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Meet the Server Turned Florist Who Draws Inspiration From Chefs

"I pay attention to what’s going on in the kitchen." Flowers used to be an important aspect of restaurant décor, but as a minimalist aesthetic has gained popularity, wallpaper and bouquets have given way to white walls and fiddle-leaf-fig plants. Show More Summary

This New Video Series Highlights Emerging Culinary Talent

Making it in the food industry — whether as a chef, a farmer, or an entrepreneur — requires overcoming a lot of (ever-mounting) hurdles. In a new video series called "Taste Makers," the New York Times is documenting the journeys and dreams of several aspiring culinary professionals. Show More Summary

The Winner of This Year’s ‘Best Female Chef’ Award Is Dominique Crenn — Here’s How She Feels About It

"I'm looking at the award this way: We still need to do a lot of work." Since the group behind the World's 50 Best Restaurants ranking created the Best Female Chef award in 2012, the honor — previously received by Elena Arzak, Nadia Santini, Helena Rizzo, and Hélène Darroze — has been met with controversy. Show More Summary

Here Are the 2016 Winners of the James Beard Foundation’s Media Awards

The big prize. The James Beard Foundation held its annual media awards Tuesday night, handing out medallions to winners in the book, broadcast, and journalism categories. Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking was named cookbook of the year;...Show More Summary

The Naked Restaurant’s Waiting List Is Now Up to 27,000 People

A typical evening at the Bunyadi. Interest in London's first clothing-optional restaurant just keeps, er, growing. The summerlong pop-up, called the Bunyadi, will let patrons choose between a clothed and a non-clothed section, kind of like back when smoking was still allowed. Show More Summary

Former McDonald’s CEO Predicts a $15 Wage Will Trigger Massive Layoffs

Protesting themselves out of jobs? Former McDonald's CEO Ed Rensi, the chain's top dog in the '90s, has come out as the industry's latest $15-wage doomsayer, writing in a column for Forbes yesterday that if activist cities and laborShow More Summary

Alarming New Study Links Sugar to a ‘Wide Range of Diseases’

Still worth it. Here's some troubling news for sugar splurgers: A new study by scientists at UCLA has found that fructose — a sugar that's nearly impossible to avoid — can damage the brain's genes and lead to what's helpfully categorized...Show More Summary

Chobani Employees Rewarded for Loyalty, Given Ownership Stake

Shares and free yogurt for all! Christmas came early for Chobani's 2,000 full-time employees: In an Oprah-like move, Hamdi Ulukaya handed out white envelopes with the announcement that he's gifting a significant number of shares — up to 10 percent of the company, which is worth around $4 billion. Show More Summary

The Grub Street?Approved Guide to Mother’s Day Brunch

The room is really nice at Cherche Midi. You've got to take your mom out for Mother's Day (it's May 8 — don't forget). But like Valentine's Day or New Year's, it can be a restaurantgoing nightmare day, filled with mediocre mimosas and overpriced set menus. Show More Summary

Woman Claims a Café Asked Her Whole Table to Leave Because They’re Muslim

A placard describing Urth's 45-minute seating policy. A popular California coffee chain is up to its eyes in image repair after being accused of booting a customer and her group simply because they were all dressed in hijabs. Sara Farsakh...Show More Summary

Subway Says Half-Naked Sandwich Artist Doesn’t Actually Work for Them

No shirts, no shoes, just foot-longs. Innocent customers who dropped by a local Subway in Festus, Missouri, for their meatball marinara pick-me-up over the weekend were shocked to find a shirtless man behind the counter. The rogue sandwich...Show More Summary

London Is Getting a Star Wars ‘Fork Awakens’ Pop-up

The fork will be with you. Ever since Star Wars: The Force Awakens hit theaters and dominated box-office records, the rollout of food tie-ins has been most impressive. The latest took a while, but was probably inevitable: London will...Show More Summary

Donald Trump Also Grossed Out by John Kasich’s ‘Disgusting’ Eating Habits

Donald does not approve. As you may recall, presidential candidate — and new strategic pal of Ted Cruz — John Kasich hit Mike's Deli in the Bronx for a campaign stop earlier this month, where the Ohio governor set about inhaling the spread of Italian-American food set before him. Show More Summary

Hi-C’s Ecto Cooler Officially Coming Back Just in Time for Ghostbusters

Who ya gonna call? When Surge returned in 2014 after a 13-year hiatus, serious '90s kids could finally forgive the 2000s for killing one of their childhood's two best green drinks. Now it looks like they can give it a full pardon: Coke...Show More Summary

Anthony Bourdain Going on Tour Again This Fall

This is your chance to ask Bourdain your most important question. Fresh off premiering his impressive documentary about Jeremiah Tower, Anthony Bourdain reveals he'll hit the stage again this fall. The restless culinary impresario brought...Show More Summary

How the Co-founder of Noma Is Building His Legacy in New York

"New York doesn't embrace chefs who come here without going all in." It's difficult to keep track of Claus Meyer's many, many New York projects. Since leaving Denmark, where he co-founded the restaurant Noma (perhaps you've heard ofShow More Summary

The Grand Banks Boat Officially Reopens on May 3

Fortunately, you can now make a reservation. Good news: Grand Banks, the seasonal restaurant housed on a historic fishing schooner on Tribeca's Pier 25, will officially open next Tuesday, with rosé, lobster rolls, and, of course, oysters. Show More Summary

Lawyer Threatens to Sue Restaurant for Running Out of Soup

No soup for you. In an exchange that sounds like it comes straight from Seinfeld, a lawyer in Texas is threatening to sue a restaurant because it ran out of its popular soup, thereby denying him the free cup that was supposed to come with his meal. Show More Summary

Japanese Burger Chain Rereleases All-Time Most Terrifying Sandwich

Also includes a whole day's calories. The most terrifying foods concocted by American chains are mere child's play next to what Japan's Lotteria can inflict on customers using nothing but lettuce and tartar sauce or a movie tie-in. It...Show More Summary

Té Company Offers an Oolong Education and Stunning Seasonal Small Plates

Té Company Tearooms are not known for their food. You’ve had one crustless sandwich and lackluster scone, you’ve had ’em all — or so the thinking goes. Well, that thinking became obsolete when Elena Liao and her husband, Frederico Ribeiro, opened their tiny West Village tearoom, Té Company, last fall. Show More Summary

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