This Week's Top NYC Restaurant and Food News

By Patty Lee | July 25, 2014 By Patty Lee  |  July 25, 2014
Credit: Gabi Porter

- In anticipation of our 2014 30 Under 30 NYC launch on Monday, July 28th, we're catching up with notable alumni like Do or Dine chef Justin Warner.

- The Vendy Awards revealed the finalists for 3 of its 5 categories. Favorites likes Ramen Burger and Dough are in the running for Best Market Vendor and Best Dessert, respectively. [Delish]

- Vegetables are still hot — produce-driven tastings are now trending on menus across NYC.

New York City dive bars are having a rough year. Neighborhood hangouts Subway Inn, Ding Dong Lounge both announced this week that they're closing.

- Chef George Mendes (Aldea) plans to open a rustic Portuguese restaurant on 29th St. and Sixth Ave. [NYT]

- Become a pro at ordering off-the-menu items with our guide to 10 must-try secret dishes.

- First comes Starbucks, next comes Shake Shack? Danny Meyer's beloved burger chain is eyeing a location on Berry St. in Williamsburg. [Gothamist]

Places Mentioned

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Do or Dine

Eclectic Bedford-Stuyvesant
Food25 Decor18 Service21 Cost$40
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Mediterranean Flatiron
Food24 Decor21 Service23 Cost$103
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Shake Shack

Burger Flatiron
Food22 Decor14 Service16 Cost$17

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