If you've ever tried to enter the Metropolitan Museum of Art, only to receive judgmental stares from staff for foregoing the (technically optional) entrance fee, this one goes out to you: The Met is tied up in two lawsuits over its allegedly "deceptive" pricing tactics, which plaintiffs in the suits ... More >>
Yesterday (and just in time for Independence Day celebrations), DJ Escoffier brought you Volume 1 of our food music mixtape. Today, DJ Bearded James unleashes Volume 2; be sure to listen for the Paula Deen Apology remix at the end. Did we miss your favorite food-related tune? Let us know in the com ... More >>
Groupon has bought out Savored, a reservation and discount-meal provider. It's a win-win-situation: Restaurants get customers they otherwise wouldn't, and diners get both a reservation and a discount. According to TechCrunch, Savored is used by some 1,000 restaurants and gives diners discounts of u ... More >>
Stalley (Savage Journey To The American Dream listening session) Beats By Dr. Dre store Monday, March 12 Better than: Buying a pair of $400 headphones. Welcome to the Rick Ross and Stalley bobblehead show, in town for one night only. That, effectively, went down last night at Soho's Beats By Dr. D ... More >>
Hey kids! Got bad eyes? Wanna fix 'em, cheap? Check out the Groupon Deal of the Day, which offers surgery ON BOTH EYES for a mere $1,895, compared to the average cost of $4,200. Sound good? Wait, there's more. If you're not willing to do this for your poor children, they will endure years of ... More >>
Stevie Nicks w/Michael Grimm Nikon Theater At Jones Beach Sunday, September 4 Better than: A radio stuck on the classic rock station. "Welcome, Jones Beach," Stevie Nicks said before her second song on Sunday night, the last night for both her current mini-tour and the Long Island oceanfront amp ... More >>
Rajiv Pandey, a 33-year-old Long Island man, is accused of making a bomb threat Friday to the Long Island Power Authority because he was upset at losing his power during Hurricane Irene. The Daily News reports Pandey "called the newsroom at News 12 Long Island, warning he would place a bomb i ... More >>
Celebrating the summer with live, sweaty shows
If you're not doing anything else with it... Back in the bubbly, heady days of 2007 the idea of rock-and-roll class wars was stoked by Social@Ross, a $15,000, five-concert series in the Hamptons that had big names like Billy Joel and Prince and that got deeply discounted before not being aske ... More >>
Ever wonder who picks the San Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurants? 27 panels of journalists, chefs and restaurateurs, and food lovers worldwide do the judging. [NY Times] Foodies at 41 is a club at P.S. 41 where kid members get to make ice cream at Grom Gelato, pizza at Keste, and pal aro ... More >>
Hello, class! What did we learn from the Cooks Source incident of '10, in which Judith Griggs, editor of Cooks Source, stole a recipe from a blogger named Monica Gaudio, who then asked for an apology, but instead got a nasty response from Griggs claiming that the Internet was "public domain" ... More >>
Mark Zuckerberg's personal mission to sell thing you things is now even more next-level than it was previously, as Facebook has long delivered "targeted ads" to users based on anything you put into the site, from interests to wall posts to status messages. Now testing with 1% of Facebook user ... More >>
Couples in Hong Kong recently began turning to McDonald's to fulfill their twisted dreams of matrimonial bliss, and now a fast-growing website is making it possible for American couples to gain edible pay-off for their decision to wed.
mashable.comComing soon to an inbox near you.Google is launching its own coupon service called Google Offers with discounts at stores and restaurants. But will it be able to stand out in the game, which already includes Groupon, Livingsocial, Gilt City, VillageVines, and BlackboardEats?
Six billion dollars isn't cool. You know what's cool? Groupon, the Chicago-based mega-start-up of online group coupons (get it?), turning down a six billion dollar offer from SkyNet Google. The tech giant has more money than God and often uses it to snap up smaller companies. But often, they ... More >>