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Archived Since:June 30, 2009

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England Can’t Stop Putting Penises on Its Food

In a bit of not-so-subliminal advertising, there's recently been a rash of overtly genitalia-ish images appearing on British foodstuffs. Some of it is right there on the packaging — take these liters of Tesco-branded buttermilk, forShow More Summary

This Wonderful Dog Fetches Cold Beer Every Time He Hears ‘I’m Parched’

The guy in this video clearly has a furry genius for a best friend. Whenever Bandit the Australian cattle hears that his owner needs a drink, he scampers to the fridge, opens it, removes a pre-koozied longneck, then hustles it over.Show More Summary

Here Come the Guy Fieri Halloween Costumes

Definitely not the product of soul-crushing labor camps, why do you ask? Surely you can be more original than this. The knockoff Gatorz sunglasses aren't even included. [Eater] Read more posts by Clint Rainey

First Look at Pok Pok Phat Thai’s New Brooklyn Home

Eat up. Andy Ricker has moved Pok Pok Phat Thai from the Lower East Side to Columbia Street — a larger space (which originally housed Pok Pok Ny) that boasts an outdoor patio and a bigger kitchen. He's still serving rice noodles cooked...Show More Summary

Grand Banks Will Cap Off Its First Season With $5 Cocktails

Yo-ho-ho. This Friday, which happens to be Halloween, dust off your skull-print bandanna and don your best pirate blouse before heading on over to Pier 25 in Tribeca, where from 2 to 11 p.m. all cocktails at Grand Banks will be $5 — that's some 68.75 percent off the regular retail price for those Jungle Birds and Negroni Sbagliatos. Show More Summary

13 Spectacular Squash Dishes You’ll Want to Eat Right Now

Barbuto's gnocchi with delicata squash. It's time to stop mourning the loss of tomatoes, corn, and blueberries from the farmers' market and start embracing the array of squash varieties. New York chefs are one step ahead of you: Sweet, nutty squash dishes are on menus all over town, featuring delicata, butternut, acorn, kabocha, and pumpkin. Show More Summary

Cronut King Dominique Ansel Defends His Croissants

He's not sweating it. City Bakery owner (and pretzel croissant inventor) Maury Rubin made waves yesterday when it was revealed he's no fan of Dominique Ansel's croissants. In short, they're "lousy," Rubin told The New Yorker's Adam Gopnik,...Show More Summary

The Music Industry Wants to Ban Music at Restaurants That Don’t Pay Royalties

Let's just go back to the old way of doing things, shall we? An industry group charged with making sure music owners get their royalties has sued nine restaurants on Long Island, some of which have been pumping out contraband tunes for eight years now, from the sounds of it. Show More Summary

Empire Brewing’s Response to Lucasfilm’s Trademark Claim Is Fantastic

They did it all for the wookie. The Syracuse-based craft-beer-maker Empire Brewing Company does not believe its "Strikes Bock" infringes on the Star Wars franchise in the least, but Lucasfilm disagrees. The Disney-owned giant says that...Show More Summary

Soho Sandwich Shop Alidoro Opening Midtown Location on Thursday

Alidoro's new namesake prosciutto sandwich. Everyone’s favorite tiny Italian sandwich shop, Alidoro, might be known as much for what it offers its customers (delicious, exquisitely dressed heros on a range of good breads) as for what...Show More Summary

Dunkin’ Donuts’ Korean ‘Cronut’ Finally Invades America Next Week

Don't call it a Cronut. Dunkin' Donuts has finally figured out how to bring its definitely-not-a-Cronut Croissant Donut to American stores on November 3, roughly 15 months after introducing it across South Korean franchises, for some...Show More Summary

New York Will Finally Get Its First All-Éclair Bakery

It's really never been a better time to be a French pastry in the city. Our friends over at Bedford + Bowery report the exciting news that the restaurant and café ecosystem of the Lower East Side is now sufficiently diverse enough to support the existence of an all-éclair shop. Show More Summary

A Deli Employee Got Fired for Allegedly Taking Pictures of a Breastfeeding Mom

A woman's relaxing meal with family at a San Antonio branch of the fast-casual Jason's Deli chain quickly devolved into intense creepiness when she says she spotted an employee taking photos of her as she breastfed her 2-month-old at the table. Show More Summary

A Café Took ‘African’ Off Its Sign After Too Many People Asked About Ebola

"African" or not, it's still the same ingredients, people. Just as it's a bad time to be a chocolate-maker named ISIS, it's inopportune to be a restaurant focused on Liberia, where Ebola transmission is widespread. And so it has come...Show More Summary

The Growing Cult of the Black-Gloved Chef

They do make brisket slicing look a lot more awesome. There are essentially zero American cities that don't mandate gloves for food-service employees in one form or another. Often, it's for staffers who handle food that isn't cookedShow More Summary

What to Eat at Upland, the ‘California-Inspired’ Knockout Opening Tomorrow

Estrella: chicken liver, sherry, rosemary, and sage. Former Il Buco Alimentari chef Justin Smillie's much-anticipated collaboration with Stephen Starr is now in soft-open mode, and tomorrow, October 28, it will begin its service officially. Show More Summary

The Mayor Ate Where the Ebola Patient Did to Prove That’s Not How You Get Ebola

Delicious as usual. Part of Mayor Bill de Blasio's weekend was dedicated to having had lunch at the Meatball Shop where patient Craig Spencer ate last week, around the same time he also grabbed some Blue Bottle on the High Line and bowled in Williamsburg. Show More Summary

15 Chocolate Desserts That Might Actually Improve Your Memory

The NoMad Bar's Willy Wonka-esque candy bar. News that Grub can get behind: According to a study in Nature Neuroscience, an antioxidant found in chocolate could greatly improve memory skills — particularly among people ages 50 to 69....Show More Summary

First Look at Semilla, Williamsburg’s Newest Chef’s Counter

The 18-seat bar. Last week, we told you about Semilla, the new restaurant from José Ramírez-Ruiz and Pam Yung, late of the pop-up Chez José. Here's a look at some of their vegetable-centric fare, plus a peek at the diminutive space.Show More Summary

Momofuku Ko Klosed Last Night

So long. David Chang, Sean Gray, and the Momofuku Ko staff served their final meal at the original First Avenue location last night — and now, as planned, they'll prepare to relocate to Extra Place between Bowery and Second Avenue. There's...Show More Summary

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