Umami Burger is the latest gussied up burger joint to take New York by storm, and it joins a long list of fast casual darlings like Shake Shack and Five Guys Burgers and Fries. And if those other spots had yet to get the point across, the arrival of the L.A.-based chain in New York cements it: Consu ... More >>
Van Cougar's new piece at Incubator Arts takes online offline
In its continued attack on Starbucks, McDonald's has launched maple-flavored oatmeal, available with diced red and green apples, raisins and cranberries, and cream for $1.99. [LA Times] Cooks looking to start their own businesses can pay by the shift to use a 5,500-square-foot commercial kit ... More >>
While it at times seems that New York has more restaurants than people, the number of restaurants in this country is actually smaller than it was last year.
Obama makes his choices at Five Guys BurgersInc. magazine is running an interesting piece on Jerry Murrell, the founder of Five Guys Burgers and Fries, the chain that produces dryish burgers but fantastic fries.
A recent report shows that 41 percent of apples in supermarkets are Red Delicious. The cultivation of heirloom apples, however, is slowly making a comeback. [NY Times] Queens-based FreshDirect is making inroads into Westchester County and has added service in Connecticut for the first time. ... More >>
Peter Chang, the cult Chinese chef, has once again disappeared from the restaurant that employed him, leaving "Changians" to search for him once more. A recent article by Calvin Trilling may have attracted too much attention to the chef, spurring him to flee. [New Yorker] The annual Technomi ... More >>