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Mission Chinese Food’s Lunar New Year Party Featured a Small Army of Chefs

Great vibes. This week, to celebrate the Year of the Monkey, Danny Bowien and Angela Dimayuga hosted an elaborate potluck dinner at Mission Chinese Food, inviting chef friends from near and far to collaborate: Sqirl's Jessica Koslow,...Show More Summary

Semilla to Serve Pop-up Pizza One Night Only

Serious fermentation. What happens when one of New York’s best bread bakers tries her hand at pizza? Find out February 28, when Semilla’s Pam Yung will be serving naturally leavened pan pizza by the slice, or al taglio, to accompanyShow More Summary

New Report Accuses Restaurants of Passing Off Cheaper Fish As Lobster

Good news for this guy, at least. A new lobster-meat exposé by Inside Edition is going to prove awkward for some big-name seafood spots around the country. Reporters visited 28 restaurants for the investigation, which CBS aired Monday...Show More Summary

Some Dude Threw an Alligator Into a Wendy’s Drive-Through

He's ready to prep some fries. As a real contender for most Florida-y crime ever, a man from Palm Beach County has been arrested for hurling a live alligator into a Wendy's while waiting at the drive-through window. According to local...Show More Summary

Freud, From the Edi & the Wolf Team, Serves Up Austrian Mountain Cheese, Pork Neck, and Spaetzle

Freud Burger with farmhouse cheddar, onion jam, and crispy fennel. La Guardia Place is quickly turning into a restaurant hotbed: Court Street Grocers opened in August, and now Freud, from Vienna-born Edi & the Wolf chef Eduard Frauneder, is open on the block. Show More Summary

The Ridiculous Rise of Viral Food and the Great Line Apocalypse

Ninety minutes later, a fancy milkshake. Not so long ago, one of the more reliable of Platt’s Dining Commandments held that the wisdom of lines was rarely wrong. Back in the innocent pre-Instagram, pre-Cronut era, if a card-carryingShow More Summary

Beyoncé Is So Powerful She Can Single-Handedly Lift Red Lobster’s Sales

Cheddar Bey. Beyoncé's new song "Formation" won the internet this weekend, helped, no doubt, by its heavy lyrical reliance on things people love to eat and drink (hot sauce in her bag, Cuervo with no chaser), specifically that line about...Show More Summary

Hallelujah: Carnegie Deli Is Open Again

Lights on. Ten months after Con Edison discovered an illegal gas connection and shut down 79-year-old Carnegie Deli, the restaurant finally reopened at 8 a.m. today. For a while, the future of Carnegie seemed bleak: Beyond the majorShow More Summary

The Best NYC Restaurants for Groups

Get a Daniel Boulud–approved whole-hog feast at DBGB. Picking the right restaurant for a big group of people can be surprisingly tough. Mostly because, as far as restaurants are concerned, bigger isn't always better. Many of the restaurants set to seat parties of 10, 20, or even 30 people pale in comparison to more intimate spots. Show More Summary

Dunkin’ Donuts Accused of Overcharging New Yorkers ‘70 Percent of the Time’

Your morning tax burden. Angry customers in New York City and New Jersey claim local Dunkin' Donuts shops are ripping people off by taxing nontaxable food items. A pair of new lawsuits, one filed in each state, claim a dozen area stores overcharge customers on around 70 percent of transactions. Show More Summary

A Japanese Chef Created Chocolate Ramen for Valentine’s Day

Ooey gooey ramen. Mensho, a popular Tokyo ramen chain soon to expand to San Francisco, has gone and plopped chocolate into a novelty ramen, for couples unsatisfied by chocolate-moussed prix fixe menus. The fusion isn't incredibly sophisticated:...Show More Summary

Here’s How Something Called Death Wish Coffee Got Its Own Super Bowl Ad

Hopefully a little bit of false advertising. A Super Bowl ad by a tiiiny 11-person company is noteworthy enough, but throw in that the product being sold is coffee that comes with a warning label, and everyone is going to have some questions. Show More Summary

Uber’s Food-Delivery App Will Price-Gouge Restaurants

Better than Seamless? Come March, UberEATS will debut in ten large cities — New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Austin, Houston, Dallas, Atlanta, and Washington, D.C. — and like all of the company's initiatives, the program is already ruffling feathers. Show More Summary

Taco Bell’s Secret New Menu Item Is the Same As All of Its Other Menu Items

This is it. Disappointingly, Taco Bell's new mystery food item is not a green brick after all. Surprising almost no one, it's a Quesalupa, the thing everybody predicted it was going to be, and it's available starting today. Here wasShow More Summary

Chipotle’s Giving Away Free Burritos

Free lunch. Every Chipotle across the land is closed today until 3 p.m., but it's not because of a fresh batch of salmonella burritos. The chain was hosting a company-wide food-safety conference to address the issues that plagued itShow More Summary

First Look at La Sirena, the Latest From Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich

House-marinated fresh anchovies with fennel three ways. When Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich joined forces in 1998 to open Babbo, the restaurant was pioneering in its casual approach to fine dining, its celebration of local and seasonal ingredients in the service of classic Italian cuisine, and its dining-room rock-and-roll soundtrack. Show More Summary

Benoît Violier Was Reportedly the Victim of a Million-Dollar Wine Scam

Violier, after his restaurant was named world's best by La Liste. A new report suggests that French chef Benoît Violier may have been dealing with other troubles in the months leading up to his tragic suicide. Sources tell the SwissShow More Summary

Budweiser Swears It Didn’t Pay Peyton Manning to Plug Its Beer

This one's for you, Budweiser. The Denver Broncos quieted Cam Newton's Carolina Panthers during last night's Super Bowl, with future Hall of Famer and Papa Johns franchisee Peyton Maning earning his second Lombardi Trophy in what many people say will be the last game of his prolific career. Show More Summary

Starbucks Plans to Open a Massive ‘Eataly-Style’ Coffee Center in NYC

Will there be a dedicated Frappuccino bar? It's the giant food market no one asked for. Fresh off of ditching its struggling tea-bar concept, Starbucks has apparently caught wind of the fact that New Yorkers are kind of into fancy-food halls these days — and it knows exactly what to do. Show More Summary

Uncle Boons Team Expands With 9-Seat Non-Thai Mr. Donahue’s

Offerings at Mr. Donahue’s. It might seem odd for Ann Redding and Matt Danzer, owners of the Nolita Thai restaurant Uncle Boons, to skew American comfort food for their second act — until you consider that Mr. Donahue’s, slated to open around February 11, is actually the couple’s third act. Show More Summary

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