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Hugh Merwin
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Sam Sifton Oct 16
Another day of choking diesel exhaust at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal. Baffling why ships continue to refuse electric shore power installed expressly to avoid idling at dock.
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Hugh Merwin Oct 3
if the sushi chef who showed up at my house at midnight on thanksgiving 2001 to play poker and eat turkey is reading this, get in touch. I still have your deba. (it's rusty.)
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Kate Cox Sep 6
BREAKING: Whole Foods workers are moving to unionize. Read the letter sent to employees nationwide.
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Hugh Merwin Sep 4
"It’s this Iliad of the short-order-cook oeuvre, which doesn’t really exist."
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Hugh Merwin Sep 1
- flies like a real bird
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Hugh Merwin Aug 31
That's just a small selection of contributors, and from the first 25 years.
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Hugh Merwin Aug 30
Meanwhile, in Brooklyn
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Matt Rodbard Aug 14
On my 4 or 5 visits to Smorgasburg LA has been one of my go-to vendors. And I ask them every time WHEN are they opening a cafe. The time is now. Fund their Boyle Heights location. They are amazing.
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Hugh Merwin Aug 13
I heard the same, stated more explicitly, from a Roosevelt Avenue canasta tacos vendor.
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Hugh Merwin Aug 13
In December, when I was doing research for a taco listicle, a woman here who I think was the owner expressed reluctance about doing press. My feeling was that she appreciated the idea but didn't want to expose her staff to unwanted attention.
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BBC News (World) Aug 10
German police save man from baby squirrel terror
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Tejal Rao Aug 10
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Sam Sifton Aug 10
🚨 Some personnel news: has been appointed California restaurant critic , will head west this fall to cover the restaurants of the nation's most populous state. 🚨
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Grub Street Aug 10
Author spends her day off with tacos in this week’s Grub Street Diet
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STAT Aug 10
A Silicon Valley company believed killing 188 lab rats was justifiable if it spared the lives of millions of cows and resulted in a tasty meatless burger. PETA did not agree.
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Hugh Merwin Aug 9
Having grown up in the industry, I'm grateful for chefs and restaurateurs who try to bake the concept of "restaurant vacations" right into in their business models, where everyone has off simultaneously, and for orgs like and people like
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Hugh Merwin Aug 9
Replying to @hughmerwin
Thing is, it's not true. But the theme is still wrapped up, along with the "tortured genius" shtick, in the most pervasive of all our chef mythologies.
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Hugh Merwin Aug 9
Replying to @hughmerwin
The first three paragraphs of Patricia Wells's Troisgros obit, including the mention of Lutece—where the work ethic was also severe—have the same cautionary undertone as they probably did back then. The idea was, and is still to a degree, that to be the best, you don't ever stop.
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Hugh Merwin Aug 9
In all seriousness, turns out it was exactly 35 years ago today that the New York Times reported on the sudden death of Jean Troisgros. The famed French chef was 56, and one aspect of that story seems relevant to this one from today.
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Hugh Merwin Aug 9
Fix a Bunch of Problems at the Root of American Restaurant Culture With This One Weird Trick
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