Junzi Kitchen, a casual, modern Chinese restaurant, will be joining Morningside Heights in early May on Broadway between 112th and 113th streets, next to Milano Market. It will be the fourth new restaurant, alongside Shake Shack, Food Dried Hot Pot, and Shaking Crab, to open in the Columbia neighborhood this year....
What do you get if you combine Vine, sweetgreen, Deluxe, and a foodgasm?...
Did Christmas come early?
A Snapchat tipster snapped a pic this morning of the front window of Deluxe, MoHi's American diner between 113th and 112th on Broadway.
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Appropriately situated on the corner of 93rd street and Columbus Avenue, the newly opened restaurant The Corner offers guests sumptuous dishes to go along with its light, comfortable atmosphere. The New American lunch menu is simple and quaint, offering salads, soups, sandwiches, burgers, and even grilled cheese. Prices tend toward the affordable side with most dishes around $12, though the "Delmonico" rib eye costs a hefty $30. According to the menu, The Corner serves the earth's best burger—a mouthwateringly appetizing steak burger. The plate is complete with a heaping pile of French fries portioned to rival Deluxe. Served with lettuce, tomato, and smoked mozzarella on a toasted white bun, the burger is, unfortunately, somewhat disappointing. Served well-done despite having ordered it medium, the burger was undoubtedly stripped of some of the flavor and juice, though it was by no means unpleasant. In particular, the smoked mozzarella is tasty, not overpowering, and adds a welcome component. For a second course, try an appealing bowl of lobster bisque which arrives on simple, white china that emphasizes the delectable orange color of the soup. The first spoonful is phenomenal. Slightly sweet and perfectly seasoned, lacking that overly fishy taste too often encountered, the bisque is a highlight of the menu. Small pieces of lobster enhance the flavor of this smooth soup, making it a perfectly simple and delicious dish. One dish from the menu seems certainly enough for a hearty lunch, as both dishes feel very filling. On spring days, the Corner looks inviting to passersby with its patio seating and chic decor. The windows are all thrust open in the large dining area, allowing light to filter in as a few lunchtime stragglers chat over their meals. A bar occupies one corner of the dining area complete with a muted TV and a chalkboard overhead, welcoming guests in multiple languages. The Corner boasts an impressive wine and beer list as indicated on another oversized chalkboard to the right of the bar. Jason Mraz and Jack Johnson play lightly overhead as the midafternoon lull drags. Still, the quiet atmosphere provides the perfect opportunity to catch up on some quick CC reading while waiting for the food. With spring weather fast approaching, looks like The Corner may become a weekend alternative to Deluxe for those willing to venture down 20 blocks. A light atmosphere and good food are just what Columbians need during this prelude to the end of the semester....
An electrical fire that originated on a sign above Deluxe Restaurant on 113th Street and Broadway, forced residents of McBain—which is adjacent to the building—to evacuate for approximately an hour Wednesday morning. The awning of the restaurant on the ground floor caught fire, according to student witnesses and firefighters. "It looked like there was an electrical fire caused by the restaurant sign," a firefighter on site said at 2:30 am. Jeremy Grossman-Greene, CC '12 and a resident of McBain 212—the corner room on Broadway and 113th Street—said that he smelled smoke and pulled the fire alarm at 1:55 a.m. on his floor, prompting approximately five fire trucks to arrive. "The firefighters opened my window with an axe ," Grossman-Greene said. "They had to break part of the window and chopped down part of the shutters." Several fire fighters climbed through students' windows. Students in rooms near the source of the fire said that they were not even aware that there was a fire until someone on the street notified them. "I had opened my window earlier and started smelling smoke in the room," Stephen Luban, CC '12, said, who lives in Room 322, directly above where the fire began. "We heard a girl outside screaming 'fire, fire,' and then I realized there was a huge fire right below me." Students were told that they would not be allowed back in for at least three to four hours, but they were permitted to reenter the building shortly before 3:00 am. Students assessing the damage on the second floor said that it was mainly limited to several broken door locks and a little bit of water. According to residents with damaged locks, housing representatives said the locks will soon be replaced....