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Governor Cuomo Announces More Than 100 Restaurants Take Pride of NY Pledge

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Restaurants Take Pledge to Feature More New York State Products

Albany, NY - March 14, 2014 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the success of the Pride of NY Pledge, with more than 100 restaurants pledging to utilize the bountiful agricultural products available in New York State. Part of the Taste NY initiative, the Pledge is a commitment to increase the sourcing, marketing, and education of New York State grown and made products.
 
"Taking this pledge will help raise more awareness and introduce more New York State-made products to restaurants across the state," Governor Cuomo said. "New York is home to some of the best food and beverage producers in the world, a fact the Taste NY initiative has played a crucial part in promoting. The more New Yorkers and tourists that buy the great food we produce in this state the more we grow our booming agricultural and tourism industries. I thank the businesses that have taken the Pride of NY pledge which will help continue to spread the word that New York has some of the best products across the globe."
 
Each chef and/or restaurant participating in the initiative will:
 
  • Increase by 10% or more the sourcing of New York State grown and made products and ingredients, including products from New York’s food and beverage producers
  • Feature, highlight, and increase by 10% wines, beers, spirits, ciders and other locally produced beverages on their drink menus
  • Introduce new New York themed dishes made with locally sourced and seasonal products
  • Consistently communicate their commitment with suppliers, peers and the public to encourage more support of New York State food and beverages
  • Educate staff and maintain knowledge of New York State’s locally grown and made products
Acting State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball said, “More and more people are discovering that some of the best foods and beverages in the world are located right here in New York State. Governor Cuomo’s Pride of NY Pledge is opening up new markets for farmers while helping consumers enjoy the tastes of more New York State products in restaurants.”
 
Melissa Autilio Fleischut, President and CEO of the New York State Restaurant Association, said, “The NYS Restaurant Association is proud to be part of the Taste NY initiative and is pleased that more than 100 restaurants have taken the pledge. We believe this is only the beginning and look forward to helping connect more restaurants with great local New York State products.”
 
Dominick Purnomo, Owner of dp An American Brasserie in Albany said, “We make a concerted effort to use local products here at our restaurant. Every single day, New York producers are coming to us with something new and consumers in turn are responding in droves. Our menu features dozens of New York State products. We offer at least four dozen New York spirits at any given time and within the next 30 days, we plan to have all of our taps pouring New York beers and ciders. We take pride in offering New York products in our restaurant and are proud to sign the Pride of NY Pledge.”
 
Restaurants that have taken the Pride of NY Pledge are:

The 1850 House Inn & Tavern

Rosendale

67 Burger

Brooklyn

Achilles Heel

Brooklyn

Ai Fiori - Altamarea Group

New York

Auden Restaurant @ the Ritz Carlton

New York

Ayhan's Shish-Kebab Mediterranean Restaurants

Port Washington

Besito

Roslyn

Bistro La Promenade

New York

Black Shack

New York

Blue Smoke - Union Square Hospitality Group

New York

Bogota Latin Bistro

Brooklyn

The Butterfly, Manhattan - Altamarea Group

New York

Café 2 & Terrace 5 - Union Square Hospitality Group

New York

Café Asean

New York

Café Tallulah

New York

Caffe Linda

New York

The Calhoun School

New York

Century House Restaurant

Latham

The Cheesecake Factory

South Huntington

Cobys & 5 others on the SUNY Campus

Cobleskill

Colonial Pottery and Creamery

Schuyler

Costata - Altamarea Group

New York

Da Claudio

New York

The Den

New York

Diner

Brooklyn

Ditch Plains Restaurant (2 locations)

New York

dp An American Brasserie

Albany

Dock to Dish

Montauk

Dylan Prime

New York

Elizabeth's Neighborhood Table

New York

Fatty Crab

New York

Fatty Cue

New York

The Golden Pear Cafes

Southampton

Gramercy Tavern - Union Square Hospitality Group

New York

The Green Table - The Cleaver Company (3 locations)

New York

Gula Gula, NY

New York

II Ristorante Rosi

New York

J. Kings

Holtsville

Jack Halyards American Bar and Grill

Oyster Bay

Jackson's Restaurant

Old Chatham

Jazz Standard - Union Square Hospitality Group

New York

Jewel Restaurant

Melville

Jimmy's No. 43

New York

Jolie Cantina

Brooklyn

Kingside

New York

Lake Placid Pub & Brewery

Lake Placid

Landmarc [Tribeca]

New York

Landmarc at the Time Warner Center

New York

Lombardi's

New York

Madison Bistro

Wampsville

Maialino - Union Square Hospitality Group

New York

Marea - Altamarea Group

New York

Marlow & Daughters

Brooklyn

Marlow & Sons

Brooklyn

Mirabelle

St. James

Mission Chinese Food

New York

The Modern - Union Square Hospitality Group

New York

Monsoon

Babylon

Monte's Trattoria

New York

New World Bistro Bar

Albany

Nicoletta - Altamarea Group

New York

North End Grill - Union Square Hospitality Group

New York

Not Just Bagels

Staten Island

Osteria - Altamarea Group

New York

Osteria - Altamarea Group

Bernardsville

Peter Crevette

Brooklyn

Red Gravy

Brooklyn

Rogues' Harbor Inn: Bed and Breakfast

Lansing

Roman's

Brooklyn

Roots Bistro Gourmand

West Islip

Salumeria Rosi Parmacotto

New York

Sardi's Restaurant

New York

Shake Shack (7 locations)

Souen Organic Macrobiotic Restaurant

New York

Souen Soho

New York

Souen East Village

New York

Spike Hill

Brooklyn

Spoonful Kitchen and Catering

Schaghticoke

Sylvia's

New York

Telepan & Telepan Local

New York

The Vanderbilt

Brooklyn

The Village TeaRoom Restaurant & Bake Shop

New Paltz

Track's Raw Bar & Grill

New York

Tribeca Grill

New York

Union Square Café - Union Square Hospitality Group

New York

The Vanderbilt

Brooklyn

Villa Mosconi

New York

West East Bistro

Hicksville

Wong Restaurant

New York

Yono's

Albany

 
 
To take the Pride of NY Pledge, please go to the following link and email the completed form to TasteNY@agriculture.ny.gov.
 
The Governor’s Taste NY program focuses on branding and expanding New York's food and beverage industry by making the wide variety of foods and beverages made and grown in the state readily available and recognizable to New Yorkers as well as to the hospitality industry and public nationwide. Part of Governor Cuomo’s efforts to promote agribusiness across the state, Taste NY is being marketed through a range of promotional efforts including Taste NY tents at important events, Taste NY stores in transportation hubs and a dedicated website, www.taste.ny.gov.
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