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Fresh Blood

The New York Times has come out with it’s fall restaurant preview!

Check out this list, and whet your appetites – there are some pretty thrilling newcomers set to open this fall!

What am I excited for? Andrew Carmellini’s new spot, Spasso, Porsena, Mehtaphor, and any one of the new spots set to populate Greenwich Ave between 8th Ave and 6th Ave.

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Fast Food, the Fast Lane to a Heart Attack

This article is downright terrifying, offering up a list of the 40 Deadliest Fast Food Meals EVER.

Worried? Check it here.

Grossed out yet? I am. Chipotle, I forsake you.

(Note: there are some suspicious inclusions, including a few Subway sandwiches…I would called a footlong roast beef pretty acceptable in the face of fried chicken and biscuits, double whoppers, and taco bell ‘salads.’)

A Very New York St. Patty’s Day

Hoping for the luck o’ the Irish? Perhaps an Irishman yourself? or maybe you just really love the color GREEN?

Regardless of your reasons, today is the day to celebrate St. Patrick in your finest shades of evergreen, mint, jungle green, Kelly green, perhaps even seafoam. As any proper North Eastern city should, New York offers diverse options for celebrating, ranging from good clean fun to, well, not good clean fun.

Please see highlights below:

St. Patrick’s Day Parade: 11am, starting at 44th and 5th Avenue, featuring the who’s who of the Catholic Church, bagpipers, and step dancers.

St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl, courtesy of nymag: http://nymag.com/personals/articles/02/03/stpatricksdaybars.htm

Music and Theater: the Irish Arts Center comes out of hiding on this glorious Irish day with events throughout March and April, see here: http://www.irishartscenter.org/

Hot Toddies: because sometimes Guiness can get old – check favorites out at Shoolbred’s, the Brandy Library, Brass Monkey, Puck Fair, Char No. 4, and Alice’s Tea Cup.

Bagpiping: We all love ourselves a little bit of bagpipin’ to brighten a day, check out the FDNY’s Emerald Society, http://www.fdnypipesanddrums.net/

The Bloscars

Saveur magazine has accepted food bloggers and gone so far as to initiate the first annual Best Food Blog Awards.

While the categories easily tilt towards blogs that discuss cooking rather than eating (hence my absence, naturally…), there are some great finds in here!

Check it out: http://www.saveur.com/contest_bow.jsp?ID=1000011135&main=yes

Cattle-ist

For better or worse, I rarely think about the meat I put in my mouth beyond a) what animal is it from and b) is it fresh. This New York Times article trains the spotlight on a remarkable organization in Rhode Island that works to preserve heritage livestock and proffers a number of bizarre facts about the state of this country’s meat and dairy market.

Did you know that about 20 champion bulls are responsible for about 50% of the gene pool for Holstein cows, which make up 93% of our nation’s dairy cow population? Talk about in-breeding…

Dining Trends We Already Saw Happening

Nation’s Restaurant News put out a feature on the 5 main dining trends of 2010 – most of which we’ve already seen at the forefront of NYC dining so far this year.

A recap?

1. The return of simple food (burgers, burgers, and more burgers, with some fried chicken in the mix)
2. Restaurant-grown ingredients
3. Take-out and mobile ordering initiatives
4. Healthful meals (seasonal ingredients, calorie counts, fast food chains health food programs)
5. Regional ethic

Check out the full article here!

Anyplace Named After a Puppy is OK with Me

Simply, I can’t wait to check out Bar Henry, the new venture by the owner’s of the Bedford Street’s Cafe Henri.

It’s subterranean, romantic, stocked with wine and steak, and named after a Maltipoo! Score!

Grub Street has the menu:
http://newyork.grubstreet.com/2009/11/bar_henry.html