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Chicago is the Restaurant City of the Year

  The midwest may surprise you…. I don’t own a single piece of Cubs paraphernalia. I don’t have Chicago’s four-star flag tattooed on my forearm. I don’t care if you put ketchup on a hot dog. But there’s one thing from my hometown that I will absolutely go to bat for, and here it is: Chicago is […]

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Video: When You Can’t Pronounce Anything On The Menu

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This Food Casino Allows You To Bet With French Fries

The night is billed as “The World’s First Food Casino.” I think it probably is, considering we’re promised the chance to bet with actual French fries and exchange our winnings for an array of burgers and sides. Similar to All-In Kitchen, the recent, temporary poker-themed restaurants that saw gamblers play for three-course dinners, the “casino” is […]

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A Restaurant Charged Customers for the Air They Breathed

While some of those unexpected extras are pretty fair (that waiter did manage not to sneer when you asked for gluten free gnocchi, after all), even the most profit margin-obsessed budget eatery wouldn’t charge its diners for the air they breathe, right? Wrong. Get ready to reevaluate your opinion of stingy business owners: a restaurant […]

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What About Restaurant Employees Buying Ingredients Through The Restaurant?

At egg restaurant in Brooklyn, Hanczor allows all 25 employees to buy virtually any ingredient the restaurant purchases, virtually at cost. (He adds 5 percent or less to save in a fund to keep the program sustainable as it grows.) Every server and line cook has a daily, low-priced farmers market at work where the fine ingredients […]

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There’s a My Little Pony-Themed Restaurant in Tokyo

Calling all hungry bronies and pegasisters: Japan is home to the world’s first official My Little Pony-themed restaurant. According to a press release (translated), the cleverly named My Little Pony Cafe opened last week and will remain open in Tokyo until November 29. The pop-up is a collaboration between Sega Toys, which makes My Little Pony; […]

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2016 Zagat Guide to New York City Released

The 2016 Zagat Guide to New York City was released on Tuesday, with a few surprises. A notable addition to the top 20 restaurants is Graffiti, which received a 28 (on a scale of 1 to 30) for food. Jehangir Mehta’s tiny eclectic spot in the East Village joins a list populated by big guns […]

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St. Vincent Waited Tables In Family’s Restaurant This Weekend

Happy Monday, everyone. Are you in the Dallas area and feel up for trying out the new Mexican restaurant? Are you also a St. Vincent fan? You might want to head to Resident Taqueria, a brand new restaurant run by Annie Clark’s brother-in-law and sister. As Stereogum reports, Clark has been spotted working there. A few people on social media say that […]

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Jonah Reider And His Not-Restaurant In His Columbia Dorm Room

The week, the world learned about Jonah Reider, a 21-year-old Columbia University senior who’s operating a “restaurant” (of sorts) named Pith, which he runs out of his dorm room. The idea is that it costs just $10 to $20 for five- to eight-course dinners (capped at four people) that Reider prepares in his dorm’s common kitchen. It quickly […]

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Why Are Restaurants So Noisy?

From the outside, Untitled looks like one of those places where intimate conversation gets lost in the din. The restaurant, which anchors the architect Renzo Piano’s new home for the Whitney Museum of American Art in the meatpacking district, has all the makings of a cacophony box. The primary walls are glass. That back wall […]

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