Welcome to The Daily Meal’s Daily Dish, where we highlight what’s hot and trending in the world of all things food and drink.
Today’s first course?
Celebrity chef news!
Iron Chef Morimoto is opening his first-ever ramen restaurant. Look for Momosan Ramen & Sake this October in New York City.
Also Jean-Georges Vongerichten, the four-star chef of the eponymous Jean-Georges in New York, will open a restaurant and food market at the South Street Seaport in 2017.
David Chang’s plans for expanding Fuku into his own fast-food empire seem to be underway. Without warning, the Momofuku founder opened a second outpost of his already booming fried chicken spot, Fuku. Fuku+ in Midtown Manhattan is larger with a bigger menu.
Speaking of empires, Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich are opening another New York City restaurant. Their Chelsea hotel trattoria La Sirena will be helmed by executive chef Josh Laurano, who had been at Batali and Bastianich’s West Village spot Lupa.
And a week after her former chef Dora Charles released her own cooking tome, Paula Deen’s healthy cookbook is in stores. The former Food Network star known for a love of butter features 250 of her favorite recipes “all lightened up.”
Last, humanity’s desire to communicate solely by cute pictures is taking a step forward. Apple users are finally getting burrito and taco emojis. The Apple operating system update on September 16th will include a new set of emojis, including a cheese block, an uncorked bottle of Champagne, movie theater popcorn, and a crab.
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