Union Square Restaurateur Starring in Bravo’s “Best New Restaurant”

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‘wichcraft Co-Founder Jeffrey Zurofsky with USP Executive Director Jennifer Falk at the 19th Annual Harvest in the Square in Union Square Park, September 2014

Bravo’s new series “Best New Restaurant debuts tomorrow, hosted by Celebrity Chef Tom Colicchio, and starring ‘wichcraft Co-Founder (and Union Square Partnership Board Member) Jeffrey Zurofsky. Colicchio and Zurofsky will join Blackboard Eats founder Maggie Nemser, giving viewers an inside look at the competitive world of the restaurant industry. Sixteen of the nation’s hottest new restaurants go up against each other in a series of challenges to determine which provides the best top-to-bottom experience.

Jeffrey Zurofsky’s ‘wichcraft is a loyal supporter of the Union Square neighborhood, participating in the park’s annual Harvest in the Square food and wine benefit. Zurofsky also serves on the Board of Directors for the Union Square Partnership.

Find out more about the show at bravotv.com, and be sure to catch Best New Restaurant Wednesdays at 10 PM EST.

The Harvest in the Square Menu is REVEALED!

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The 19th Annual Harvest in the Square is happening next Thursday, September 18th! We’ve got the full menu from over 40 of the neighborhood’s best restaurants serving up unlimited tastings paired with wines and microbrews from NY State and beyond! Delicious dishes include Barbounia’s Cured Tasmanian Ocean Trout with Jerusalem Bagel, Crushed Cucumbers, Labaneh, Dill and Trout Roe, Union Square Cafe’s Chilled Linguine with Clams, BLT Prime’s Roasted Dry Aged NY Strip and Continue reading

Thank You for Participating in Summer in the Square!

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The days are getting shorter, and the nights are a little cooler…all signs that summer is officially over. We wanted to thank all of you for making our Summer in the Square series spectacular this year! We had thousands of people come out each week for our free fitness classes, children’s programming, dance, jazz and more! Our Summer in the Square series is made possible through our annual food & wine fundraiser, Harvest in the Square. We hope that you can join us for the 19th Annual Harvest in the Square taking place on Thursday, September 18th at 7:30 PM in the North Plaza of Union Square Park. Use code “HUNGRY1” to save $10 on tickets at www.harvest2014.eventbrite.com.

 Fitness in the Square series was expanded this year to include both morning and evening classes. Each Thursday morning started with “Wake Up Yoga” from Continue reading

Where to Cinco de Mayo en el Cuadrado

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Rosa Mexicano participating in the Union Square Partnership’s Annual Harvest in the Square, preparing their famous guacamole

Despite what many believe, Cindo de Mayo is actually NOT Mexico’s Independence Day. Today celebrates Mexico’s victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla, and has become a day to celebrate Mexican history and culture.

If you’re going out or staying in, here are a few options to celebrar en el cuadrado:

All’onda is Now Open for Lunch

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Today, the popular newly opened All’onda will begin lunch service, introducing some tasty new menu items. Lunch will be served five days a week, Monday – Friday from 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM. Since its opening earlier this year, Chef Chris Jaeckle’s Japanese-inspired Venetian restaurant has been heralded by critics and guests alike. Lunch menu Continue reading