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Barely a handful of years ago, parents embarking on dutiful tours of New York City's cultural institutions were coerced into plying their charges with T-Rex-shaped chicken nuggets at the Museum of Natural History, and pre-fab turkey wraps at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden—each commanding infinitely more than the (suggested) cost of admission. But taking a page from Danny Meyer (who notably resuscitated The Modern and the Whitney), museums have begun to reward their captive audiences with...
Prolific Brooklyn restaurateur Rob Newton is truly a jack-of-all-trades, skillfully spearheading southern-styled restaurants, Vietnamese street food spots, and local and sustainably minded cafes alike. But one thing he never had any real intention of becoming was a short-order fried chicken chef. “It got to the point when fried chicken comprised at least 40% of our orders at Seersucker,” Newton explains, of his original, acclaimed Smith Street eatery. “And while it was obvious that the...
We know a lot of reBar couples are still reeling following the DUMBO bar's sudden closure, but may we suggest they check out Brooklyn Botanic Garden for their nuptials? The park is about to get a major, wedding-friendly upgrade. According to Grub Street, Brooklyn chef Rob Newton, of Nightingale 9 fame, has officially signed on to oversee the reopening of the Garden's café and catering program. Newton will work closely with Patina Restaurant Group, the company behind...
We're going to assume that you already have your plans for tonight figured out. Even, that is, if your plans are to not have plans and to stay home, thus avoiding Uber surge pricing and subway cars that reek of vomit and piss and human desperation. But forget all that! Forget it all even though it hasn't even happened yet. Let's move forward, shall we, to New Year's Day, when you're going to want...