By Hugh Merwin
While there actually is a hamburger joint called Harlem Shake opening up — in Harlem, naturally — any day now, there's also this viral video phenomenon to contend with, which combines a sort of third cousin to the uptown dance and a Bauuer song, that was released last year. Everyone and their mother has been uploading their own Harlem Shake videos in the last few weeks, recorded in offices, parking lots, dorm rooms, and elevators, so it was only a matter of time before a few restaurants got into the act. Check out a whole MenuPages-worthy multiverse of tabletop dancers and demented dishwashers, just ahead.
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By Alan Sytsma
"I realized that cooking was my calming source."Photo: Dave Kotinsky/Stringer
Models aren't known for their appetites, but Chrissy Teigen is different. "I wasn’t a model that loved food," she says. "I was someone that loved food that started modeling." Teigen — who maintains her own food blog and has a special airing on the Cooking Channel — says it stems from her parents. "My dad's a big white guy ... always making meat and potatoes," and, she adds, "my mom's full Thai, so I had two totally different cuisines happening in the home, and it was very cool to see, so I started getting excited." Granted, the last month has made it hard to find time: It went from inauguration to Super Bowl to Grammys," she says. And this week she's been busy promoting the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Even with all that, she managed to find time to cook in L.A., smuggle wine into the Grammys, and find some pho in New York. Read it all in this week's Grub Street Diet.
"Thai people, we make the dirtiest noodles."