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Eater New York gets new editor

NEW YORK – Melissa McCart, formerly dining critic for Newsday, joins Eater New York as editor. Congratulate her at

A new corridor for dining & gourmet food emerges

NEW YORK – In Manhattan, Eighth Avenue between 20th and 21st Streets is emerging as a new gourmet corridor, says Faith Hope Consolo at Douglas Elliman which was recently awarded the exclusive agency to lease 207 Eighth Avenue in Chelsea. Eighth Avenue is taking off, with Momofuku and Milk Bar Chelsea on the corner of 22nd, across the street from the Foragers Market and Wine stores,” says, Consolo who is chairman of The Retail Team. “This is a great corridor for dining and gourmet specialty stores.”

Rutgers getting new kosher restaurant

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers University’s Hillel House will get a restaurant, Owner/Chef Dalia Barness’ second restaurant. Barness, who owns The Orchid in Metuchen, will serve Mediterranean/Tunisian flabors and contemporary American fare, according to Elan Kornblum of Great Kosher Restaurants. The new establishment, Bistro 70, opens in February and is currently looking for staff. Email

Ruth’s Chris opens second Boston area steakhouse

WALTHAM, MA – Ruth’s Chris Steak House opens here January 23 with a private pre-opening steak-cutting ceremony from 2 to 4 p.m. benefitting MGH Neurology Dystonia and Movement Disorders Clinic.

A 2ND generation distiller dies

BARDSTOWN, KY – Parker Beam, master distiller at Heaven Hill, died recently after a long fight with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Since his diagnosis several years ago, the company has raised in excess of $100,000,000 to honor him.

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