May 23, 2017
By Bao Ong | January 31, 2017 | Food & Drink
Why is the new Royal 35 Steakhouse worth checking out, and what's on the menu at Osteria Morini's lunch? That and more in this week's food news....
Royal 35 Steakhouse surf and turf.
Before one of the sizzling marbled steaks at Royal 35 Steakhouse lands on your table, it’s already been dry aged for 35 days in its own aging box with a Himalayan sea salt block. This new steakhouse from Strip House NYC, Top Chef Miami, and Ben & Jacks Steakhouse alums boasts everything from a smaller eight-ounce filet all the way to a 76-ounce steak that feeds four. But it isn’t all about red meat here—you can order seafood dishes, sides, and appetizers, too. 1 E. 35th St., 212-804-7276
Snowdays has debuted Snowdays Café, an expanded version of its dessert eateries that spotlight signature shaved cream (a rich-tasting ice cream that’s fluffier in texture). The newest location features housemade desserts like matcha brownies and a condensed milk brioche toast, as well as Intelligentsia coffee. A cereal bar with some of the most popular flavors, from Lucky Charms to Captain Crunch, will also be offered. 214 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, 347-294-0267
Executive chef-partner Dave Ralston has teamed up with beverage director Rob Giles to open Until Tomorrow, a laid-back neighborhood bar in Clinton Hill-Fort Greene. Order a seasonally-inspired cocktail at Until Tomorrow (such as the Boogie Nights, a Fernet Branca-based drink) and you’ll want to stick around and enjoy bar snacks like Sloppy Joes or the Buffalo-fried chicken thighs. Happy hour takes place during the week from 4:30-7 p.m. 507 Myrtle Ave. Brooklyn
At Italienne, chef Jared Sippel’s tasting menu dishes are now available a la carte. The elegant Italian resto has also opened the Pasticceria, which offers coffee and pastries by pastry chef Rebecca Isbell from 8-11 a.m. during the week. 19 W. 24th St., 212-600-5139
Osteria Morini's bistecca a uovo salad is among its noteworthy lunch items.
Michael White’s Osteria Morini in SoHo is now serving a new lunch menu. While you can stick to your diet plans for the new year with plenty of salads, pastas, and sandwiches on the menu, the White Label burger is not to be missed. The decadent burger is making its debut from White’s uptown restaurants to the downtown location—and it’s the first time it will be available during the week. 218 Lafayette St., 212-965-8777
Whether you hit up The Ainsworth for the mac-and-cheese burger or Buffalo wings, your own creation could end up on the restaurant’s menu during this year’s Build-A-Burger competition. Four submissions will be chosen and restaurant guests will help pick a winner on March 1. The winning recipe will be added to The Ainsworth’s menus across the city. 45 E. 33rd St.; 111 E. 18th St.; 122 W. 26th St.
At Dos Caminos’ newly-launched Sunday brunch, guests can order traditional and new dishes from executive chef Ivy Stark’s menu. Tuck into everything from chilaquiles verdes and breakfast quesadillas to churro pancakes and Mexican French toast as you sip on bottomless cocktails for two hours ($18 extra). The brunch is available from 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Multiple locations