores.

Mas (Farmhouse) opens sibling on the North Fork

Today, chef Galen Zamarra opens The Halyard at Sound View, a new hotel in Greenport. The waterfront restaurant features a menu of seafood and “American retro classics,” says the press release, in a space that features a piano bar and lounge as well as a pool and beach bar.

Eat your vegetables

In light of April Bloomfield’s burger fatigue, an ode to her vegetables:

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