What's more fun than keeping a secret? Blowing one up. Just ask the team behind Burger Joint, the much-loved, semi-underground casual restaurant that's been operating within Le Parker Meridien hotel for the past decade. Today, it was revealed that the spot is opening a second New York location--on t ... More >>
Dumplings from Broken Rice (580 Grand Street, 718-302-8886)
A Dutch architecture firm has designed a building in Seoul that has offended some because of its uncomfortable resemblance to the World Trade Center in a cloud of dust and smoke: MVRDV The project, called "The Cloud," is the work of MVRDV, a firm in Rotterdam. It's intended to be luxury hi ... More >>
photo by Liz BarclayGoing to Miami.It's that time of year again, when the food media begin to obsess and chitter over the restaurants set to open in the fall. Among the forthcoming newcomers is more than a handful of foreign transplants, restaurants from other countries that hope to translate ... More >>
Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ...
pointnshoot/FlickrIf ever a job title could be said to sum up the aspirations of 99 percent of the people we know, it's that of Hamburger Developer. And for one charmed, carnivorous individual, that job will be a reality: SPC Group, the South Korea-based company whose holdings include Paris B ... More >>
If you have any siblings -- or know anyone with siblings -- you probably know that as children, fights can erupt between the two as tensions are basically lifelong. And you are probably aware of the cliche when a parent walks in a ravaged room with two bleeding, hair-pulled, bite-marked child ... More >>
The U.S.'s findings about the dangers of BPA have so far been inconclusive. But in Canada, it's official: Bisphenol A is toxic. [Time] Kimchi has become so expensive in Korea that some restaurants in Seoul no longer offer it free as a banchan before the meal. [NY Times] According to Men's H ... More >>
via CNetIt's always good to get away for a much-needed vacay with your honey, even when your honey is not actually a real, live, human person, right? No judgments! At least, not at Atami, a Japanese hot springs resort themed on Konami's Nintendo DS dating simulation game Love Plus, which also ... More >>
A rare outbreak of typhoid fever has been linked to smoothies made with frozen mamey fruit pulp made by Goya. [AP] Molecular chefs in Scandinavia and elsewhere focus on terroir and local ingredients, often gathered by teams of foragers, rather than flavors made in a lab. [Wall Street Journal ... More >>
The bar car on the Metro-North may be going the way of the in-flight meal. A new fleet of cars will soon replace the 1970s-era models, but budget constraints may force the railroad to forgo a fresh set of bar cars. [NY Times] Kobe beef lovers, beware: Japan has suspended beef exports for thr ... More >>
Image via The Rap-UpWell, a birthday cake for one. M.I.A.'s heart for another. The former act of swordsmanship came on a tour stop in Korea, where she celebrated turning 22 (almost, anyway; the official date is February 20) at the InterContinental Hotel in Seoul. The latter came with her new ... More >>
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