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Bed-Stuy’s Acclaimed SCRATCHbread Will Close This Month

The last day is October 11. The inventive and rightfully acclaimed bakery SCRATCHbread, which owner Matthew Tilden launched out of a takeout window with just $5,000, will close on October 11. The shuttering was announced through theShow More Summary

Noma Held a Secret Dinner on Wall Street This Week

Tickets cost $5,000. René Redzepi is a busy man, especially right now, so it's unusual to see him agree to what's essentially a catering job: On Tuesday, his disciples, Lars Williams and Thomas Frebel, cooked Noma's food in New York,...Show More Summary

Donald Trump Finally Found Someone Willing to Open a Restaurant in His New Hotel

Steak for Trump. Who would jump at the chance to move into D.C.'s Trump International Hotel now that José Andrés and Geoffrey Zakarian gave the Donald the boot (following his likening of Mexican immigrants to rapists)? The answer has...Show More Summary

Now Taco Bell Is Getting In on the Chic Veggie Trend, Too

Get that vegan glow with your bean burrito. This seems unexpected: Mexican-food innovator Taco Bell has become the first major fast-food company to offer a certified-vegetarian menu. Confirmed to be meat-free by the American Vegetarian...Show More Summary

Which New York Restaurants Actually Deserve Michelin Stars?

The way many snubbed chefs probably felt this morning. For the 11th year running, Michelin awarded stars to some of New York's best restaurants, and for the 11th year in a row, the list is somewhat confounding. The tire manufacturerShow More Summary

The Finch’s Chef on What an Unexpected Michelin Star Means for the Neighborhood Bistro

Now Michelin-starred. Among the restaurants that earned stars in this year’s Michelin guide, there was one big surprise among the expected heavyweights. Gabe McMackin’s the Finch, a Clinton Hill restaurant that quietly opened ten months...Show More Summary

Alma, One of L.A.’s Most Celebrated Restaurants, Will Close at the End of October

Alma co-owners Ashleigh Parsons and Ari Taymor. When chef Ari Taymor and co-owner Ashleigh Parsons came forward in July to launch a $40,000 crowdfunding campaign to save their restaurant, it came as a shock to many that Alma was hurting at all: Since it opened three years ago, the restaurant has won almost every major award in the industry. Show More Summary

Celebrated Chef Laurent Gras Will Return to a New York Restaurant Kitchen This Month

Catch him while you can. The story of acclaimed French chef Laurent Gras feels like it belongs in a movie: He started his career in France as Alain Ducasse's right-hand man, helping him earn three Michelin stars for Hotel de Paris in Monaco and serving as the opening chef de cuisine at Restaurant Alain Ducasse in Paris. Show More Summary

Servers Are Complaining About Jamie Oliver’s Tipping Policy

Normally, he's full of tips. It looks like Jamie's Italian, chef Jamie Oliver's rapidly multiplying global restaurant chain, is in some hot water over tipping practices in its home base of England. Wait staff claim the tip-shares policy...Show More Summary

Here Are the 2016 Michelin Stars for New York City

Congrats to the winners. Following the now-standard announcement from Michelin last week of its ostensibly affordable "Bib Gourmand" restaurants in New York, the storied tire company today unveiled its annual, and much-debated, list of starred restaurants in the city as well. Show More Summary

Whole Foods Says It Will Stop Selling Food Made by Prisoners

One of the inmates' low-paying specialties. Following an angry protest inside a Houston store this weekend, Whole Foods says it will stop selling products made through a controversial prison labor program. It's the pretty inevitableShow More Summary

The Grub Street Food Festival Returns October 18

More than 75 vendors will be on hand all day long. Mark your calendars: On Sunday, October 18, Grub Street is once again teaming up with the always-amazing Hester Street Fair (and our sponsor Citi) to set up our annual eating extravaganza. Show More Summary

Next-Level Breakfast: 14 Things That Will Make the Best Meal of the Day Better

Just a few of the things you can use to up your breakfast game. During the first meal of the day, people tend to stick with the familiar. Maybe yogurt and some coffee on a weekday, possibly something a bit more involved during the weekend. Show More Summary

There’s Now a Food Factory Powered by Mashed Potatoes

Fueling up. Factories powered by mashed potatoes are no longer a weird Willy Wonka–esque fantasy, thanks to some resourceful ingenuity by England's third-largest food company. In what it assures is a world first, 2 Sisters Food Group...Show More Summary

Subway Allegedly Fired a Worker for Being HIV-Positive

Not cool if true, guys. The federal government's Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has sued a small-town Subway in Indiana because it allegedly fired a worker who told his superiors he was HIV-positive. According to the full wrongful-termination...Show More Summary

Sean Brock Is Writing a Cookbook All About Husk

Congrats! Through his first cookbook, Heritage, chef Sean Brock managed to accomplish something quite rare: He earned widespread critical acclaim — winning the James Beard Foundation Award for "Best Book in American Cooking," and placing...Show More Summary

Introducing Superiority Burger’s New Cold Pizza Salad

Brooks Headley named his East Village canteen for the star meat-free burger, but some of the most exciting things to emerge from his kitchen are vegetable improvs that may materialize mid-meal, their names scribbled on notes taped to the wall. Show More Summary

New Study Examines Which Specific Fruits and Vegetables Keep Off the Pounds

A happy plate. Skipping meat in favor of plants is a great way to keep weight off, but most people already know that tidbit. What they may not know, according to a new study out of Harvard, is exactly how much weight depends on which plants you're eating. Show More Summary

The Bourdain Market Wish List: 20 World-Class Vendors That Should Come to NYC

Listen up, Bourdain. Anthony Bourdain's highly anticipated food hall is already poised to be a blockbuster: A massive 155,000-square-foot space that will have a full-service restaurant along with an astounding 100 vendors. Excitingly,...Show More Summary

An Anti-Gay Pizzeria Got Tricked Into Catering a Wedding for Two Men

The tiny Indiana pizzeria that boldly refused to cater any gay weddings, scoring it several weeks of headlines earlier this year, is back again — only this time, remarkably, it's not because of anything its owners, the O'Connor family, said. Show More Summary

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