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Nose Dive, Bacon Bros., Mekong [Greenville, SC]

If you are ever visiting Greenville, SC (and many do, can you just believe how cute the downtown is!) here are three restaurants I feel confident in recommending to you, fellow eater. A year ago I likely wouldn’t have sent you there, but The Nose Dive is really putting out some excellent food and beverage. A gastropub from restauranteur Carl Sobocinski of […]

Café Behind Cronut Knockoff Was ‘Thrilled’ to Get Cease and Desist From Dominique Ansel

The Creauxnut is no more. A Shreveport bakery named Sevendipity proudly introduced its take on Cronuts back in May. "I could be the first person in Louisiana to do cronuts at their peak," chef and owner Scott Roebuck mused, talking up the laborious 12-hour pastry process. Show More Summary

Chicagoist's Beer Of The Week: Surly Hell

Not every beer geek gets excited about Helles-style lagers. We'll argue that they should as long as we possess the ability to speak (or type). [ more › ]

MTA lays out LIRR strike contingency plan

MTA officials released a contingency plan Friday in case of a Long Island Rail Road strike on or after July 20. Telecommuting, ferries, additional shuttle buses and thousands of new parking spaces... To view the full story, click the title link.

Dine n' Dash app gets $5.5M in funding

There's a new way to "dine and dash" in the Internet age, and it's attracting millions of dollars in venture capital. Cover, a Manhattan-based mobile-payments startup announced Thursday that it had... To view the full story, click the title link.

Artist Plans A Pedestrian Bridge To Governors Island

Back in his day, Walt Whitman had to walk to Governors Island. In the snow. Uphill. Alongside farm animals. By the time Robert Moses came around, that was no longer an option, so he was like, "let's build a superhighway bridge connecting it to lower Manhattan." (We're paraphrasing.) But alas, the island can currently only be reached by boat. Show More Summary

Education Victory in Americus

It shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone, but I’m a school choice proponent. I really like public charter schools.  So when I heard about the Sumter County Board of Ed approving a charter petition, there was a swell of joy in my heart. The Americus Times-Reporter has the whole story, but last night the BoE […]

Cleveland reacts to LeBron James' decision to return

Many Cleveland fans and media found little room in their hearts for bitterness and welcomed the prodigal son LeBron James back to the city online after he announced his return in an essay for Sports Illustrated.

First Look: Pixar's 'Lava'

Uku, the lead character in Pixar Animation's new short film, is crusty and prone to eruptions, but with a warm core underneath -- the kind of man James Earl Jones might play.

U.S. records $71B budget surplus in June

The U.S. government ran a monthly budget surplus in June, putting it on course to record the lowest annual deficit since 2008. The Treasury Department said Friday that its June surplus totaled $71... To view the full story, click the title link.

Sexpo or sexposition?

Many people think of the Midwest as buttoned-down and uptight. Not so, says the producer of Exxxotica, billed as the "largest event dedicated to love and sex," and which opens today in Rosemont. "It's one of our strongest markets," said...Show More Summary

Herbalife donates to group that wants to destroy it

Facing a massive public relations campaign against it, the nutrition sales company Herbalife has adopted an intriguing strategy in recent months: Donating to local chapters of the Latino rights... To view the full story, click the title link.

Lyft Slapped With Restraining Order From Attorney General & TLC

And so continues Lyft's sad, sad NYC saga. The ride-share service that was set to launch in Brooklyn and Queens today has been slapped with restraining orders from the Attorney General's office and the Taxi & Limousine Commission. [ more › ]

Real American Locks Up Citi Bike For Personal Use

The notion of a bike share program is one of democracy—a nominal sum is exchanged for the ability to borrow a bicycle for a short period of time, eventually leaving the bicycle for use by someone else. All of the bikes are the same,Show More Summary

The National Guard, Mayor Rahm and the Ivy at Wrigley Field

You might have heard about the weekend we just had here in Chicago. Depends on where you get your news from, the amount of people injured in last weekend's shooting spree ranges between 50 and 80. When this happens, Mayor Rahm Emanuel...Show More Summary

The Onion's Movie Critic Reviews Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

13 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

It takes a while to get going, but this "review" really builds to something quite special. (The weird thing is, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is actually pretty good.) [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Friday Afternoon Diversion: What's The Deal With That?

Wherein we present the mathematics of the iconic opening bass slap of the classic 90s sitcom. [ more › ]

Capital Fringe 2014: Coosje @ Goethe-Institut

Coosje portrays the love story of artists Claes Oldenburg and Coosje Van Bruggen, along with a traveling pear. [ more › ]

Dear Products: Please Stop Giving Me Unsolicited Pep Talks

13 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Megan Seling Bossy toothpaste. Yesterday, while picking up some allergy medicine and cat litter, some toothpaste started telling me how to live my life. It told me to "be dynamic" and "be inspired," which inspired me to dynamically tell that toothpaste to fuck right off. Toothpaste isn't the only thing overstepping its bounds. Show More Summary

Man Trapped In Cook County Jail For 30 Hours Wants Answers

The petition for discovery filed by Farad Polk's attorney could eventually lead to a lawsuit. [ more › ]

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