Popular $2 burgers in Harlem
Don’t try to Google this burger cart: Mo’s in Harlem is not even on Yelp, and Foursquare has just two tips on it from 2012. Maurice “Mo” Robinson has been grilling on Lenox Avenue between 117th and 118th Streets since the ’90s, and he now makes up to 300 burgers, 120 hot dogs, and 100 hot sausages in one day. His prices certainly help — burgers are $2 and hot dogs $1.50, DNAinfo reports.
New hotel restaurant from a celebrated chef
Chef David Laris is descending upon NYC, set to make his U.S. debut after a 31-year career cooking in London, Hong Kong, and Shanghai. He’s also a consultant for the food at the upcoming Playboy Club. Come October, Laris will open Eden, an international restaurant in the Cachet Boutique Hotel in Hell’s Kitchen. Potential dishes include chicken breast with charred broccoli, fingerlings, Castelvetrano gremolata, and coconut yogurt at the no-tablecloth, a la carte spot. Then, in the spring, he will debut Bellbrook, an Asian-inspired, more formal spot.
Please meet bagel squirrel
Infinitely cuter than pizza rat, bagel squirrel is the Upper West Side’s newest mascot. The hungry critter had a quintessential New York Sunday morning with a nosh on an entire plain bagel while people watching. Photos right this way.
Some mixed reviews for Jean-Georges Vongerichten
In a double header review for AbcV and Public Kitchen — both new restaurants from chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten — New York magazine restaurant critic Adam Platt praised the vegetables at the former, but panned “generic” aspects of the latter. It led to two stars for AbcV, and a lonely one for Public Kitchen.
Checking in on the new Nobu
Brooklyn will host an insect eating festival
Chefs are still trying to make fetch happen, as evidenced by this upcoming weekend’s Brooklyn Bug Festival. There will be panels, live entertainment, and of course, plenty of bug-topped food to eat. The full lineup and tickets are available here.
What it’s like to be a pie consultant
On this Monday, feel job envy for Stacy Donnelly, whose gig is “pie consultant” for Broadway show Waitress. Connelly bakes the pies used as props on stage and those available for purchase: