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New York’s Reviews Will Now Pop Up on Restaurants’ Facebook Pages

This is how reviews appear. Tired of crowdsourcing opinions from Yelp? Facebook has a cure for that: Starting today, it's piloting a new feature that will show critics' reviews for select restaurants across America. Now, when you search...Show More Summary

Restaurant Review: Two East Village Neighbors Offer Refined Riffs on Spam and Ssam

Although the name sounds otherworldly and even borderline bizarre, Noreetuh, which opened not long ago on lower First Avenue in the East Village, is a New York restaurant of a very familiar kind. Like many notable joints of the Kitchen...Show More Summary

Watch Some Folks Casually Grill a Few Steaks With Molten Lava

As Memorial Day kicks into gear, you will no doubt be bombarded with a number of cookout primers, all of which will promise to teach you the BEST. WAY. TO. GRILL. Ignore those primers. Instead, just watch this video from the awesomely...Show More Summary

Amazon Now Offers One-Hour Grocery Delivery From D’Agostino and More

Fast food. Because you need something to eat while you binge-watch Transparent, Amazon is expanding its Prime Now one-hour delivery service to include local groceries and premade meals in select parts of Manhattan. As of yesterday, anything Prime members want, basically, from D'Agostino, Billy's Bakery, and Gourmet Garage can be ordered from the app. Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton Kicked Off Memorial Day Weekend With Some Beers

Team Hillary made a brilliant stop at New Hampshire's Smuttynose Brewing Company, a national treasure for beer nerds. She was there for a round-table discussion with founder Peter Egelston — all about small businesses, of course. IsShow More Summary

Neighboring Restaurant Sues Twin Peaks for $1 Million in Biker-Brawl Damages

"Scenic views," to quote the chain. Don Carlos Mexican Restaurant had front-row seats to Sunday's biker-gang melee that exploded outside Waco's Twin Peaks. But being so close, the company notes in a lawsuit filed yesterday, caused more than $1 million in lost business and property damages. Show More Summary

Morgenstern’s Will Give Out Free Scoops of Ice Cream on Saturday

HBD! It's been one year since Nicholas Morgenstern opened his namesake ice-cream parlor, and he's elevated the city's dessert game by giving New Yorkers things like avocado-ice-cream toast, five types of vanilla, three strawberry flavors, pine-nut pie, awesome chef collaborations, and this Grub-exclusive kitchen-sink sundae. Show More Summary

Here Are the Sandwiches From BEC, New York’s Brand-New All-Breakfast-Sandwich Emporium

The BEC classic: smoked bacon, sharp cheddar, brioche bun. Back in February, New Yorkers learned the city would get a new Chelsea shop devoted entirely to the BEC — that glorious combination of bacon, egg, and cheese, stuffed inside a roll and wrapped up for on-the-go hangover relief. Show More Summary

France Makes It Illegal for Supermarkets to Throw Out Their Food

No need to waste. Life just got tough for French freegans: Thanks to a new law passed unanimously by the National Assembly, dumpsters behind grocery stores are about to contain infinitely less food, unless the owners want to face hefty fines (up to about $80,000), or even some jail time. Show More Summary

Comedian Chris Gethard Obsesses Over His Soda Collection

Gethard, with his usual order from the Mykonos Grill food truck. "This is a real Heart of Darkness look into my own life," says Chris Gethard of his Grub Street Diet. The comedian has appeared on shows like Louie, Broad City, and Inside...Show More Summary

Unfair: New Orleans Is Getting a Tricked-Out Waffle House

Fancy stuff. While New Yorkers yearn for one — just one! — location of Waffle House, New Orleans residents are getting a super-fancy outpost. A new 1,719-square-foot location will have something totally unique to the chain: a courtyard. Show More Summary

Extremely Reassuring New Study Says Coffee Could Help Prevent Erectile Dysfunction

They seem perky. Scientists have found yet another reason coffee drinkers can keep their heads held high (so to speak): A new study says it could aid in warding off erectile dysfunction. Writing in the journal Plos One, researchers at...Show More Summary

Grub Street Gets With the Times and Joins Instagram

Sorry: It took a while to finish this Morgenstern's kitchen-sink sundae. Yes, it took Grub quite a while to get on Instagram, but hopefully you'll find that it was worth the wait. (What you won't find is incessant photos of avocado toast.) Follow Grub here! We know we're late to Instagram — we were just polishing off this baby. Show More Summary

Shake Shack Might Be Close to Releasing a Chicken Sandwich

Fingers crossed. While New Yorkers are off celebrating the original Shake Shack's grand reopening, there's actually another bit of fabulous news: Using a less-conspicuous subsidiary called SSE IP, Shake Shack applied to trademark the words "Chicken Shack" last month. Show More Summary

Historic Districts Council Executive Tells Four Seasons Owner to ‘Curl Up and Die’

What a mess. This week, New York City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission ruled to protect the interior of The Four Seasons — derailing owner Aby J. Rosen's plans for extensive renovations. It seemed that after years of disagreements, there was finally a resolution. Show More Summary

Food Companies Are Bracing for a Major Egg Shortage

End of days. That record-breaking bird flu that's busy devastating midwestern farms is about to start screwing with breakfast, too. About 87 percent of sick birds are laying hens, forcing farmers to kill something like 38 million birds, according to the Department of Agriculture. Show More Summary

160-Year-Old Pisacane Seafood Will Very Likely Close Tomorrow

It's one of New York's oldest fish markets. It looks like New York has lost yet another beloved historic place: According to tips received by Vanishing New York's Jeremiah Moss, family owned Pisacane, a wholesale and retail fish monger, will shutter tomorrow. Show More Summary

David Letterman’s Final Show Included His Legendary Taco Bell Prank

Letterman already crossed off the obligatory Rupert Jee annoying-waiter highlight reel earlier this week, so for his final Late Night show last night, it was time to revisit 1996 and his famous Taco Bell segment. His voice greets unwitting...Show More Summary

This Chef’s Help-Wanted Ad Is Amazingly Brutal

What awaits Justin's new hire. An American chef working in Scotland ("Justin," he calls himself) has posted a hilariously frank, Gordon Ramsay-esque classifieds ad for a line cook. Titled "Looking for someone fast, progressive, and not a total for a new restaurant in Clarkston," the masterpiece stretches 1,098 words. Show More Summary

KFC’s Disposable Keyboard Trays Are Its Weirdest Gimmick Yet

Text, scroll, and swipe with impunity. The slogan "finger lickin' good" is KFC's glass-half-full way of acknowledging that you must wash your hands after eating its food. No more: The company has put its penchant for inane electronic...Show More Summary

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