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Archived Since:June 30, 2009

Blog Post Archive

New Yorkers Are Either Really Sad, or Really Happy, About Continental’s Demise

Taking shots on the house? Call it the Continental divide: When news of the East Village dive bar's bankruptcy broke, reactions from the pickleback-connoisseur public seemed to fall into two camps: Many took to Twitter to reminisce about...Show More Summary

Harvard Has Secretly Become One of Southern California’s Biggest Grape Growers

Veritas indeed. Over the past three years, Harvard has casually dropped more than $60 million into real estate in Southern California wine country, where it apparently now owns about 10,000 acres of vineyards in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. Show More Summary

Ruby Tuesday Sued for Gender Discrimination Against Men

We always have onion ring towers. In an unexpected turn, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has sued Ruby Tuesday for gender discrimination because the company allegedly refused to hire male employees for a variety of plumb summer jobs in a resort town. Show More Summary

Celebrated Modern Farmer Magazine Is Closing

The magazine's first issue. Modern Farmer, the farm-glam quarterly that debuted in 2013 and won its first National Magazine Award last year, is no more. According to a report in the Times, the magazine "ceased publication Friday, asShow More Summary

Anne Hathaway Dines at Omar’s; A-Rod Stops by Serafina Always

This week, Hugh Jackman went out for a swanky lunch at Tao's Downtown, while Brooke Shields dined at Lure Fishbar, Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti went to the Lion, and Hall and Oates helped City Winery ring in the sale of its millionth glass of wine. Show More Summary

Here’s Everything Awesome to Eat on Super Bowl Sunday

Num Pang's monster sandwich. No matter how you feel about deflated footballs, this year's Super Bowl Sunday will, no doubt, once again prove to be one of the most wonderful eating days of the year, especially now that some of New York's best restaurants are in on the game. Show More Summary

Most of Thomas Keller’s Stolen Wine Has Been Recovered

The chef didn't even have to use his A.K.; today was a good day. The Napa County Sheriff's department says it has recovered "the majority" of the estimated $300,000 worth of Champagne and wine taken from the French Laundry on Christmas Day. Show More Summary

Enterprising Water Treatment Company Invents Way to Make Beer From Sewage

Fresh brewed, urine sample–colored. It looks like a group of Portland home-brewers who call themselves the Oregon Brew Crew want to try their hand at creating small-batch poop beer with the help of a local treatment plant's "high-quality" recycled wastewater. Show More Summary

The New Lunching Elite and the Inexorable End of the Power-Lunch Era

Seriously, though, those crab cakes. Like the aging executives who still partake in the practice, the "Power Lunch" is slowly dying. The Times reports that the days of media deals cinched with handshakes and $58 crab cakes at The Four...Show More Summary

Get Ready to Pay More for Chicken Wings

About to become a rare delicacy. Just in time for the Super Bowl comes a bit of bad news: Due to a drop in the number of chickens slaughtered since last year, the birds' wings are somewhat scarce. In fact, according to one report there are 50 million fewer wings available than there were last year. Show More Summary

Mimi Sheraton Hates ‘Cottony’ Crossiants, Loves a Good Butcher Plate

Sheraton at Vic's, one of her favorite new restaurants. #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

The New Line of Girl Scout Cookie Candles Does Not Include the Gluten-Free Varieties

For completeists only. These Girl Scout Cookie candles are presumably less odor-offensive than their authentic egg cream and steamed slider counterparts, but they're still 100 percent inedible, and the new gluten-free varieties apparently didn't even make the cut. Show More Summary

Farmers Accused of Selling ‘Extremely Offensive’ Eggs Respond With an Amazing Open Letter

They even offered the complainer a free shirt. "I find your name on your egg carton extremely offensive and your sexual innuendos in advertising them vulgar," began a recent handwritten letter to Duluth, Minnesota's Locally Laid Egg Company. Show More Summary

Grimy East Village Dive Continental Has Filed for Bankruptcy

The place was done in by its own jukebox. There are no such things as buybacks at Continental, not because of stingy house policy but because owner Trigger Smith liquidates all shots, at five for $10, during all opening hours. The borderline...Show More Summary

A McDonald’s Franchise Allegedly Fired Workers Because ‘Too Many Black People’ Were on Staff

Hispanic employees were fired as well. Almost a dozen workers from three Virginia McDonald's have dropped a withering lawsuit on the company today, claiming that a new franchise owner, Michael Simon, came in with "a plan to reduce the...Show More Summary

Wylie Dufresne Will Celebrate Super Bowl Sunday With Beer Queso and Foie’caomle

The combo deal will be sold to-go. It should come as no surprise that after mastering the pizza bagel, the pig in a blanket, and, recently, the cheeseburger, Wylie Dufresne isn’t exactly a slouch in the Supe Bowl foods department. To prove it, he’s offering a $50 snack pack for pickup from Alder on February 1 (48-hour advance notice required). Show More Summary

Best New Restaurant Is an Admirable, If Imperfect, Evolution of the Top Chef Template

We're really doing stacked tuna tartare in oversize glass bowls, huh? Grub Street wondered way back in 2012 if America had officially exhausted its supply of cheftestants. Even still, each year brings a new crop of cooking-competition shows, all of which tend to share similar DNA. Show More Summary

11 Dining Trends From the ’80s That Are Poised for a Comeback

Jeremiah Tower, prawn star, at Stars in 1984. If the Art Deco grandiosity of the Rainbow Room can be primped and polished for relaunch, there's certainly some hope for caviar-stuffed beggar's purses. Food trends come and go, and plenty...Show More Summary

Tom Colicchio’s ’wichcraft Hit With Class-Action Labor Lawsuit

Bad news for the Top Chef. Two female delivery workers at the East Village 'wichcraft have filed a lawsuit claiming the Top Chef's company violated both federal and state labor laws by paying them less than minimum wage, denying overtime, and docking their tips. Show More Summary

Cat Café Threatens to Ban Kids Who Won’t Quit Tormenting the Animals

Better hope she's guarding that tail. Here's what's sure to be the first of many reminders that in this wild new world of pet cafés, the customer isn't always right. When San Diego's first cats-and-coffee spot opened a few weeks back, Tony Wang didn't see any reason to limit who got to spend time with its animals. Show More Summary

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