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MillerCoors Triumphs in Yet Another Lawsuit Over the Definition of ‘Craft Beer’

Not really, no. It took a 14-month fight, but a federal judge has thrown out a class-action lawsuit accusing MillerCoors of deceptively marketing Blue Moon as a "craft beer" product. Gonzalo Curiel, the U.S. district judge whose name...Show More Summary

Woman Calls 911 to Report That Her Pizza Is Short on Cheese

Not here to serve and protect your pizza. Another lackluster pizza delivery, another attempt to report it to police. This time, a Canadian took up a Royal Newfoundland Constabulary dispatcher's time on Friday to report this very life-threatening...Show More Summary

Robert Irvine Is Apparently Getting a ‘Dr. Phil–esque’ Daytime Talk Show

Here to help. Robert Irvine is finally ready to apply his vise-grip style of helpful intimidation to people who aren't failing restaurant owners or his own sous-chefs. The Restaurant: Impossible star is getting what's described as a "Dr. Show More Summary

Judge Says Customers Can Sue Starbucks for ‘Underfilling’ Its Lattes

False advertising? A judge has weighed in on one of the two big lawsuits Starbucks is facing over its drink sizes, and it's not good news for the coffee giant: U.S. District Judge Thelton Henderson writes that he's letting the plaintiffs...Show More Summary

Zadie’s Oyster Room Is the Single-Concept Restaurant You Actually Want

Broiled oysters with sea lettuce, spring onion, and Parmesan. As previously noted, Marco Canora, no stranger to restaurant redos, reopened his wine bar Fifty Paces as Zadie's Oyster Room last week. He drew inspiration from New York's...Show More Summary

Elon Musk’s Brother Has a Plan to Sell Organic Fast Food for Under $5

"People want real food," Musk says. Another chef is tossing his hat into the fast-food ring. Kimbal Musk, Elon's less famous brother who made scads of money himself in Silicon Valley before leaving for culinary school, is getting ready to open the first of (what he hopes will be) many locations of a new organic fast-food chain. Show More Summary

Maniac Beats Burger King Worker Over a Milkshake

A Dallas-area Burger King released footage today of a man it's probably safe to call the worst fast-food customer in a good, long while. In fact, Wendy's infamous alligator hurler doesn't look so bad next to this nutjob: Video shows the man attacking a 62-year-old female employee after she made a milkshake that wasn't to his liking. Show More Summary

Canadian Ax-Throwing Club Warns It Nearly Has a Liquor License

Wait till he has a few shots in him. A bunch of ax throwers in Ontario are on the verge of a major breakthrough: Soon they could have a business that celebrates the time-honored tradition of throwing sharp objects and drinking booze — and it's unclear if it necessarily has to be in that order. Show More Summary

Restaurant Manager Fired for Giving Waitress an Unwanted ‘Best Butt’ Award

Amazingly, this idea backfired. The manager at a Scotty's Brewhouse, an Indiana restaurant chain currently serving a Chupacabra burger of the month, is now out of a job after giving a waitress a literal trophy for having the best butt on staff. Show More Summary

The Wayland Team Introduces a Stylish, Healthy-ish High Line Spot

Blueberry-corn waffle with warm honey butter and housemade clabber cream. The East Village's the Wayland and Good Night Sonny have a certain cool factor without any of the usual accompanying pretension. Let's hope that will translate to owners Robert Ceraso and Jason Mendenhall's new west-side concept, the Wild Son, which opens on Wednesday. Show More Summary

Can You Pick the Absolute Best Restaurant in New York?

Adam Platt named Blue Hill at Stone Barns the Absolute Best Restaurant in New York. New York is bursting at the seams with great restaurants. There are, likely, enough excellent tasting-table spots, ambitious neighborhood spots, andShow More Summary

Nix Pushes the Vegetable-Forward Envelope

Nix. Vegetables have been at the apex of the food-fashion pyramid for several years now, so it’s only fitting that James Truman — who made a name for himself as top curator and tastemaker for the Condé Nast empire and now does more or...Show More Summary

BKW, From the Brooklyn Winery Team, Opens in Crown Heights

Root-beer-glazed pork ribs with heirloom baked beans, Tuscan kale, and Asian-pear slaw. Good news if you're a fan of Williamsburg’s Brooklyn Winery: Owners Brian Leventhal and John Stires are opening a proper restaurant, called BKW, this Tuesday in Crown Heights. Show More Summary

Even the Maker of M&M’s Thinks Americans Eat Too Much Candy

Could be in its final days. Mars, the world's biggest candy company, apparently believes fast-food chains have made it an accessory to a tragic public-health crime. According to Reuters, the company is trying to stop McDonald's — maker,...Show More Summary

So, a Truck Hauling Deli Meat Crashed Into a Truck Full of Bread

Not even the great Anheuser-Busch–Frito-Lay snack collision of March 2016 can compare to the perfect accident the crash gods sent New Jersey this morning on highway I-287, outside of Piscataway: As pictures make clear, one truck carrying...Show More Summary

That $8-a-Bottle Artisanal-Mayo Store Is Getting Priced Out of Brooklyn

The new space will still be GMO-free. Nothing's ever epitomized twee Brooklyn food in the public's mind better than the borough's all-artisan-mayo store Empire Mayonnaise. The backstory was actually kind of cool — it involves a designer...Show More Summary

Le Coucou Opens With Lobster, Caviar, and Veal Tongue

Langue de veau au caviar Américain: veal tongue, American white sturgeon caviar, crème fraîche. Chicago-born chef Daniel Rose made a name for himself in Paris, as the chef and owner of acclaimed Spring and La Bourse et La Vie. For the...Show More Summary

Philadelphia Is America’s First Big City With a Soda Tax

Equal-opportunity drink tax. No warm feelings today for sugary drinks in the City of Brotherly Love — the City Council approved the nation's most sweeping soda tax in a 13-4 vote Thursday, making Philly the biggest U.S. city to stick it to Big Soda. Show More Summary

Tim Urban Embraces the ‘Dark Late-Night Unhealthy Seamless Order’

"I try to limit myself to one DLNUSO a week." As the author of the wildly popular blog Wait But Why, Tim Urban tackles existential topics like what makes you you, how to pick your life partner, and why procrastinators procrastinate (complete with his signature stick-figure illustrations). Show More Summary

Man Denied Entry at Pizzeria Because His Designer Pants Looked ‘Too Street’

These pants are versatile. A Chicago man claims he faced discrimination from a pizzeria for either having clothes that were too cool or skin that's too black — and, frankly, it's unclear if he's sure which is worse. Antar Jackson says...Show More Summary

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