Shake Shack now has food trucks for hire
People can now book a Shake Shack truck with a customizable menu for their wedding, birthday, or any other event that requires burgers and shakes. The Danny Meyer burger brand has a truck available in the tri-state area as well as one in Atlanta, and more info on how to book it as well as pricing can be found here.
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que apologizes for offensive food special name
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, which is based in Syracuse but has a location in Brooklyn, issued an apology yesterday after outcry against its latest food deal. The restaurant advertised a special called the “Robert Kraft,” the New Englands Patriots owner whose recent sex trafficking scandal has been in the news. Dinosaur advertised on its social media for the “Robert Kraft,” a jerked and pulled chicken sandwich being offered at its Syracuse location. “It was a joke that we didn’t completely think through,” a spokesperson said in a statement.
Hudson Yards and Time Warner Center have a new food boss
Ron Parker was named CEO of Related Restaurant Group, making him the new overlord for the management and curation of all restaurants at the company’s holdings, which include the massive Hudson Yards development project as well as Time Warner Center. He’s a Union Square Hospitality Group vet and most recently was the chief operating officer there.
An opening on the Lower East Side
Seafood has arrived in Hell Square in the form of newly opened Chamusca at 92 Rivington St, between Orchard and Ludlow streets. There are daily raw bar happy hour specials and a seafood tower for $50. The space used to hold Japanese restaurant Mimi & Coco.
A night of product pitches
Made by We — an offshoot of the coworking space company WeWork — is hosting a pitch night tonight, in which the winners will be sold in the retail shop. It’ll be judged by experts including Eater NY’s own editor Serena Dai. She’ll be joined by Alexis Swerdloff of New York magazine, Maddy Moelis of Great Jones, and Manish Vora of the Museum of Ice Cream. More info and tickets can be found here.