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McDonald’s Spent $40 Million Yesterday on a Worldwide Promotion, and Hardly Anyone Noticed

One of 24 "gifts" yesterday. Even for troubled McDonald's, this is a major flop: Yesterday, the company spent an estimated $30 to 40 million on a worldwide Millennial outreach effort called "I'm Lovin' It 24." In 24 countries, over 24 hours, McDonald's hosted free events, like a Ne-Yo concert in L.A. Show More Summary

Everything You Want to Know About the Upcoming Expansion of J.G. Melon

One of New York's truly iconic burgers. J.G. Melon is one of New York's O.G. burger destinations: Open on the corner of 74th Street and Third Avenue since 1972, the tiny pub is still consistently packed with neighbors and tourists alike,...Show More Summary

7 Awesome NYC Seders That Should Get You Excited About Passover Dinner

Russ & Daughters Cafe is offering a prix fixe menu. It's telling that the highlight of most Passover dinners is the search for the afikoman — a broken piece of matzo. That is to say, it can be difficult to work up much enthusiasm for the traditional dishes that are served: haroset, gelfite fish, chopped liver, dried fruit, one-note brisket. Show More Summary

Restaurant Calls Out Lying Yelper by Posting Surveillance Footage

Practically invisible. Here's ammunition for the anti-Yelp documentary: A Bay Area Chinese restaurant, Wonderful, recently received a one-star review from a user named Dan W., who claimed to receive terrible service. He wrote: I was flying solo that night, after a particularly challenging day. Show More Summary

Kraft and Heinz Will Merge to Make One Giant $40 Billion Food Company

Together at last? Today, America is one step closer to ketchup-flavored macaroni and cheese — or perhaps Oscar Mayer bologna-flavored ketchup. Heinz co-owners Warren Buffett and 3G Capital announced this morning that they're buying Kraft...Show More Summary

Caffe Dante Will Become an Unbearably Trendy Small-Plates Restaurant

Miss you already. News broke on Monday that Macdougal Street's Caffe Dante closed after 100 years in business. At the time, it seemed that owner Mario Flotta had sold his business to an Australian restaurant group that planned on keeping things largely the same. Show More Summary

Deconstructing Eleven Madison Park’s Wine-Infused “Pre-Dessert” Course

As penicillium is to cheese, botrytis is to wine: a beneficial mold that transforms raw materials like milk and grapes into such complexly flavored paragons of human achievement as Roquefort and Sauternes. Botrytis is also the unlikely...Show More Summary

An Entire Town Is Livid Because a Restaurant’s New Sign Features a Giant Bull Penis

Classy. The townspeople of Hurricane City, Utah, have declared war on a local restaurant owner after he installed this garishly well-endowed bull on his restaurant's sign, providing views of its copper, cone-shaped genitalia from all...Show More Summary

Brooklyn’s New Bar Bolinas Is a Husband-and-Wife Chef Team’s Nod to Northern California

The restaurant's Pasilla chicken with focaccia and cilantro. Yes, we've already given you a preview of the cheeseburger and its distinctive Dutch crunch roll at Bar Bolinas, opening this Thursday in Clinton Hill. But there's more to the place than exotic buns. Show More Summary

World’s All-Time Worst Customers Dine and Dash, Then Run Over Their Waitress

Yikes. If ever there were customers who deserved to be shamed on social media, it's these guys: Yesterday, authorities in Anaheim, California, arrested four diners who allegedly left without paying, and then drove right over the waitress...Show More Summary

A New Beer Is Made With Yeast That Was Sent to Space

Somewhere out there, Major Tom raises a glass. For almost two years, the team at Oregon's Ninkasi Brewing Company has been trying to make a giant leap for beerkind with the Ninkasi Space Program: Send yeast up into space and use it to...Show More Summary

Paula Deen Will Return to TV on a Channel Nobody’s Ever Heard Of

Get your credit cards ready. Paula Deen is back in full force. Since her brutal 2013 fall from grace, the Queen of Southern Cuisine has been slowly easing herself back into public view with things like a Candy Crush–style phone app and a digital network mostly full of Home Cooking reruns. Show More Summary

Amy’s Kitchen Is the Latest Company to Recall Food That Might Kill You

Danger zone. Fresh off the news that Kraft's macaroni-and-cheese boxes contain metal shards, frozen-food manufacturer Amy’s Kitchen is voluntarily recalling over 73,000 cases of products because of listeria concerns. It's the spinach...Show More Summary

The James Beard Foundation Announces 2015’s Media Awards Finalists

Hooray! This morning, the James Beard Foundation announced its nominees for the Books, Broadcast & Journalism Awards — a long, comprehensive list of writers, critics, videographers, editors, and chef-authors. The finalists include Food Curated's Liza de Guia, Julia Kramer of Bon Appétit, David Chang for GQ, Sean Brock, and Dorie Greenspan. Show More Summary

The James Beard Foundation Reveals 2015 Finalists for Restaurant and Chef Awards

Mazel tov! At last, the James Beard Foundation has whittled down its extensive list of semifinalists, and advanced a select group of restaurants and chefs to the next round. This year, the talented contenders include Ignacio Mattos, Suzanne Goin, Ari Taymor, Cosme, Petit Trois, and Momofuku Noodle Bar. Show More Summary

Taco Bell CEO: Waffle Tacos and Cap’n Crunch Doughnuts Are ‘Foodie Experiences’

These all seem more like "munchies experiences." Over the past several years, spurred on by the massive success of the Doritos Locos taco, Taco Bell has set itself apart from other fast-food chains by introducing a run of over-the-top food mash-ups: Cap’n Crunch Delights, the Sriracha Quesarito, Flamin’ Hot Fritos "dip," and Starburst smoothies. Show More Summary

Antibiotic Use in Meat Is Soaring Worldwide

Not good. Just as America is making headway with eliminating antibiotics from meat, it turns out developing countries are moving fast in the other direction — and a new Princeton study says these nations really need to cool it, or else...Show More Summary

Meat-Centric Sandwich Shop Lord Hamm’s Will Open Next Month in Alphabet City

After leaving his posts at the East Harlem lacto-oeno-doughnutty triumvirate of Earl’s Beer & Cheese, ABV, and Dough Loco, bar food and sandwich maestro Corey Cova has been keeping busy as the resident chef at Coffeed’s multiple café locations, which now include the soon-to-reopen New Leaf in Fort Tryon Park. Show More Summary

Starbucks Outsells Every Fast-Food Restaurant Except McDonald’s

So many Frappuccinos. Starbucks didn't grasp the nuances of "solving racism" particularly well, but the company is quite good at selling coffee. In fact, Starbucks now sells more food and drinks — mostly drinks — than every other fast-food chain in the country, with the exception of McDonald's. Show More Summary

New York Institution Caffe Dante Is Out of Business After 100 Years

R.I.P. It's rare to find a restaurant like Caffe Dante: Over the course of 100 years, the family-owned business has stayed true to its roots. It forbade the use of computers and remained cash only. The menu included antipasti, excellent cannoli, wine, and, of course, espresso, but it was never really about the food. Show More Summary

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