With more than 35 million views, the video of Shoshana Roberts walking through Manhattan and being subjected to dozens and dozens of catcalls from men about her appearance and figure pulled back the curtain on an uglier part of our culture. It also spawned several cringe-inducing parodies by enterpr ... More >>
Hit the track!" Bridget Everett growls as she lowers herself to the lip of the Joe's Pub stage, lifting the hem of her flowing silver gown to flash the sold-out crowd in time to the slinky r&b beat. "Short one, long one, doesn't matter/Just suck on that bean, watch it get fatter/You've had a bad d ... More >>
There's an interesting story in The Wall Street Journal about how we should get ready for a "Nigerian P.F. Chang's" because African food is the next big thing.There is only one largely unexplored continent left -- and it isn't Antarctica. With the exception of North African and Ethiopian cuisine, th ... More >>
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A Cinn-a-Stack sand blast!Following in the steps of Shake Shack, the Chocolate Bar, Pinkberry, and cupcakes, IHOP is the latest US company to bank on the Middle East's appetite for all-American excess.
Everybody wants a tip these days, from hot-dog vendors to butchers. Vegan bakery BabyCakes even has a gimmick with two tips jars that lets customers choose which one to contribute to. [Wall Street Journal] Several of New York's largest food factories have shut down in the past two years, but ... More >>
A recent study suggests that consumers thinks foods labeled 'organic' are tastier, higher in fiber, and lower in fat and calories. [LA Times] Wendy's is hoping its natural sea salt fries will take a bite out of McDonald's market share. It reported that in a blind taste test, 56 percent respo ... More >>
A Canadian biotechnology company has come up with a genetically modified apple that doesn't brown after slicing and is trying to sell it to the U.S. [Yahoo News!] Restaurants like Blue Smoke and Bar Breton, and chains like P.F. Chang's and Chipotle, are offering gluten-free menu options. [Bl ... More >>
Five Guys in first place.Zagat's annual Fast-Food Survey results are out, and guess which chain is now making the country's best burger, according to 6,518 respondents? In an upset, Five Guys unseated last year's winner, In-N-Out Burger. In the mega-chains category, Wendy's beat out McDonald' ... More >>
A look at the state of fishing -- and overfishing -- shows that no new fishing grounds are likely to be discovered. In other words, we might have "finally reached the end of the line" when it comes to exploiting fish species. [New Yorker] A new study reveals that food vendors at Madison Squa ... More >>
When "infamously gluttonous" Mario Batali jumps on the Meatless Mondays bandwagon, you know the campaign has legs. [Washington Post] The trend toward over-the-top fatty, carb-heavy foods may be fueled in part by chefs who smoke weed and the munchies marijuana induces. [NY Times] P.F. Chang' ... More >>
You have probably heard that Arizona has decided police should be able to stop anyone who looks like he or she might be an undocumented immigrant, ask for identification, and arrest them if they fail to provide it. (No, not racial profiling, silly. Just looking out for illegal Mexicans!) Now there's ... More >>
The latest food safety scare involves a snack mix made by Snack King Foods in Rochester called Island Snacks Natures Mix. The product, sold at Kmart, is being recalled due to the detection of undeclared sulfites during routine tests. [Forbes] BlackBook rounds up the best comfort food spots ... More >>