Restaurants to Celebrate Oktoberfest in the U.S.A.

Posted on September 16th, by Foodio54 in General. No Comments

Oktoberfest is kicking into full gear this weekend, which means it is that time of year to enjoy great beer, music, and food while celebrating a longstanding German tradition. Here is a list of some places to go in the major metropolitan areas over the next couple of weeks to rock out in your dirndls and lederhosen, ladies and gentlemen!

Boston, MA: Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Ave. at Boston’s Waterfront. It looks like they will be having a nice festival filled with beer, music, and German food! For more info on how to get there and tickets, call 888-HAR-POON ext 3.

New York City, NY: Zum Schneider Restaurant & Biergarten, 107 Ave C @ East 7th Street. These guys will have live music and plenty of authentic German beer to go around. Don’t forget to wear your lederhosen! For more info, call … Read More »

ShopHouse, Chipotle’s Asian-inspired spinoff, set to open in Washington, D.C.

Posted on September 13th, by Foodio54 in Restaurant News. No Comments

Chipotle fans, REJOICE! Maybe it is because I am currently living in a Podunk town in central Florida where the closest Chipotle is approximately 42.9 miles away, but I am very excited about the spin-off Asian inspired ShopHouse Kitchen that will be taking off in the next couple of weeks in Washington, DC. While I know my shanty town of Sebring, FL is a far stretch from Washington, the thought of what the food will taste like is sending my salivary glands into overdrive! Here’s the lowdown.In November of last year, Chipotle’s Steve Ells revealed his plans to launch a “fast-casual restaurant with the same Chipotle values and quality translated into an Asian menu”. The time has arrived where Ells’ promise has come full circle. Although ShopHouse employees are still in training, the eatery opened up for lunch last week … Read More »

Man Sues White Castle Because He Can’t Fit Into Their Dining Booths

Posted on September 12th, by Foodio54 in Restaurant News. No Comments

Martin Kessman, a stock broker from New York, is suing White Castle for what he claims is a violation of the American with Disabilities Act. Kessman is a 290-pound loyal patron of the restaurant chain who has been unable to “sit down like a normal person” for the last two years at his local Nanuet White Castle location. According to an interview with Kessman in the New York Post, “As I looked around the restaurant, I saw that there were no tables and chairs that could accommodate a person that merely wanted to sit down and eat his meal”. Kessman’s written requests for chairs and booths that could accommodate individuals carrying more weight than most were met with “condescending” replies filled with coupons for free cheeseburgers. Kessman is now suing the restaurant chain for unspecified damages and bigger chairs.

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