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How To Say Proper Goodbye to A Perfectionist Chef, Orhan Yegen

By Esra Ürkmez - Turkish food world lost its biggest ambassador in America. People who knew Orhan Ağabey will sympathize with me on how hard it is to summarize such a genius, an artist, a perfectionist in few paragraphs, but I will try and do my best as also being his friend and his old-time employee. Chef Orhan, son of a surgeon father, was born in Istanbul, Turkey and raised in Adana. He moved to the United States in 1977 due to growing political turmoil in Turkey at the time. His adventure in the States started with working as a busboy and reached a point where he became an ambassador of Turkish food with the restaurants he opened in New York, Deniz, Bi Lokma, Dervish, Efendi, Francela, Sip Sak, and Lokanta.

 

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How to Say Proper Goodbye to a Perfectionist Chef, Orhan Yegen

By Esra Ürkmez - Turkish food world lost its biggest ambassador in America. People who knew Orhan Ağabey will sympathize with me on how hard it is to summarize such a genius, an artist, a perfectionist in few paragraphs, but I will try and do my best as also being his friend and his old-time employee. Chef Orhan, son of a surgeon father, was born in Istanbul, Turkey and raised in Adana. He moved to the United States in 1977 due to growing political turmoil in Turkey at the time. His adventure in the States started with working as a busboy and reached a point where he became an ambassador of Turkish food with the restaurants he opened in New York, Deniz, Bi Lokma, Dervish, Efendi, Francela, Sip Sak, and Lokanta.

UES Turkish Restaurant Beyoglu Closes Amid Coronavirus Crisis

UPPER EAST SIDE, NY — Popular Upper East Side Turkish restaurant Beyoglu will close after more than 20 years in business due to the financial fallout caused by the outbreak of coronavirus in New York City, according to a letter posted in the restaurant's window. The Third Avenue and East 81st Street restaurant — which did not offer delivery before social distancing measures forced restaurants to convert entirely to takeout and delivery — was unable to secure a new lease amid the virus' outbreak, according to the letter.

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Empire State Realty Trust Renews Pera Mediterranean Brasserie at One Grand Central Place

NEW YORK, Jan. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) announced today that Pera Mediterranean Brasserie, the critically acclaimed restaurant from BK Restaurant Partners, has renewed its lease at One Grand Central Place. "Pera Mediterranean Brasserie provides the tenants of One Grand Central Place with an upscale eastern Mediterranean restaurant experience," said Fred C. Posniak, Senior Vice President, Leasing, for ESRT. "Whether it's for a business lunch or casual dinner, our tenants and locals love Pera's food and service." "As everyone knows, it has been a very difficult time for restaurants, and we were thrilled to work with such an innovative and forward-thinking landlord like ESRT to structure a deal that worked for all parties," said Burak Karacam, Managing Partner, Pera Mediterranean Brasserie.

Specialty Food Association Launches First Consumer Ad Campaign

Image NEW YORK (June 18, 2015) – The Specialty Food Association is launching its first-ever ad campaign and retail test designed to build consumer awareness and engagement with specialty food.  The theme is "Celebrate Specialty Food. Craft. Care. Joy." The tests come as sales of specialty food have topped $100 billion for the first time and continue to climb, and as industry growth far outpaces that of conventional food.

Specialty Food Association Honors Industry Pioneers

Image NEW YORK (June 17, 2015) – The specialty food industry is flourishing. Sales are at a record high of $109 billion and account for nearly 15 percent of all U.S. retail food sales.  It is an industry that hardly existed 50 years ago. Today's impressive performance is the result of the hard work and foresight of industry pioneers who decades ago saw an opportunity to elevate the culture of food in the U.S. and stepped in to make it happen.

Details on Ankara, Bringing Turkish Brunch and Outdoor Happy Hour to Dupont

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Ejder Aslanturk (pictured) is among the family owners behind Aknara, a Turkish restaurant coming to Dupont. Photograph courtesy of Ankara.
Dupont Circle will get a family-owned Turkish eatery when Ankara opens its doors on Wednesday, May 20 (a soft-opening with limited hours will begin May 14). Jorge Chicas, formerly a head chef at Zaytinya, designed the menus, which will be offered for lunch, dinner, and a special Turkish brunch in the former Levante?s space; there?s no relation between the two restaurants, despite serving similar cuisines.*

NY Goes Turkish In May, And Local Restaurants Participate In Turkish Restaurant Week

Image Turkish-Americans celebrate their heritage this month with a week of restaurant discounts at participating eateries, a parade and festival, and an event at Borough Hall. The 32nd Turkish Day Parade and Festival kicks off on Saturday, May 18, at noon. Organized by the Federation of Turkish American Associations, the parade takes place in Manhattan, with participants gathering at 56th Street and Madison Avenue and marching down to Dag Hammarskjold Park on 47th Street and 1st Avenue, where they’ll join with the festival.

The Total Numbers of Turkish Restaurants Reach 200 in New York and New Jersey

By Cemil Ozyurt - Image The total numbers of Turkish restaurants, cafe, wine bars, clubs, delis have reached 200. According to TurkAvenue.com, New York based Turkish Business News Portal, Turkish places mostly locate in New York City, Brooklyn, Queens and North Jersey. New York City is the most popular place for Turkish food industry and Big Apple has 63 Turkish places, North Jersey area has 42 and Brooklyn has 25 places. Generally the most places have opened last five years and a small portion of them has survived over 10 years. Some restaurants, cafes and wine bars have become a chain as Ayhan's Shish Kebab in Long Island which has eight different locations, Gulluoglu Baklava which has 4 branches in NY and NJ, Toros Restaurants have three branches in New Jersey, Pierre Loti Wine House has three locations in New York City.  Pera, Ali Baba, and Ayza Wine Bar & Chocolate have two locations each.

 

Betting on Turkish Food at Chit Chat Caf

Image Port Jefferson Station, NY - By Lon Cohen - portjefferson.com - Semiral “Sam” Catalbas says it’s easy to guess why she’s opening Chit Chat Café, a Turkish-American café and grocery store on Route 112 in Port Jefferson Station. “Because I’m Turkish,” she says with a smile, her accent clearly coming through her words. The Port Jefferson Station resident, who said that her husband owns a gas station, is originally from the cosmopolitan city of Istanbul in Turkey but has lived in the United States for the past 10 years. Catalbas partnered with her cousin, Gilly Akcay, who is also the landlord, to open the new café.
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