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New York Takes an Important Step Forward in the Fight Against Bottomless Brunch

Go away. Just how unbearable is Pranna? So unbearable, in fact, that someone created a video to showcase the belligerent behavior that occurs in broad daylight after the restaurant's boozy brunch service. Community Board 5 has finally...Show More Summary

America Is in the Midst of a Massive Ranch-Dressing Recall

Can you tell which is which? After a crack consumer discovered that the whitish liquid inside his Wish-Bone Ranch Dressing bottle was in fact blue-cheese dressing, New Jersey-based Pinnacle Foods has issued a voluntary recall for 8,678 cases of the controversial salad topping and pizza-crust-dipping agent. Show More Summary

Wahlberg Brothers Just So Honored to Open a Wahlburgers in New York

The upcoming Coney Island location opens next month. New York City has a lot of hamburgers, an overwhelming bounty that some might even say is an embarrassment of riches. There's no shortage of 'em, but that burger abundance hasn't stopped...Show More Summary

The Average American Household Wastes More Than $600 of Food Each Year

76 percent of households say they throw out food at least once a month. According to a survey conducted by the American Chemistry Council, American households each throw away an average of $640 of food every single year, but despiteShow More Summary

This Start-up Wants to Be the Uber of Grilled Cheese

"We’re thinking drones." If an ice-cream-delivery service can become this successful, why can't the same concept apply to grilled cheese? A new Kickstarter campaign seeks to raise money for a U.K.-based company called "Cheese Posties":...Show More Summary

Brooklyn Artist Says Starbucks Copied Her Work For a Frappuccino Ad

Well, it's not dissimilar. Maya Hayuk, a Greenpoint artist known for her technicolor murals, this week filed a $750,000 lawsuit against Starbucks, an international chain of freely available public restrooms that also happens to sell coffee beverages. Show More Summary

This Caviar-Covered Twinkie Manages to Be Both the Classiest and Trashiest Fair Food Ever

It costs $125. Year after year, America's state fairs manage to out-crazy each other with their food offerings. The latest viral sensation is a $125 caviar-topped Twinkie, sold at the Orange County Fair by Chicken Charlie's. What's next...Show More Summary

There’s Finally Going to Be a ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Beer

Nothing really matters, except beer. Forty years after the release of their rollicking, genre-smashing hit song "Bohemian Rhapsody," English rock stars Queen are celebrating the song's anniversary with... a branded beer. Aptly, if blandly,...Show More Summary

Meet the 26-Year-Old Shishito-Pepper Baron of New York

Noah Robbins is the CEO and founder of Ark Foods. Something clicked for Noah Robbins the first time he tasted a shishito pepper. He is, he says, an "extremely" obsessive person, prone to cataloging flavors of potato chips and freaking out over flavor profiles. Show More Summary

The Threes Brewing Summer Food Lineup Is Spectacular

Pizza time. Threes Brewing — the 8,000-square-foot beer hall in Gowanus — has a rotating kitchen residency program, through which restaurants pop up for a few weeks at a time. The roster keeps getting better and better: Walker SternShow More Summary

La Colombe Is Going to Start Selling Canned Lattes

Coming soon to a can near you. One to add to the list of creative iced-coffee beverages: La Colombe's Todd Carmichael has developed a new draft latte — a semi-sweet mixture of coffee and milk that comes from a keg — and he wants to start canning it and selling it all across the country. Show More Summary

Chinese Authorities Seized 100,000 Tons of Rotting, Smuggled Meat

This is China's second expired-meat scandal in two years. From gutter oil to melamine-tainted milk powder, food-safety scares continue to plague China, and the latest incident in this saga is among the weirdest. Chinese authorities seized...Show More Summary

Whole Foods Under Investigation for ‘Routinely’ Overcharging Customers

You might want to bring your own scale next time you shop. Yes, the groceries at Whole Foods are expensive, and now it turns out they might be too expensive in a very real sense. New York City officials have launched an investigation of the grocery chain because, they say, the city's Whole Foods stores "routinely" overcharge for products. Show More Summary

Hester Nights Returns This Thursday

The team behind Hester Street Fair is bringing back Hester Nights, a food festival hosted inside the Eventi hotel's courtyard. Each Thursday from 5 to 10 p.m. — starting this week, on June 25 — there will be live music, cocktails, and, of course, food. Show More Summary

Watch a Short, Bittersweet Documentary About the Final Days of wd~50

It's been just about seven months since Wylie Dufresne had to close wd~50, and in that time Dufresne has introduced an acclaimed burger and a new tasting menu at Alder (which includes the much-photographed octopus pancakes), announced he'll open a new restaurant next year, and even learned just how dicey it can be to order an "iced coffee" in Italy. Show More Summary

Papa John’s Is Spending $100 Million a Year to Make Less-Awful Pizza

Artisanal pepperoni? Like just about every other big-food company, Papa John's (a cookie-pizza pioneer, no less) is going au natural. The company is going to be spending an astounding $100 million a year to rid its food of artificial ingredients, preservatives, and other additives. Show More Summary

13 Creative Iced-Coffee Drinks to Check Out This Summer

This drink at Santina includes cold brew, espresso, and house-made coconut cream. Every summer, the temperature slowly creeps into the '90s, and New Yorkers are reminded anew that good iced coffee can be surprisingly pricey. Grub's opinion:...Show More Summary

Stonewall Inn Is Now a Designated Landmark

Legendary. Here's some fantastic news: The Landmarks Preservation Commission has just voted unanimously to make the legendary LGBT bar an official New York landmark. This has long been in the works, and it couldn't come at a better time, with the NYC Pride March happening this Sunday, June 28. Show More Summary

Turns Out Nobody Actually Wants ‘Low-Calorie’ Doughnuts

Bankrupt. If there's one food that should never, ever receive a virtuous, health-minded makeover, it's the all-American doughnut. Holey Donuts — an online company that opened its first brick-and-mortar store in the West Village in 2014 — did just that, offering low-fat, low-calorie doughnuts with no cholesterol. Show More Summary

Dove Parlour’s Going Out in Style on June 28

Sad times. Thompson Street's Dove Parlour — a tiny 11-year-old cocktail bar beloved by its Greenwich Village neighbors — announced back in April that it would close as a result of a sharp rent hike. (Of course.) Customers were hopeful...Show More Summary

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