It’s a busy month at New York kosher steakhouse Le Marais, with a Bastille Day party on July 14 and the launch of its meat-focused cookbook, “Le Marais: A Rare Steakhouse - Well-Done” (Gefen) on July 18. Chef Jose Meirelles co-authored with Mark Hennessey.
Hey, why the long “E”? Because the name of the restaurant is Ema — as in “mother” — and it’s finally open in Chicago’s River North neighborhood.
The world’s most famous Jewish ramen chef will host a one-night pop-up in East Hampton, New York, this month. Ivan Orkin of the celebrated Ivan Ramen will team with local joint Momi Ramen on a dinner showcasing Japanese starters from both restos and a flight of four ramens concocted for the event.
I have always lacked both talent and interest in athletics, making many “fun” Fourth of July activities (anything involving physical exertion) not so “fun” for me. However, this year, I looked forward to taking part in a very unique sporting competition: the Nathan’s hot dog eating contest.