Good morning and happy December! It’s very hard to believe that we’ve reached the last month of 2021. Where does the time go!?

Thanksgiving has turkey trotted into the sunset, we’re in the midst of Hanukkah… Suddenly Christmas is on the horizon — and there’s no surer sign than when the Rockefeller tree is lit. More details here…

Bulbap Grill didn’t open in time to be shortlisted as a newcomer in the W42ST Best of Awards (have you voted yet? Do it now!). They are bringing their Korean Fusion to 10th Avenue. Read more…


What we’ve been reading

Is Trevor Noah leaving Hell’s Kitchen for Chelsea? (New York Post)

Is this underground market seeing light at the end of the tunnel? (Crain’s)

That $24 tomato in Hell’s Kitchen sure started something… (New York Post)

Should we be worried about dining indoors with the Omicron variant around? (Grub Street)

New York can lay claim to the “world’s largest menorah”, but where it can be found is a matter of debate that led to court intervention. (The Jewish Star)

Freeze Frame

It was great to see that the Hell’s Kitchen Rangers followed our tip to check out the Stanley Cup at Manhattan West on Monday. “Every time any of the Hell’s Kitchen Rangers have attended a New York Rangers game, New York has won, so we took a picture with the Stanley Cup to pass on our good luck to the big club,” Chad MacDonald said on Instagram.

Happy birthday today to Lenny Shields and Jason Szenes.