Best of the NYC Food Blogosphere: September 12-16, 2011

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Sam Sifton, Restaurant Critic at the New York Times, Steps Down
The city’s food bloggers weigh in on Sam Sifton’s move to the national desk at the New York Times.
Fork in the Road: “A Few Thoughts about Sam Sifton’s Replacement at the New York Times”
Eater: “A Timeline of All New York Times Restaurant Critics”

Atlantic Wire (via The Food Section): “The End of the Career Food Critic”

Grub Street: “Chefs React to Sifton’s Sayonara”

“A Look Back at Sam Sifton’s Greatest Hits and Misses”

More Vendy Nominees Unveiled
Nominees for the best Jersey-based food trucks and the “Rookie of the Year” award were announced this week.
Grub Street: “The Vendy Nominees for Rookie of the Year Are …”
Fork in the Road: “The Vendys to Honor Food Trucks from Jersey”

Feast of San Gennaro 2011: Preview
If you’re going to San Gennaro (Sept. 15-25), be sure to read these blogger reports first.
*Fork in the Road: “Old Vs. New: An Early Report on Food at the San Gennaro Festival, 2011”
*Gothamist: “San Gennaro Kicks Off With A Cannoli-Eating World Record!”

*Serious Eats: “What to Eat at the San Gennaro Festival”

Pig Island 2011: The Lowdown
Bloggers report on last weekend’s Pig Island pork extravaganza.
The Wandering Eater: “Pig Island 2011 at Governors Island”
NYC Tastes:
“Pig Island 2”

This Weekend: Korean Food Festival at the Korean Presbyterian Church of Bayside
It’s hard to pick just one among the many excellent food events going on this weekend. But we’re betting there will be awesome Korean home cooking at the Korean Presbyterian Church of Bayside’s Korean Food Festival. The action starts at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday (Sept. 18).

Food and Drink Reviews: Our Picks of the Week
*Amuse Bouche: Il Bambino (Astoria, Queens)
*Bionic Bites: Sakagura (Midtown); Henan Flavor (Chinatown)
*Brooklyn Based: Milk Truck vs. Food Freaks (Fort Greene, Brooklyn)
*BushwickBK: Alizee Café (Bushwick, Brooklyn)
* Korzo Haus (East Village)
*Eat to Blog: Big Gay Ice Cream Shop (East Village)
*Eating in Translation: Havana Café (Pelham Bay, Bronx); Habibi (Sunnyside, Queens); Taiwanese Gourmet (Elmhurst, Queens)
*Eating the World in NYC: Sake Bar Hagi (Midtown)
*Edible Queens: Han Joo Chik Naeng Myun & BBQ (Flushing, Queens)
*Fooditka: Ornella Trattoria (Astoria, Queens)
*Greenpointers: Mama’s Pop-Up at Veronica People’s Club (Greenpoint, Brooklyn)
*Here’s Greenpoint: Calyer (Greenpoint, Brooklyn)
*Midtown Lunch: Tazy Halal Food (cart at 44th St. btwn 2nd/3rd Aves.); Salume Kiosk (Midtown); Jezalin’s (Flatiron)
*New York Street Food: Brothers Express (truck at 18th St. & 6th Ave.)
*Serious Eats: Snack Taverna (West Village); Bien Cuit (Boerum Hill, Brooklyn)
* Bin 5 (Rosebank, Staten Island); Rinconcito Paisa (Mariners Harbor, Staten Island)
*United Nations of Food: El Karnak Luxor (Astoria, Queens)
*World’s Fare: Chengdu Xiao Chi Zhu Da Ji (Big Sister Zhu’s Chengdu Snacks) in the Maple Snacks food court (Flushing, Queens); Laziza (Astoria, Queens); Lan Kwai Fong (Flushing, Queens)

Other Notable Food News & Features
*Bowery Boogie: “Starbucks Strikes Twice in the East Village, Neighbors Aren’t Amused”
*Bronx News:  “For Some, Feast Serves as Distraction from 9/11”
*Eater: “Jung Sik, the Upscale Korean Import Opening on Monday”
*Edible Manhattan: “New Amsterdam Market Scores $250,000 in a Larger Initiative to Help Revamp the East River Market District”
*Fooditka: “Queens Restaurant Week Details”
*Fork in the Road: “Dean Poll Finally Recognizes the Hotel Workers Union”
*Gotham Gazette: “A Decade after 9/11, Little Pakistan Bounces Back”
*Gothamist: “Singaporean Takeout Is Coming To A Mysterious Shipping Container”
*Gothamist: “Creative Cooking With Cocaine Gets Woman Arrested”
*Gothamist: “5 Easy Apple-Picking Adventures Close To The Big Apple”
*Grub Street: “Peruvian Chef Gastón Acurio Takes on the Tabla Space with La Mar Cebicheria Peruana”
*Grub Street: “The Future of Vending Machines, Revealed”
*Grub Street: “Mile End Has Your Back This Rosh Hashanah”
*L Magazine: “The Best of NY Craft Beer Week, Sept. 16-25”
*L Magazine: “The Brooklyn Restaurant Awards”
*Lost City: “Ritual on Wheels”
*Queens Gazette: “Supermarket Workers Worry Over Job Security”
*Restaurant Girl: “Dishspotting: Tonkatsu”
*Serious Eats: “¡Viva México! Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner a la Mexicana”
*Serious Eats: “A Look At New York Mart, The Best New Supermarket In Town”
*Sheepshead Bites: “Tap Beer Opens On East 19th Street and Avenue U”
*The Feast: “Simpson Wong Brings the Locavore Movement to Asian Cooking with Wong”
*The Brooklyn Paper: “So Where Should You Eat at Taste Williamsburg this Sunday?”
*The Wandering Eater: “Homemade Egg Tarts (Dan Tats) and Mid-Autumn Festival”

  1 comment for “Best of the NYC Food Blogosphere: September 12-16, 2011

  1. September 21, 2011 at 10:14 am

    Kudos to Habibi in Sunnyside for making the list last week! Their Lebanese salad is a must-try!

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