The building pictured to the right, 40 Bond Street, is not necessarily a new building. The Ian Schrager-developed and Herzog de Meuron-designed residences were completed in 2007 to relative fanfare and approving reviews. The Observer's Max Abelson wrote, "If you can avert your eyes from the building ... More >>
To reenact this scene, you'd have to travel 1,360.1 miles from the Empire State Building. With his developer-friendly real estate policies, Bloomberg has opened the floodgates to fast-food franchises. Ten years ago we had a fraction of what we have now, and ma-and-pa eateries prevailed at ... More >>
Kraft is recalling three flavors of Velveeta Shells & Cheese single-serve microwavable cups due to possible thin wire bristle pieces in the cups. [Chicago Tribune] In a widespread market survey, consumers ranked the Cheesecake Factory their favorite casual-dining restaurant for the second year in a ... More >>
Jamawn Woods, the creator of Soul Daddy, which was the winning concept on America's Next Great Restaurant but failed miserably weeks after opening, plans to reopen in his hometown of Detroit. [Nation's Restaurant News] Tyson is recalling about 131,300 pounds of ground beef after a family in ... More >>
SmashburgerEat up, Dubai. Looks like Brooklyn was a mere pit stop on Smashburger's road to world domination: Three months after opening its first New York location in a Fort Greene condo tower, the Denver-based chain has announced it will expand to the Middle East.
Mayor Bloomberg is at odds with the Health Department over letter grades on food carts. He wants them, but with just 20 out of 100-odd inspectors assigned to mobile vendors, there aren't enough resources to grade the city's 5,100 street-food carts. [NY Post] Major food corps may have pledged ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
Real estate investors in Utah were ripped off by a money manager who took their cash to back the Candwich, a canned sandwich. [NY Times] A new study reveals that the more restaurants there are within a five-minute walk of a woman's home, the more likely she is to be fat. [Wall Street Journal ... More >>
Applebee's chocolate chip sundae: not recommended for weight loss.Taking a page from Men's Health, The Daily Beast has thoughtfully published a list of the 40 restaurant desserts most likely to cause death among those who consume them.
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If you think the recession's finally ending, that may be because you're eating at the Cheesecake Factory. Or McDonald's. Nation's Restaurant News reports that first-quarter traffic at those establishments is way up, demonstrating that consumers are spending money again after staying away for ... More >>
Charles, in Greenwich Village, has announced that Jason Zukas will take over for executive chef Kristine Mana-ay while she's on maternity leave. Zukas has cooked at Andre Balazs's Sunset Beach on Shelter Island, and was a contestant on Chopped. [Grub Street] Dennis Foy now owns the Lawrence ... 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 >>
This week in the Village Voice, Sarah DiGregorio visits Mumbai Xpress and New Kerala Kitchen, while Robert Sietsema goes to La Superior. Here's what critics elsewhere are reviewing this week:Steve Cuozzo reviews Corton, and deems his recent visits to the restaurant "among the most enjoyable dining e ... More >>