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May 19, 2023, 5:53.46 pm ET



Chef Daniel Boulud is celebrating the 30th anniversary of his two Michelin-starred restaurant, DANIEL. The milestone marking three decades of innovative fine dining and inspired French cuisine paired with a quintessential New York City luxury experience. DANIEL opened on 76th Street on New York City’s Upper East Side in 1993 as Chef Boulud’s first independent project. In 1998, five years after its opening on 76th Street, DANIEL relocated to a new home on 65th Street, where it remains today. This location is especially meaningful to Chef Boulud as it was the former home of Le Cirque while he worked as Executive Chef. “My heart is full when I think back over the past 30 years of Restaurant DANIEL”, said Daniel Boulud. “It is my first restaurant, my namesake, and the foundation of my restaurant group.”

Other Notable Anniversaries...

L'Appartment 4F, the ultra popular French bakery in Brooklyn, is marking one year at its Montague Street location. Keep those fabulous croissants coming!

Unregular Pizza is celebrating its second anniversary near Union Square and is also opening a second location at Essex Market. Congrats all!

Photo: Cool World

Cool World in Greenpoint is now doing lunch on Fridays from 11:30am - 3:30pm with Wednesdays and Thursdays to be added at a later date. Cool World is a neighborhood bistro led by executive chef Quang Nguyen (previously of Wildair and Cosme) offering dishes like roasted beet salad with tarragon tofu and crushed pistachios; sugar snap pea toast with stracciatella, chili crisp shaved fennel, and pickled golden beets; French dip with sliced roast beef, giardiniera, white cheddar, pho au jus, and harissa potato chips; and fried chicken with charred scallion mayo, pickled jalapeños, and Crystal hot sauce on brioche. Guests can now dine on the patio overlooking McCarren Park.

Photo: The Wallace Lounge

The Wallace Lounge is adding live entertainment to the menu along with light bites and Petrossian caviar program. The Line-up includes Izze Stein (Friday 5/19) a multi-genre singer in NYC who regularly performs at Birdland and the Flatiron Room; Ben Golder-Novick and Friends (Saturday, 5/20) with Jacob Fjeldheim on piano and Victor Murillo on bass. Ben has also been a featured performer with Dave Matthews; and Michael Garin (Sunday, 5/21), a mainstay in New York City nightlife for decades from hosting the midnight burlesque shows in the mid-’90s to acting stints with Spike Lee. Performances are from 7-10 pm.


Daily Provisions is Brooklyn bound. The mini restaurant chain, led by Chef Danny Meyer, will open a location this summer in Cobble Hill at 151 Court Street. Daily Provisions is best known for its baked goods, including those wildly popular crullers. Visitors will also find sandwiches, salads, soups as well as family meals, including roasted chicken.

Looking Ahead...

Javits Center will be hosting the International Franchise Expo from June 1 to 3, a one-stop-shop for all sorts of franchise opportunities.

Smorgasburg will be hosting is popular Ube Festival and Philippines Fest on June 10th from 11am to 6pm

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