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All American McDonald’s Locations Will Soon Serve All-Day Breakfast

Breakfast for dinner. It only took a "task force," but McDonald's is finally rolling out all-day breakfast nationally on — mark it down, McMuffin fans — October 6. Franchisees approved the move in a vote last week, and it will affect all 14,300 of the Golden Arches stores in the States. Show More Summary

One Country’s Government Finally Tells McDonald’s It Can’t Call Its Food ‘Artisan’

"Artisan." Yesterday in Ireland McDonald's unveiled something called the McMór, a sandwich the chain insisted is an "Irish artisan burger" because, look, there's a potato-flaked bun, some cabbage, cheddar, and Ballymaloe brand relish. Show More Summary

Target Might Try Letting People Drink Booze While They Shop

You'll buy more toiletries if you're buzzed. It sounds like Tarjay wants to try giving stores a dose of la sophistication (that's French for sophistication): The company confirms that a new store opening next month in Chicago has applied for a liquor license that would let shoppers drink glasses of beer or vino from, say, tables at an in-store café. Show More Summary

16 Excellent Late-Season Corn Dishes to Help Ease You Out of Summer

Bruno Pizza's bucatini pasta with fresh corn, squash blossoms, and spring onions. Fresh corn is a must this time of year, when the long, hot days of summer finally pay off in the form of peak-season cobs that are uniquely sweet and delicious. Show More Summary

The New York Times Just Gave Two Stars to a Veggie-Burger Shop

"A Shake Shack for vegetarians." Count Pete Wells among Superiority Burger's many fans: The Times critic just reviewed Brooks Headley's tiny East Village restaurant — which is really more of a takeout operation — and praised the Sloppy Dave sandwich, tofu-and-brown-rice Superiority Wrap, and the ever-changing selection of vegetarian specials. Show More Summary

Michael White’s Vaucluse Will Please the Fancy Uptown Crowd

Farfalle with smoked salmon, lemon-cre?me frai?che, and sorrel. To complement the Upper East Side's outpost of his Italian concept, Ristorante Morini, Michael White has opened a traditional French brasserie on East 63rd Street. It looks...Show More Summary

This Watermelon Trick Is Exactly What You Need for Labor Day

Happen to have two identically shaped melons, a knife, and ten minutes to burn? Fantastic, you're on your way to minor celebrity status at this year's Labor Day barbecue. [Mark Rober/YouTube via Digg] Read more posts by Clint Rainey

The Endless Fiesta: Inside New York’s First Señor Frog’s

There's a lot of dancing. Down the spiral staircase of the brand-new Times Square location of Señor Frog’s, the fratty, cartoonishly clichéd chain of Spring Break-centric resto-clubs, it’s always fiesta time. On a recent Saturday afternoon, the vast subterranean dining room was already awash in flashing red, green, and yellow lights. Show More Summary

Stumptown and Stephen Colbert Are a Match Made in Heaven

Brilliant. Here's a perfect partnership: In honor of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert premiering on September 8, Stumptown is deploying street teams in New York to hand out bottles of "Col' Brew." The limited-edition bottles, featuring...Show More Summary

P.F. Chang’s Cook Stabbed to Death at Work

How horrifying. On Saturday night, a chef stabbed his co-worker in the back at a Massachusetts mall P.F. Chang's, and there's unfortunately nothing metaphorical about that sentence: Local police say Jaquan Huston and Elivelton Dias,Show More Summary

Teen Chef Flynn McGarry Is Opening Eureka in New York

This is his first permanent restaurant. Sixteen-year-old wunderkind Flynn McGarry is bringing his Los Angeles pop-up, Eureka, to New York — permanently! — on September 12. He'll launch the twelve-seat, reservations-only spot in the Creative...Show More Summary

Union Promises to Spend ‘Whatever It Takes’ to Fight McDonald’s

There's plenty more to spend. Fight for 15 has been McDonald's biggest labor headache for more than a year now, as the group has quietly poured millions into demonstrations nationwide. Now it seems that its chief organizer, the Service...Show More Summary

Prosperity Dumpling’s Complete DOH Report Is Dismal

Live roaches and filth flies, oh my! Last week, after a photo emerged showing a rat roaming around Prosperity Dumpling's dirty back-alley kitchen, the Department of Health shut down the Chinatown restaurant. Now it seems that the food-prep...Show More Summary

Burger King’s Ill-Fated Collaboration Idea Is Getting Co-opted

For a peace-loving burger, this looks weaponized. Burger King's ambitious call last week for a Big Mac–Whopper mashup continues to backfire, as not only did it get a very public nah from Mickey D's, but now the uncool kids of fast food...Show More Summary

A New Report Says Organic Food Is Basically a Ripoff

All about perceived health. Purchasing organic produce makes consumers feel healthy and fancy and Goop-y, of course, but a new Quartz story serves as a reminder that it's not worth the extra money. (On average, organic food is 47 percent...Show More Summary

Hallelujah: Blue Bell Ice Cream Is Back in Stores

This lucky shopper hit the jackpot. Today, Blue Bell finally returns to shelves: Half-gallons of Homemade Vanilla, Dutch Chocolate, Cookies 'n Cream, and Great Divide went on sale this morning. As Blue Bell has previously explained,Show More Summary

A Memorial Fund Has Been Established for Legendary Bartender Sasha Petraske

Sasha Petraske in his element. Following the unexpected passing of the highly respected bartender Sasha Petraske earlier this month, the bar owner's wife, Georgette Moger-Petraske, has established a memorial fund in his honor. Created...Show More Summary

What to Eat at This Year’s U.S. Open, Starting Today

Alexa Chung knows good tennis eats. What with Maria Sharapova’s last-minute withdrawal and Serena’s historic march toward the record books, you’d be forgiven for missing some of the major food news that's also coming out of this year’s U.S. Show More Summary

Meet the Sneakerhead Behind NYC’s Brand-New Cereal Bar

"Popular brands of cereal have the same nostalgic feel as certain sneakers." That New York would finally get its very own cereal bar is maybe unsurprising — what took so long? — but its location is definitely unexpected. Back in 2011, Queens-born Ronnie Fieg opened Kith, a Village store that attracts the most serious sneakerheads. Show More Summary

This Man’s Giving Away His Restaurant to Whoever Writes the Best Essay

Yours for the taking. California restaurateur Nicholas Petti has decided to hold an essay contest: Whoever writes the most-convincing 250 words and pays a $100 entry fee) will get the deed to his Zagat-rated Mendo Bistro and its attached bar, BarBelow. Show More Summary

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