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Archived Since:June 30, 2009

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Animal-Rights Group Says It Can Prove Chick-fil-A Uses an Abusive Chicken Supplier

For those who can stomach it, the group Mercy for Animals has released another gut-wrenching video depicting animal cruelty, this time secretly recorded between January and April of this year at the Mississippi farm and Tennessee slaughterhouse of a large Chicago-based supplier, Koch Foods. Show More Summary

Baby, It’s Cold: 12 Advanced Hot Chocolates You Should Drink Today

This boozy hot chocolate is on the NoMad Bar's new brunch menu. Like just about everywhere else, New York City is in the grip of a cold spell that's starting to wear on everyone. And yet, that also means it's finally time for Grub Street to survey all of the amazing hot chocolate that's currently out there. Show More Summary

Bonnie Slotnick on the Struggle to Save Her Cherished Cookbook Shop

Slotnick with her famous sign. Bonnie Slotnick Cookbooks is like a shop out of Simon and Garfunkel's version of Bleecker Street: Slotnick herself is almost always there and happily able to guide you through her vast collection of vintage cookbooks. Show More Summary

What to Eat at El Colmado Butchery, Opening in the Meatpacking District

Cured meat platter. Seamus Mullen has brought his Gotham West Market tapas-bar concept to the meatpacking district and added a twist. To augment the lineup of tasty morsels like pan con tomate, Ibérico-ham croquettes, and lamb meatballs...Show More Summary

Nestlé Is Developing a Diet Drink That Burns Fat Without Cardio

You may say he's a dreamer. But he's not the only one. The PhDs at Nestlé's Swiss "health lab" are inching closer to a drink that burns calories without the time-sucking involvement of any strenuous exercise. They've identified a compound...Show More Summary

Get Ready for Pie-Flavored Whiskey

This is what pumpkin-spice mania begat. The holidays are approaching, and despite all odds, the flavored-whiskey trend is exploding, so Diageo decided to get all synergistic and cash in on a drink meant to evoke your very first taste...Show More Summary

A Restaurant Discriminated Against One of Its Servers for Not Going to Church

Saveur says they serve a great whoopie pie. The state of Maine has reminded Moody's Diner, a place that is "staffed by and frequented by persons who espouse the same Christian beliefs and attend the same church," that punishing workers for not being gung ho about God is called "discrimination" in legal circles. Show More Summary

MasterChef Junior Recap: Meet Gordon Ramsay’s Mum

Still adorable. Grub Street will confess it's on the fence about MasterChef's American iterations, given Gordon Ramsay's involvement. But MasterChef Junior is not without its charms — in fact, perhaps because it's devoid of much of the conflict that's become commonplace in other cooking-competition shows, it's downright endearing. Show More Summary

Meet the Woman Who Just Might Restore Your Faith in Granola

Meet the new Early Bird. The last thing New York really needs is another brand of handcrafted granola. There's Early Bird. And Granola Lab. And Blue Ribbon Bakery Market's Best of New York?winning blend. Don't forget about the Smile's version. Show More Summary

Barack Obama’s Restaurant-Review-Show Appearance From 2001 Is Pretty Great

Thirteen years before his credit card was declined at East Houston Street's trendiest restaurant, then?Illinois State Senator Barack Obama appeared on Check, Please!, Chicago's PBS member station WTTW's show about eating out. Someone...Show More Summary

Starbucks Adds Wireless Charging, Because Stores Aren’t Crowded Enough Already

That seat's going to be a while. Taking the first step toward ensuring you'll never beat the seasoned laptop worker to any seat ever again, 200 Bay Area Starbucks locations have installed the first 1,500 of many, many more Starbucks Duracell Powermats to come. Show More Summary

Some Diner Customers Called Their Waiter a Gay Slur on Their Receipt

After overhearing waiter Blake Butler's interactions with customers at a neighboring table, two diners at a Kelley's Country Cookin' location in Texas allegedly scribbled this terrible message at the top of their server's receipt: "Don't...Show More Summary

Sustainable Salad Chainlet Sweetgreen Raised $18.5 Million for Expansion

Let it grow. Venture-capital firm Revolution Growth and Stonyfield Farms founder Gary Hirshberg are among the heavy hitters behind an impressive $18.5 million investment in Sweetgreen. Impressively, the release adds that Danny MeyerShow More Summary

Deconstructing Underwest’s Halva-Topped Tahini Doughnut

The 63-year-old Westside Highway Car Wash, formerly known as the Underwest Car Wash, was the second automated tunnel car wash built in New York, and having adopted ecofriendly practices over recent years, it has proved, according toShow More Summary

IHOP Blew Up Twitter With This Dumb Tweet

Grain brain. While Dave & Buster's is in full-blown crisis mode today after tweeting about guys named Juan who love tacos — let's hope an apology for its "Irish" nachos is also forthcoming — IHOP is blazing new trails with this, its latest dumb tweet. Show More Summary

The Alinea Team Hired a Google Engineer to Beef Up Its Ticketing System

Kokonas says there are some chef-collaborators, too. The system deployed at Alinea and Next in Chicago that replaces traditional dinner checks with flat-fee tickets, tax and tip included, has just picked up some major brain power in the form of Brian Fitzpatrick. Show More Summary

This Thanksgiving Kickstarter for a Bacon-Wrapped Gator Stuffed With a Turducken Needs Your Help

Times editor Sam Sifton brings the plight of Portland-based chef Marc Anthony and his not-at-all ambitious candied-bacon-wrapped gator pork turducken to the forefront of, well, the minds of anyone who thought that potato-salad Kickstarter was a bad idea. Show More Summary

The Tiny Hamster Thanksgiving Video Is Everything Right About America

Let's face it, we do two things better than most other countries: stuff ourselves during the holidays and make adorable videos of tiny hamsters eating miniaturized foods. This one is really the best of both those worlds. Read more posts by Hugh Merwin

Meet Your Meat: 4 Live Markets That Remind You What You’re Eating

Khaki Campell (left) and Peking ducks Most of us buy our meat and poultry hermetically sealed in Styrofoam packs. Of course, this wasn’t always the case—and even today, in certain pockets outside densely populated Manhattan, shoppers select their supper while it’s still kicking. Show More Summary

Even McDonald’s Won’t Use GMO Potatoes

A genetically modified Innate, left, after ten hours of enzymatic browning. America's first federally approved GMO potato — congrats, America! — is off to a dismal start in the marketplace. The Department of Agriculture gave frozen-French-fry...Show More Summary

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