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Google Now Tells You Exactly When to Avoid Popular Restaurants

If it's midday Saturday, Google reminds you you'll wait for approximately forever. Google's putting its reams of crowdsourced data to a nifty new use: to give people a heads-up about when to expect the happy-hour rush at a particular dive bar or all the tables to be full at that must-have ramen joint. Show More Summary

Istanbul Has a Breaking Bad Café and We Don’t

Pure sugar. Alas, Heisenberg superfans: Brooklyn was this close to getting Walter's Coffee Roastery, the world's first (although technically not all that official) Breaking Bad–themed coffee shop, but co-founder Deniz Kosan says an investor backed out and screwed New Yorkers out of blue-meth cupcakes. Show More Summary

California’s Restaurant-Water Restrictions Probably Aren’t Making a Difference

Not exactly the biggest culprit. California politicians thought that only allowing restaurants to serve water to customers if they requested it was supposed to be an easy and obvious way to help during an unprecedented drought. Many chefs weren't happy about the measure, while others saw the whole set of restrictions as limp. Show More Summary

Kid Who’s Deathly Allergic to Food Gets the Award for Today’s Most Heartbreaking Story

Off limits. All of it. Nineteen-year-old Utahan Alex Visker will never accidentally eat anything he's allergic to, because he's straight-up allergic to all food. Doctors have no official diagnosis, but say it's an incredibly rare illness stemming from severe allergies and a Mast Cell Activation Disorder. Show More Summary

Daniel Patterson Is Stepping Away From Coi

He'll depart the restaurant in January. After nine years of running the show at San Francisco's Coi, during which his progressive cooking earned him two Michelin stars and a reputation as one of the country's most important chefs, Daniel Patterson will step down in January. Show More Summary

Pommes Frites Owners’ Desire to Sell Beer Could Be New Location’s Undoing

Don't you want a beer with your fries? Devotees rejoiced when Pommes Frites found a new location after its longtime home tragically burned down because of the East Village gas explosion, but now its path forward isn't looking quite so smooth. Show More Summary

Sam Kass Landed a New High-Profile Gig

Coming soon to the small screen. The Obama family's former chef — and the first-ever policy adviser on nutrition — told Adam Platt that he was "looking at a few TV opportunities," and now he's landed a big one: Kass is the new senior food analyst at NBC News. Show More Summary

The Cereal Milk Affogato Is Milk Bar’s Latest Creation

Beat the heat. Christina Tosi is always shaking things up at Milk Bar (see: the hot-dog-filled Ballpark Bomb), but her latest invention is so simple and smart that Grub's surprised it didn't exist already. The Cereal Milk Affogato combines Milk Bar's signature soft-serve with a double shot of strong Stumptown espresso. Show More Summary

The Price of Olive Oil Is About to Reach an All-Time High

Shoot. Bad news: Owing to conditions like scorching-hot weather, bacterial diseases, and fruit-fly infestations, there's been a 50 percent decline in the production of Spanish and Italian olive oils — which make up 70 percent of the world's supply. Show More Summary

A Pegu Club Vet Is Opening NYC’s Newest Japanese Cocktail Destination Tonight

Bar Goto's sakura martini. These are transformative times in the world of high-end cocktails. The last couple of years have seen a number of talented people take what they've learned at iconic bars and apply their own unique mixological sensibilities at more focused establishments. Show More Summary

In the Future, All Our Food Will Just Be Dippin’ Dots

Endless possibilities. There are plenty of theories about the future of food. It could involve 3-D printing, or we might all be eating bugs. And now we have the Imperial Spherificator, which promises to remake the world into one bigShow More Summary

Wendy’s Is Testing Out Antibiotic-Free Chicken

Drug-free — at least for now in four cities. Wendy's, the chain that took a half-century to offer customers two Frosty flavors (by adding, yes, vanilla), is really going out on a limb this week by committing itself to antibiotic-free chicken. Show More Summary

Roberta’s Unveils the First Tex-Mex Menu That New Yorkers Might Actually Like

The queso is for pizza-dipping. Lukewarm queso and not-so-sizzling fajitas made short work of the Tex-Mex trend in Manhattan, but the guys over at Roberta's don't seem to care. Over the weekend at Three's Brewing in Gowanus, where they're...Show More Summary

Snowdays Is Expanding Its Shaved-Cream Operation

Good news on a scorching day like this: New York's premier shaved-cream spot — it's like shaved ice, but fluffier — is growing beyond its East Village flagship. Next up is a West Village outpost at 167 Seventh Avenue South (at Perry Street), which is scheduled to open quite soon, in early August. Show More Summary

Even Dairy Queen Thinks It Can Make a Better Sandwich Than Subway

Doppelgänger. Warren Buffett recently stopped by Subway's HQ to see if he should purchase the fast-food chain — as normally when Buffett likes to eat something, he buys it, which is why he owns Dairy Queen and some of Coca-Cola. HisShow More Summary

Lucky Peach’s Latest Cover Is a Spot-on Food-Magazine Parody

The new issue of Lucky Peach looks strikingly similar to Bon Appétit and Food and Wine, but makes even grander promises: Three chefs changing food forever! Dishes that are ready to explode! America's next best restaurants! The editors...Show More Summary

In Praise of the Gibson, the Classic Cocktail That’s Finally Getting Its Due

The Gibson at the Happiest Hour. In the annals of mixed drinks, the Gibson is a kind of spectral presence. Though more than a century old, and enshrined in classic films like North by Northwest and All About Eve (always a good way to...Show More Summary

Chef Daniel Humm Officially Enters the Veggie-Burger Fray

The new veggie burger at the Nomad Bar. Common wisdom holds that in the history of veggie burgers, exactly two have been worth eating: the justly celebrated, if loftily named, Superiority Burger from former Del Posto pastry chef Brooks...Show More Summary

World’s Best Truck Spill Leaves 220 Gallons of Maple Syrup Flowing Through the Streets

BYO waffle. Traffic on a New Hampshire highway got snarled for hours yesterday because of a freak accident involving a 220-gallon maple-syrup leak. Authorities spent several hours fruitlessly applying coats of sand and "something like...Show More Summary

Here’s Yet Another Reason to Hate Cilantro

Beware. Gross: U.S. health officials have discovered human feces and toilet paper in Puebla fields (a two-hour drive from Mexico City) that produce cilantro, and have instituted an import ban. The cilantro has been linked to hundreds...Show More Summary

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