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DBGB Is Now Serving Fancy Boilermakers

One of each, bartender. This isn't your typical shot-and-beer deal: At DBGB, Daniel Boulud and newly minted head bartender Sam Hernandez now offer a menu of boilermakers, the dive-bar classic. The downtown restaurant is actually known...Show More Summary

Chipotle’s E. Coli Outbreak Spreads to Four More States

Which of these is not like the others? Just as Chipotle execs thought they'd finally heard the words "batch-test" for the last time, the chain's messy E. coli outbreak has come back, spreading to four more states. The CDC says new cases...Show More Summary

25 Amazing Edible (and Drinkable) Gift Ideas

The holiday season is all about eating and drinking, so why not give comestibles while you're at it? Here, we've got recommendations for cherry-blossom soy sauce, serious charcuterie, and a local lamb share. Or you can upgrade the typical...Show More Summary

Maple Brings Fresh Hope (and Complimentary Christina Tosi Cookies) to Desk Jockeys

A trio of Maple deliverypeople. The problem with Maple, the new delivery start-up that claims David Chang as chief culinary officer, investor, and presumable spiritual adviser, is that it threatens to turn the normally peripatetic Underground Gourmet into a shut-in. Show More Summary

Despite Bird Flu Epidemic, Turkey’s Somehow Cheaper Than Last Year

As Oprah would say, everybody gets a turkey. An estimated 7.5 million turkeys met an untimely demise this year thanks to a record-bad bird flu. Rumor was a dire shortage would be at hand, prices would soar for what few turkeys remained, and Americans would basically spend Thanksgiving sitting at the table crying into their Tofurkys. Show More Summary

Customers Are Still Tipping in Spite of Danny Meyer’s Ban

Old habits die hard. As of yesterday, right on Danny Meyer's schedule, tips at the Modern became a thing of the past. New menus have higher prices and now include the line "Please note that our prices are all-inclusive" — and receipts,...Show More Summary

What to Eat at Combina, Einat Admony’s New Spanish-Inspired Israeli Spot in Soho

Salt-cod doughnuts. With Balaboosta, Bar Bolonat, and twin Taïms to oversee, Einat Admony wasn't looking to open a new restaurant. But when a viable corner space in Soho fell into her lap — or rather, when a Mexico-based restaurant group asked her to replace a Japanese-Mexican venture it had run there — she acquiesced. Show More Summary

Here’s What a Taco Bell Looks Like Casually Cruising Down the Street

Mecca, for many. Last night was the big road trip for so-called "Taco Bell Numero Uno," the location that started it all in 1962. One could argue that the landmark might prefer the rubble pile to its strange new digs (the parking lot...Show More Summary

Intelligentsia’s Former CEO Is Suing the Company for $15 Million

Not a fair trade, says Robert Buono. Robert Buono, the CEO of Intelligentsia from 2010 to 2014, is suing the third-wave coffee pioneer for $15 million in the wake of its reportedly $100 million sale to Peet's Coffee & Tea. In a lawsuit...Show More Summary

Kylie Jenner Dines at Philippe; Bob Saget and Ashley Olsen Reunite at the Polo Bar

Private room, obviously. This week in New York, Lorde and Karlie Kloss hit up the Saturday Night Live after-party at STK, Justin Bieber party-hopped from Up & Down to 1Oak, Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux attended a party at the Smile, and plenty of other celebrities bounced around town. Show More Summary

Feds Fined McDonald’s for a ‘Long-standing Practice’ of Discriminating Against Immigrants

Back pay is coming to a lot of workers. The Golden Arches' lawyers have spent more than a year arguing McCorporate isn't responsible when employees at its 12,500 franchises report wage theft or hazardous work conditions, so there's perhaps karmic justice to an announcement the Justice Department put out yesterday. Show More Summary

Shake Shack’s Mark Rosati Grabs Ramen in Tokyo, Tacos in L.A., and Lobster in New York

"Pearl has always been one of my all-time favorites... " As Shake Shack's international culinary director, Mark Rosati travels the world to expand the ever-growing burger empire and create new menu items. (Tough gig!) "One year, we opened...Show More Summary

Manhattan’s Getting a Wahlburgers

Get ready to feel it, midtown. Late last year, the Wahlbergs promised New Yorkers no fewer than seven new Wahlburgers. That plan has so far yielded just one location, which opened to a lot of fanfare in remote Coney Island, but a second is now on its way, and it's headed for a slightly more central location. Show More Summary

Alphabet City’s Arepa Factory Offers Caracas Some Healthy Competition

Pabellon arepa, with shredded beef, black beans, sweet plantains, and guayanés cheese. The East Village's Caracas Arepa Bar has long monopolized the market for the Venezuelan flatbread, made with ground maize dough. But now there's a...Show More Summary

Superbugs Found in a Scary Percentage of Meat

Not good. Doctors familiar with the horrors of multidrug-resistant shigella must watch the food industry inch toward antibiotic-free meat with bated breath, because the problem of superbugs in America's meat supply is reaching alarming levels. Show More Summary

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It won't take long. Hey, readers, do you have a couple of minutes to spare? Grub wants to learn more about you, how you find our stories, what you want to see from us, and how this site can better serve you. So, if you regularly read Grub Street, please take a few minutes to fill out this reader survey. Show More Summary

An Excellent, Hard-to-Find Burger Truck Is Now Set Up in South Williamsburg

Now available at Brooklyn's Pfizer building. When we last heard from Andrew Zurica of Hard Times Sundaes burger-truck fame, he was about to relocate from the Kings Plaza shopping center to a BP gas-station lot in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens. Show More Summary

A McDonald’s Worker May Have Exposed Thousands to Hepatitis

Not lovin' it. An upstate McDonald's has a massive lawsuit on its hands after an employee infected with hepatitis A served customers for a full week. State health officials say the worker, who is employed at a restaurant in the townShow More Summary

The FDA Just Approved Genetically Modified Salmon for Human Consumption

The fish could be on the market in two years. This is big: The Food and Drug Administration today approved the first genetically modified animal designed to be food. It's an Atlantic salmon that also contains genetic material from Pacific-Chinook salmon and, well... Show More Summary

World Waits With Bated Breath As Danny Meyer’s No-Tipping Policy Starts Today

It's go time at the Modern. If things felt a little... different when you rolled out of bed this morning, there's a good reason for that. Today — after a month of breathless anticipation — Danny Meyer will officially ax tipping at the Modern. Show More Summary

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