New York restaurants compete in culinary throwdown
Wednesday 27 July 2011
Two influential food blogs have announced plans to launch a new tournament that will crown the best of the buzz-worthy restaurants in New York City.
Eater.com and food52.com, edited by Merrill Stubbs and former New York Times food critic Amanda Hesser, have partnered together to launch The Bib, a restaurant throwdown in which 16 new and noteworthy restaurants will duke it out in a culinary tournament.
Beginning Wednesday, every day for the next three weeks, two restaurants will face off in culinary heats before one of The Bib's judges - a panel of writers, designers, musicians, web pioneers and restaurant critic Gael Greene.
The winning restaurants will move on in the competition until August 15, when the grand winner will be crowned. The tournament will also give out a People's Choice Award.
The competition is modeled after food52.com's cookbook competition The Piglet, which crowns the best cookbook of the year.
The restaurants selected to compete were defined as "old enough to have settled in but young enough to be new," says Eater.com.
Summer is a busy season for New York's culinary scene. New York City Restaurant Week, which offers reduced price ' prix fixe' menus at some of the city's hottest restaurants, kicked off this week and has been extended to September 5. This summer more than 320 restaurants will be participating - a new record for the program which started in 1992.
The restaurants competing in The Bib are:
- ABC Kitchen
- Fatty Cue
- Kin Shop
- Locanda Verde
- Ma Peche
- Minetta Tavern
- Red Rooster
- Prime Meats
- Van Daag
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