Yesterday we re-grammed a photo by Entertainment Tonight of mega popstar Justin Bieber and his fresh-faced fianceé Hailey Baldwin spotted at Greenpoint’s own Frankel’s Deli(631 Manhattan Avenue). The 200+ comments on the photo were interesting, to say the least. Apparently people have strong opinions about The Beebs haunting Greenpoint’s most well-known (not necessarily “best,” that’s up for debate) bagel shop, and about Frankel’s food. This Bieber sighting even has some folks starting to look for a new apartment—maybe that’s a bit rash, guys? But you do you.
This morning, New Yorkers woke up to the unexpected news that famous food writer, chef, critic and travel tv show host Anthony Bourdain, at 61 years old, was dead. He was a legend in the culinary world, inspiring and encouraging countless chefs to follow their dreams, in addition to motivating the world to travel, meet strangers and break bread with them. Jason Wang, CEO of famed Xi’an Famous Foods (648 Manhattan Avenue) says in an Instagram post, “[Anthony Bourdain] helped bring our family out from living in one room in Flushing to living the American dream.” He will be greatly, greatly missed.
Below, here are some tributes from local restaurants and businesses.