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Filed Under:Lifestyle / Food & Drink
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Archived Since:September 26, 2011

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A Thai Translation for the Masses at Portland's Pok Pok

The southeastern stretch of Portland's Division Street has grown hectic over the last few years. New restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and low-rise apartment complexes nestle among deep-rooted evergreens. But Andy Ricker's Pok Pok, which arguably helped detonate the area's growth, may stick out even more now than when it opened in 2006. Show More Summary

Watch Anthony Bourdain Feast in Iran

Parts Unknown episode six airs next Sunday, November 2. Here's a series of preview clips from this upcoming Sunday's episode of Anthony Bourdain's CNN show Parts Unknown. Bourdain and his crew head to Iran which feels "neither East nor...Show More Summary

Toys "R" Us Is Selling an Unlicensed Guy Fieri Halloween Costume

Donkey sauce not included. There's going to be trouble in FlavorTown when Guy Fieri finds out about this "celebrity chef wig and goatee" costume.

The 23 Most Ridiculous Lines From Kris Jenner's Kookbook

The Kardashian matriach just released her first cookbook, In the Kitchen With Kris. Fall is a busy time for cookbooks, and last week Kardashian family matriarch and notorious momager Kris Jenner dropped her first offering into the mix. Show More Summary

Yelp Is On a Mission to Conquer Europe

The company has acquired French review site Cityvox. Watch out Europe, Yelp — the oft-sued review site — is coming for you. Just days after announcing that it had acquired German restaurant review service Restaurant-Kritik, Yelp reveals...Show More Summary

Taco Bell Blacks Out Social Media to Promote New App

A risky move. Social media sites are abuzz with the news that Taco Bell has blacked out its online presence in an effort to promote its new app, to be launched later today. Content on Taco Bell's Twitter account as well as on its Facebook page has been deleted and all images have been blacked out. Show More Summary

Starbucks Phases Out Free Drink Coupons

Dissatisfied customers will have to settle for a discount instead. Coffee giant Starbucks will no longer appease dissatisfied customers with free drink certificates. According to Starbucks Melody, the chain is phasing out its Customer...Show More Summary

Watch How City Bakery Makes Its Cult-Favorite Pretzel Croissant

The 48-hour process is condensed into two-and-a-half minutes of glutenous goodness.

Food Photography Is About to Get a Lot More 3D

A new app is taking smartphone photography into the third dimension. Tired of Instagram's inability to truly capture the essence of your burger/$12 cocktail/Cronut/kale salad? A soon-to-launch app called 3DAround is aiming to revolutionize...Show More Summary

Papa John's Frito Pizza Pie Combines Two Junk Foods Into One Brilliant Package

For those who like a little crunch with their pizza. Papa John's has crafted a winning new pizza. The Frito Chili Cheese Pizza combines the saucy, cheesy, bread-y quality of a Papa John's pie with the crunchy, meaty quality of a bag of Frito pie. This video does the pizza justice:

Dunkin' Donuts Insists Their Croissant Donut is Not a Cronut Knockoff

The doughnut and coffee giant refuses to give credit where credit is due. More than a year after the hysteria-inducing hybrid pastry's debut, Cronut impostors are still popping up left and right: Late adopters Dunkin' Donuts are jumping...Show More Summary

Breastfeeding Mom Says Restaurant Employee Snapped Her Photo

When will restaurants learn? A San Antonio woman claims a Jason's Deli employee photographed her with his cell phone while she was breastfeeding inside the restaurant.  Jamie Gustafson tells local news affiliate KENS 5 that "she caught an employee snapping photos of her as she breastfed" her 2-month-old son. Show More Summary

Former Yankee Hideki Matsui Left a $700 Tip at Tavern on the Green

He's apparently the only one that likes the service at the struggling Central Park restaurant. Hideki Matsui, who used to hit for the New York Yankees, left a $700 tip on a $1,700 bill at New York City's Tavern on the Green this weekend. According to the New York Post, Matsui is one generous tipper. He left over 40 percent for his table of 12. Show More Summary

Ebola Fears Cause African Restaurant to Change its Name

Ignorance of how a disease spreads, and fears of the unknown are causing trouble for one Midwestern restaurateur. For Americans, the Ebola crisis in West Africa is not an imminent threat. But for one restaurant owner in Minnesota, it...Show More Summary

How to Carve a Michelin Guide-Approved Pumpkin

Almost as good as nabbing a Michelin Star. Chefs, if you want to be included in the Michelin Guide next year, put one of these out in front of your restaurant on Friday.

Foodies Have Nightmares About Charcuterie Freddie Krueger

The sequel will star Veggie Krueger. From Mandatory: Freddy Krueger, made of meat.

How Atlanta’s Linton Hopkins Grew a Restaurant Empire by Putting Family First

The Atlanta chef talks about 10 years of Restaurant Eugene, balancing work and family, and future projects. Ten years ago, the husband-and-wife team of chef Linton Hopkins and sommelier Gina Hopkins opened Restaurant Eugene in Atlanta's Buckhead neighborhood only to see it devastated by a flood less than a year later. Show More Summary

Oprah Brings Her Own Truffles to Dinner

First, she hunts for her own truffles. Then, she brings them to dinner, because the restaurant's truffles may not past muster. Oprah may as well sleep on a bed of white truffles from October through December. News of the lifestyle queen's...Show More Summary

What the U.S. Can Learn from How Denmark Pays its Fast Food Workers

Employees at fast food restaurants in Denmark earn about $20 per hour. Copenhagen, Denmark appears, by many accounts, to be a sort of utopia. In a new report, the New York Times compares the wages of fast food workers in the U.S. and Denmark. Show More Summary

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