The news comes to us from ABC News, who reports that some restaurants in Vermont are adding mandatory tips because of cheap foreigners. The policy has some people accusing the restaurants of discrimination, but owners are maintaining that the policy is necessary.
Identify them by their size. [See More Market Watch: Dear New York Plums, You're Amazing | Shishito Peppers] I spotted them at the Tompkins Square market Sunday: bush blueberries of the type that grow wild in northern lakeside and mountainous regions. They are about half the diameter of regular c ... More >>
When you sell fresh bread, cheese, and cured meats, it doesn't seem like such a leap to slap these together into a sandwich. So, why did it take so long for Brooklyn Victory Garden to put one and one and one together?
Hey, check out this great Norman Rockwellesque photo illustration by Brooklyn photographer Bill Wadman. He's selling limited editions as part of heART, an art sale to raise funds for victims of the Vermont flood. Go to the eBay page of the fundraiser to see this and other items for sale.
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A study in Great Britain found that kids given high levels of processed foods are at a greater risk for developing lower IQs. [CNN] More tainted meat is being recalled in Southern California due to possible E. coli contamination. [Nation's Restaurant News] A new survey finds that more than ... More >>
Following the lead of the Meatball Shop, Crif Dogs, La Esquina, Xi'an Famous Foods, Mole, and people under the age of five, the former owner of Il Buco is heading to Williamsburg.
Just as there are no actual ribs in a McDonald's McRib, there is apparently no actual maple in the fast-food conglomerate's new Fruit & Maple Oatmeal. And that nagging discrepancy does not sit well with the state of Vermont, which takes its maple syrup very, very seriously.
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Trust us, this looks way more appetizing than an actual eel.Back in May, the New Amsterdam Market commandeered the Marble Cemetery for a fundraiser showcasing a variety of wild botanicals from Vermont. On Sunday, the Vermont food gatherers will return to the market, and they'll have plenty of ... More >>
Holton FarmsEven better smeared with maple syrup.The Moment has a nice profile of the Farm Truck, the mobile outpost of Vermont's Holton Farms that has been roaming city streets since May. Despite some difficulty obtaining a mobile food license, the truck's owners have accrued more than 200 C ... More >>
Wild botanicals from northern Vermont, corralled into a subdued spread. On Saturday, the gates to the Marble Cemetery opened for the City of Merchants, a fundraiser for the New Amsterdam Market. The fundraiser kicked off in the late morning with a display of wild botanicals harvested by farm ... More >>
For most people looking for jobs in the food and restaurant industry, Craigslist is, for better or worse, a one-stop shopping destination. But while it lists plenty of opportunities for would-be line cooks, servers, shot girls, and social butterflies, it's lacking in gigs that don't involve t ... More >>
Wood Homestead's Greenmarket boothOn Saturday's Greenmarket at Brooklyn's Grand Army Plaza, the sap was flowing, as Tony Van Glad of Wood Homestead hawked freshly tapped maple syrup.
Several states with tight control on liquor sales, such as Virginia, Vermont, and Mississippi, are considering a change in legislation that would privatize the distribution of alcohol, either by auctioning licenses to private companies or selling distribution centers. [Wall Street Journal] ... More >>
Vegans and vegetarians: No longer is it necessary to resort to meat substitutes. The smoked tofu in Birdbath Bakery's smoked tofu sandwich is every bit as good as the best smoked bacon. I know, because I also eat bacon.
In line with locavoric principles, the cheese-eating public has shown a greater interest in cheeses produced in our part of the country, which means New York and New England. Of course, this is partly due to the efforts of Anne Saxelby at Saxelby Cheese, but ideas like this are infectious and ... More >>
Is it a piece of marble or a blue cheese? And did it make the list of Our 10 Best Cheeses? Who doesn't love cheese? A friend says she administers a cheese test to potential boyfriends. If the guy doesn't crave the coagulated milk products of cows, sheep, goats, or water buffalo, it's ... More >>
This week in food blogs... Eat Me Daily took a look at the price-per-pound ration of cookbooks and The Big Fat Duck Cookbook weighed in at 11.6 pounds for $157.50 or $13.58 per pound of book. Midtown Lunch got excited over one of its images being used in Polish Playboy as part of a piece on Taam T ... More >>
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The remnants of a frog or toad were found in a Diet Pepsi can, according to the FDA. A Florida couple discovered a disintegrated blob at the bottom of the can when one of them gagged on it. [CNN] Airlines are revamping their on-board meal offerings, following years of cutbacks on free meals ... More >>
As Vermont unites homosexual couples in matrimony for the first time -- celebrated by Ben & Jerry's with limited-edition Chubby Hubby to Hubby Hubby ice cream -- the fight for marriage equality continues elsewhere. In an attempt to keep gay marriage from claiming all of New England, Rhode Isl ... More >>
Organic farmers are feeling the sting of the organic food trend slowing. Dairy farmers, especially, are suffering, and many have been told to cut milk production by up to 20 percent. The slowdown, combined with the high cost of transporting organic feed from the Midwest has caused 32 dairy farms in ... More >>
Maine's got gay marriage. Governor John Baldacci signed a marriage equality bill that passed the state legislature this morning. New England is kicking New York's ass. Massachusetts got the ball rolling. New Hampshire's lawmakers have passed a gay marriage law that waits on the governor. Vermont o ... More >>
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The Vermont legislature approved same-sex marriage. The Governor vetoed it. Now the legislature has overridden his veto, making Vermont America's first legislatively-decided gay state. Hurrah! Iowa made us feel inadequate with its unanimous Supreme Court gayness, but Vermont has struck back for coas ... More >>
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