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Archived Since:June 30, 2009

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Icelandair Apologized for Serving a Vodka and Stout Liqueur Cocktail Called ‘Apartheid’

The Icelandair-owned Hotel Reykjavík Marina, just a few steps away from the city's downtown harbor district, is by all accounts a modern, swanky 100-room establishment. It boasts a gym and high-speed wireless internet, the latter ofShow More Summary

New York City Now Has an All-Time Record 536 Dunkin’ Donuts

It's getting harder to run away from Dunkin'. Reflecting back on 2014, the city can proudly say its number of Dunkin' stores grew by an astonishing 21 this year — to 536, which happens to be more locations than McDonald's (245) and Starbucks (282) combined. Show More Summary

KISS Front Man Paul Stanley’s Never-Aired Coffee Commercial Is Awesomely Bad

A video of future president Obama diplomatically reviewing a Chicago restaurant on a PBS show recently surfaced on YouTube, and today's gem of improbability comes from a KISS fan, who somehow found this never-aired Paul Stanley spot for Folgers. Show More Summary

A Study Linked Increased Fast-Food Consumption to Poor Test Scores in Kids

Put the burger down. Researchers from the University of Texas at Austin and Ohio State University looked at data from 8,544 young students enrolled in schools nationwide to demonstrate a "predictive" relationship between increased fast-food consumption and lower reading, math, and science test scores. Show More Summary

Michael Anthony Will Be Untitled’s Chef When It Reopens Downtown

Michael Anthony Earlier this fall, Danny Meyer's food operation at the Whitney Museum of American Art closed in advance of the institution's move to the Meatpacking District, and it's now been announced that Michael Anthony, Gramercy Tavern's esteemed chef, will serve as executive chef and managing director upon its reopening. Show More Summary

Mission Chinese Food Made a Triumphant Return to the Lower East Side Last Night

Bowien is back. Photo: missionchinesefood/Instagram Danny Bowien officially reopened Mission Chinese Food last night at 171 East Broadway, last home to the short-lived Rosette. The comeback follows the restaurant's exodus from its previous, lawsuit-besieged Orchard Street home and its subsequent, free-spirited Brooklyn pop-up. Show More Summary

French Chef All-Stars Plan to Retaliate Against ‘Anglo-Saxon’ Culinary Threat

Let's hope these two all-stars get involved. The government of France, it seems, is worried that "the Anglo-Saxons" are conspiring to "dethrone" them as masters of the culinary world. So now, in true superhero narrative form, the Foreign...Show More Summary

Caramel Apples Have Been Linked to Four Deaths in a Listeria Outbreak

Twenty-eight people in ten states have fallen ill. As part of a "rapidly evolving" investigation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has taken the rare step of advising people to avoid a specific kind of food altogether until the organization learns more about a recent outbreak of illness. Show More Summary

A Customer Tipped a Whataburger Worker With a $10K Fur Coat

Just fabulous. Cheryl Semien was working the drive-through shift on Wednesday at a Houston-area Whataburger when she couldn't believe this stranger pulled up sporting a fancy mink coat. "I said, 'Ma'am, I like that jacket you've got on,'" she recalls. Show More Summary

A Chef Scrapped Plans to Serve ‘Thug Rice’ and Chocolate ‘Blunts’ at a Hip-Hop Dinner

Milk chocolate blunts, how innovative. Photo: Graffiato The aim of chef Mike Isabella's "East Coast vs. West Coast, Biggie vs. Tupac" dinner, planned for February at his Washington, D.C,. restaurant Graffiato, was to be a "celebration...Show More Summary

Hellmann’s Calls Off Its Legal Attack on Vegan ‘Mayonnaise’

Big Mayo shares the vegan company's "vision of a more sustainable world." Hellmann's manufacturer Unilever has killed its false-advertising lawsuit against the maker of eggless spread Just Mayo, and just in time for holiday deviled egg season at that. Show More Summary

Italy’s ‘Best’ Chef Massimo Bottura Plans to Move His Restaurant to London

U.K. bound? Bloomberg critic Richard Vines finds out that Massimo Bottura, the cerebral and pioneering Italian chef behind Osteria Francescana, has been making plans to close his acclaimed flagship and reopen in London. The Modena restaurant has held the No. Show More Summary

Justin Timberlake Drinks at Bandit’s Roost; Taylor Swift Celebrates Her Birthday at Almanac

T.S. loves the West Village. With Oscar season heating up, it's prime season for A-list luncheons: Julianne Moore, Jennifer Aniston, and Bradley Cooper dined across New York while doing press for their new films. Meanwhile, Jake Gyllenhaal...Show More Summary

Modernist Cuisine’s Towering Gingerbread House Really Takes the Cake

Nathan Myhrvold's merry band of tech-minded chefs apparently took a break from writing the definitive book on bread to create this festive gingerbread house, which is modeled after Gaudí's Casa Batlló. It's 100 percent edible, they say,...Show More Summary

Lauren Graham Drinks Wine at Lunch Because It’s Christmastime

"Back at the hotel, I only eat half of it, ‘cause, actor." #don-logo { border-left: 1px solid #d8d8d8; float: right; height: 90px; margin-left: 1rem; padding-left: 1rem; width: 115px; } #don-logo span { color: rgb(175, 175, 175); display:...Show More Summary

Bodega Owners Say a Distributor Merger Will Be Awful for the City’s Good Beer

You may soon have fewer choices. A merger of unprecedented size and scope is under way between two of the city's three biggest distributors, Manhattan Beer Distributors and Phoenix Beehive Beverages, and now trade groups representing...Show More Summary

What to Eat at the West Village Outpost of Jack’s Wife Freda, Opening Tomorrow

Grain bowl: red quinoa, seasonal vegetables, boiled egg, and sweet-soy vinaigrette. The second location of Jack's Wife Freda opens at 50 Carmine Street tomorrow, and while the design and the menu stay true to the popular Lafayette Street original, the West Village menus are slightly different. Show More Summary

World’s Most Adorable Couple Celebrates 64th Wedding Anniversary With Taco Bell Nacho Party

Apache Junction, Arizona, couple Charles and Ann Lanter are regulars at their local Taco Bell, so when the franchise's owner found out they were about to celebrate their wedding anniversary, he offered to host a party that involved cake, balloons, and a platter containing 64 inches of nachos. Show More Summary

Morgenstern’s Unveils New Pies and Holiday Desserts

The brand-new pine-nut pie. Did you miss out on Morgenstern's spectacular Thanksgiving pies? Were you stuck eating a sad fruit crumble? This Christmas, don't let the same mistake happen: The ice-cream parlor is once again selling limited-edition baked goods, which are available via preorder through Monday, December 22. Show More Summary

Genuine Havana Club Is One Step Closer to a U.S. Rollout

Yo-ho-ho. Just in time for the ten-year-anniversary Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights Blu-ray, assuming someone has the guts to release such a thing, comes some pretty broad but nonetheless promising industry speculation that Pernod Ricard's Havana Club rum may soon be available for daiquiris everywhere from Brooklyn to the Bay Area. Show More Summary

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