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German Drug Company Offers $62 Billion for Monsanto to Merge

One-stop shop for Claritin and Roundup? The German pharmaceutical conglomerate Bayer has made a $62 billion all-cash offer for Monsanto, a deal that would create the world's largest agricultural supplier. The bid, made by new CEO Werner...Show More Summary

Pommes Frites Rises From the Ashes, Reopens in West Village

Welcome back. In the wake of the East Village gas explosion, 18-year-old Pommes Frites closed down, and owners Suzanne Levinson and Omer Shorshi have been working tirelessly for more than a year to reopen the beloved French fry shop....Show More Summary

The City Lost Another Papaya Stand This Weekend

No more. The Papaya family of cheap hot dogs and tropical drinks keeps shrinking in Manhattan. This weekend, the Theater District Papaya Dog closed without warning, reportedly dismantled by employees overnight, and was sent to hot-dog heaven. Show More Summary

Mimi Is a Pint-Size Bistro With a Daring French Soul

Mimi I can’t remember precisely when it was during my first dinner at a small, randomly named Village bistro called Mimi, but I turned to one of my guests and muttered, with my mouth half-full and only semi-­intelligibly, a phrase roughly...Show More Summary

A Shuko Chef Is Behind a Hidden New Japanese Restaurant in Fort Greene

Dry-aged prime rib eye, koji, tosazu sauce. To enter Karasu, you walk into Walter's, go through the restaurant, and head to a door in the back — similar to another beloved and secret Japanese restaurant, Bohemian. You'll be rewardedShow More Summary

Exemplary McDonald’s Employees Filmed Brawling Over Who Has to Cook the Apple Pies

A couple of workers at a McDonald's in South Carolina got into a fight this week over whose job it would be to cook the Baked Apple Pies that day. Video of the incident — because it is the year 2016 and someone always has their camera phone ready to go — shows both women pulling each other by the hair and shouting while customers watch. Show More Summary

Taco Bell Warns Fried-Chicken Taco Shells Are Going National

Maybe it was funny when it was just a tiny test out in Bakersfield, California, but now anyone afraid of a world overflowing with Naked Crispy Chicken Tacos (now re-dubbed Naked Chicken Chalupas) is living on borrowed time. The KFC Double...Show More Summary

Frozen Vegetables From Massive Listeria Recall Aren’t Going to Throw Themselves Away

One of about 400 things you maybe forgot is in your freezer. The CDC has a message for lazy American consumers: The recall CRF Frozen Foods issued two weeks ago didn't make listeria-infected items magically vanish from freezers. Officials...Show More Summary

Grub Street’s Restaurant Power Rankings: Dave Chang’s Latest Project, a New Spot From Suvir Saran, and More

Welcome to Grub Street's weekly survey of the most-talked-about, must-visit restaurants in New York City. The list below features spots both new and old ranked according to one important, ever-fluctuating (and admittedly subjective)Show More Summary

Fancy Restaurant in Germany Now Sprinkles Dessert Onto a Flip-Flop

Most people remember leaving the beach as kids and their parents saying something like, "Don't even think about getting in this car until you've knocked every bit of sand off those sandals." Well, patrons at Falco — a restaurant in Leipzig,...Show More Summary

Are We Drinking in a Post-Mixology World?

Sometimes you don't need violet tinctures and obscure liqueurs. The glory days of the faux speakeasy, thank the Lord, appear to be over. While be-vested bartenders, secret entrances, "house rules," drinks invented before Prohibition,...Show More Summary

Musician Brett Dennen Eats Breakfast Tacos in Austin and Street Meat in New York

"I doctored it up with some Texas Pete hot sauce." "I wouldn't call myself a 'food connoisseur,' but I love to eat," says Brett Dennen. This week he was on the road promoting his new album, Por Favor, which means stops in several different places before arriving in New York. Show More Summary

McDonald’s Figured Out the One Way to Make Its Burgers Grosser

Never thought we'd miss black buns... Anybody who's walked in (or near) a McDonald's lately has seen the all-out Angry Birds onslaught, but this is apparently nothing compared to the enthusiasm going on in China, where one of the many new movie tie-ins is this questionably colored Naughty Green Pork Burger. Show More Summary

Congress Suggests Legitimate ‘Sell By’ Dates Might Curb Food Waste

But does it pass the smell test? America's food-expiration labels are essentially meaningless: Dates don't have to be scientifically derived and are little more than attempts to persuade consumers to eat products at optimal quality (fresher means repeat customers). Show More Summary

Greenpoint’s Hail Mary Is a Cheeky Multicultural Riff on the American Diner

Banana split. Husband-and-wife chef team Hisham and Sohla El-Waylly met in class at the Culinary Institute of America and went on to independently cook at some of New York's top restaurants, like Atera, Battersby, Del Posto, Dover, and Empellón Cocina. Show More Summary

‘World’s Longest’ Pizza Actually Doesn’t Look That Bad

Cheese for miles. When a food is bestowed with a Guinness World Record, that generally means it's not that appetizing. (To wit: Buca di Beppo's 10,000-pound spaghetti bowl ended up becoming livestock feed after stewing in the sun for...Show More Summary

A New Italian Cocktail Bar Opens in Brooklyn With Amaretto Sours and Lambrusco Spritzes

A Manhattan variation at August Laura called the Coop. Carroll Gardens has long been one of New York's Italian-American strongholds, a heritage that's maintained by enduring establishments like Caputo's Fine Foods and referenced by newer, homage-paying restaurants like Frankie's 457 and Lucali, two of the neighborhood's best restaurants. Show More Summary

Super-Chill Governor Cuomo Wants to Let Brunchers Drink Before Noon

Early bird may soon get the booze, too. Andrew Cuomo is throwing his full gubernatorial weight behind a panel's recommendation to update New York's severely outdated liquor laws. Critics have long complained the problems caused by 1930s-era...Show More Summary

Meet the Author Whose New Novel Is All About New York Restaurant Culture

Danler at Buvette, where she waited tables while writing her book. Like many writers, Stephanie Danler has also held more than a few restaurant gigs, working in well-regarded places like Tía Pol, Buvette, and Union Square Cafe. But unlike...Show More Summary

Hummus Sensation Dizengoff Will Open in New York Next Week

Hummus with braised lamb neck, dried lime, and herbs. We know, we know. We went and got your hopes up before. But this time, after several delays, it really looks like Dizengoff partners Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook have been granted permission by the municipal-permitting powers that be to start slinging hummus in Chelsea Market. Show More Summary

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