Blink and you miss a lot in the city – 3/17 Cirqit round up of the latest in NYC eats

3* Michelin Chef’s 1st NYC Restrnt; Hunan Bistro Spicier Than Sichuan; Angkor Cambodian Bistro; Elegant Japanese 10-course in Flatiron; Destination-Worthy Chocolate Desserts; Best Bottomless Brunches; Authentic Piedmontese; Tenderloin-topped French Fries; Kings County Imperial; Angel’s Share 2nd Hidden Speakeasy


GrubStreet: This Michelin-starred French Chef’s NYC Restaurant Specializes in Poultry


Antoine Westermann is a three-Michelin-starred, Alsace-born chef who has five restaurants in Paris, and now one in New York. Flatiron is home to the second location of Le Coq Rico. Here, the poultry is the focal point. The restaurant’s birds are raised in open farmland for at least 90 days and then served whole, family-style, for four people. Read more


Eater: A Cuisine Spicier Than Sichuan Lurks At Hunan Bistro In The East Village


Hunan Bistro recently opened in the East Village and offers lots of preserved meats and vegetables, a broad array of cooking techniques not involving woks, and a strange tendency for mashing seemingly bizzare ingredients. Read more


NYT: Angkor Cambodian Bistro Explores Southeast Asia, Gently

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Located in the Upper East Side, Angkor Cambodian Bistro offers a mother’s recipes delivered by her son, Minh Truong in an inviting environment. The flavors are quieter here as the chef is still adjusting to the customer base of the restaurant’s location but it is surely finding its way. Read more


GrubStreet: This Fancy New Tasting-Menu Restaurant Is Modeled After A Japanese Ryokan


Entrepreneur Takuro Hirabayashi owns the Teisui Hotel and is he’s opening a food-focused version of his concept in Flatiron.  Hirabayashi aims to re-create the experience of a traditional Japanese ryokan with a serene 17-seat space. The ten-course tasting menu will come out to  $150 (with gratuity) and instead of employing just one executive chef, Hirabayashi has a collaborative team of Japanese cooks to oversee the food with a roster of visiting chefs from his hotel as well.   Read more


SeriousEats: Best Chocolate Desserts in NYC


Traveling to New York anytime soon? If you want want to experience the best chocolate pastries and desserts that the Big Apple has to offer, look into Serious Eat’s guide. Read more


The Infatuation: Best Bottomless Brunches in NYC


Boozy, bottomless brunch comes in many forms. Here is the newly updated guide to the bottomless brunches in NYC that The Infatuation highly recommends if you are looking for afternoon eggs and plenty of mimosas. Read more


VillageVoice: San Carlo Osteria Piemonte Pushes Piedmontese Cuisine Into The Spotlight


This 50 seat eatery offers authentic Piedmontese dishes in the heart Soho. San Carlo Osteria Piemonte has subtle undertones reflective of its homeland, the northwestern region of Italy that borders France and Switzerland. Read more


Gothamist: French Fries Should Always Come Topped With Beef Tenderloin


At Llama Inn in Williamsburg, you can find Lomo Saltado inspired dishes of lobster, steak or llama on top of french fries. Don’t be scared of the $48 price tag because one order is shareable among a few friends.  Read more


The Infatuation: Kings County Imperial

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Where can you pair Chinese food with in house brewed soy sauce? Kings County Imperial was founded by non-Chinese Chinese food enthusiasts who’s take on this cuisine is refreshing and inviting. This is Chinese food you can eat multiple times a week without feeling guilty. Read more


NYT: Secret Bar Angel’s Share Opens a Second East Village Hideaway


The speakeasy-style Angel’s Share has been an open secret for over a dozen years. Several months ago, the owners quietly opened a second Angel’s Share to handle the overflow. The lines have been forming there as well so get there quick before the word gets out. Read more

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