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What’s the NYC Buzz? New Doughnut Plant, Pint for a Pint, Dirtiest Restaurants, and More!


In the city that never sleeps… or stops eating, get caught up on the newest culinary happenings around the gastronomical playground that is New York, New York.

Doughnut Plant Opens Second Location

Known for their incredible concoctions, this sweet spot just opened a second location in the Hotel Chelsea. The Doughnut Plant serves up homemade doughnuts from all natural ingredients with no trans fat, preservatives, artificial flavors or eggs. They also have a few a organic varieties and the glazes are made with seasonal fresh fruit and freshly roasted nuts. They also unveiled three new flavors: a salted peanut doughnut made with peanuts roasted in-house, an oatmeal doughnut and a chocolate chip doughnut made with pecan dough, dipped in chocolate and coated with crunchy chocolate chip cookies. Yum!

Pint for a Pint Shot Down

Kelly Taylor, the owner and brewer of Kelso in Brooklyn, thought he was doing some good until the New York Blood Center shot down his plan. He'd decided to help motivate New Yorkers to donate blood by offering a Pint for a Pint… a pint of beer for a pint of blood that is. Blood donors will never get the chance though, as the New York Blood Center pulled the plug saying it was just a cheap ploy to promote his bar. Do you think it was a good idea or a cheap ploy?

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From the Organic Authority Files

Where are the Dirtiest Restaurants?

According to a new study done by the Health Department, Morningside Heights has the dirtiest restaurants in the city. Ten out of every 50 eateries inspected got a “C” grade or “grade pending.” The data inspected showed that 20 percent of the eateries in that area are deemed to be dirty, a figure that's 12 percent higher than any other Manhattan neighborhood average. Factors that may cause a restaurant to receive a low grade include rodents, roaches or other insects, keeping food too warm and dirty dishware. Yuck!

More Openings:

  • Sam Talbot’s sustainable seafood restaurant, Imperial No. 9, just opened this past week in the Mondrian SoHo.
  • Think Coffee, the eco-friendly alternative to Starbucks, is opening a new location at 73 8th Avenue. They serve fair trade, shade grown, organic coffee and food.
  • The Lighthouse has recently opened in Williamsburg. It serves up locally-sourced raw bar specialties and dishes for two.

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