Restaurant News Highlights for May 17th, 2013

By helbraunlevey on May 17, 2013 in Press

One way we stay ahead of the curve here at Helbraun Levey is by reading about what’s new, and what our current clients are up to now. We read so much, that it seems unfair not to share some of our best weekly finds with the rest of you. To the first of many, Cheers!


The difficulty of rolling your own burrito is half the reason it is better to go to Dos Toros than to try making burritos yourself. If it wasn’t for how delicious their burritos were this video might put them out of business. Probably the most helpful thing we’ve seen this week.

How To Roll the Perfect Burrito


We had been pretty excited to explore the tastes of GoogaMooga this weekend, and now we are drooling with anticipation! We have always been fans of Gabriel Stulman‘s ‘Little Wisco’ gem Joseph Leonard but this seals the deal.

Googa Mooga Sneak Peek


Summertiiiime, and the BBQ ain’t easy… That is a little song we just wrote about Daniel Vaughn’s new Texas BBQ guide The Prophets of Smoked Meat. The ‘BBQ Snob’ fittingly celebrated the launch earlier this week at BrisketTown in Williamsburg with owner Dan Delaney.

The Prophets of Smoked Meat


It’s almost the weekend and that means a little indulgence. EMM Group brings us all the sweet treats from Thiago Silva at The General. Fruity pebble donuts? Yes, please! The only thing sweeter than his delectable confections is how much he loves his mom.

Sweet Treats From The General


It is that time of the year where new spots seem to be popping up faster than the flowers planted in your community garden. Andrew Tarlow of Marlow & Sons just opened up his new Greenpoint spot Achilles Heel. Made to cater to the unique lifestyles of the nearby dock workers, the cafe/ bar has a salty charm.

Achilles Heel Open

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You’ve seen it throughout New York City: that small, hole-in-the-wall establishment that prominently advertises “BYOB” (Bring Your Own Beer/Bottle/Booze; whatever you fancy).  Bringing your own alcohol is certainly tempting for a customer, considering the alcohol mark-up some restaurants impose on their patrons who choose to...

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