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Cupcake Chain Crumbs Is NOT Going The Way Of The Fondue Pot

Being brought back from the dead
Jul 14, 2014 1:00 pm

You may have heard the news that national cupcake chain Crumbs Bake Shop went out of business, last week shuttering all if its 50 locations in 10 states and the District of Columbia. Many wrote about the bursting of the “cupcake bubble” — something our friend Allison Robicelli has written about beautifully in the past. Others simply danced on the grave of an institution that may have simply aged out of the zeitgeist. But this weekend it appears that cupcake chains are still very much viable.

Restaurant Looks At Old Surveillance Footage To Compare Today's Diner To 2004

Guess what? We use our phones a lot more now.
Jul 14, 2014 11:15 am

A lot of things have changed in the past ten years and New York City’s dining scene is most definitely up there – we’ve all taken note as city staples have repeatedly closed their doors for good, giving way to swanky new hotspots serving small plates and in-vogue veggies. While there’s no debating that the restaurants themselves have changed considerably in the last decade, another significant question has snuck under the radar a bit more: how have the city’s diners changed? 

Started From The Streets Now They Here: 5 Food Trucks That Made The Big Time

From halal in NYC to smoked meat in Austin
Jul 14, 2014 9:00 am

No longer quite the counter-culture statement they once were, food trucks have become a launching pad for ambitious restaurateurs. The most successful mobile kitchens end up settling down into brick-and-mortar locations. In New York alone, nearly a quarter of all food trucks upgrade to a restaurant. And the most popular concepts get tapped for widespread expansion, like these five food trucks that hit the big time

A Peking Duck Museum Opens In Beijing. We Approve Of This.

Food Republic 100% endorses this kind of museum
Jul 11, 2014 10:00 am

We’ll be the first to admit that we’re not the most well versed when it comes to museums here at Food Republic. There are, of course, a few exceptions to this statement. For example, word comes from The Wall Street Journal that a roast duck museum has opened to the public in Beijing. Now, that is our type of museum. Read on.

20 Most Iconic Tomato Dishes In America

The best of the best, from spaghetti to shakshuka
Jul 9, 2014 9:00 am

Tomatoes know no bounds. While certain American ingredients are inextricably linked to their geography (here’s looking at you, Florida citrus), the versatile tomato inspires cooks and enlivens plates from coast to coast. Served fresh, roasted to perfection, or pickled to a T, tomatoes star in some of the country’s most iconic dishes. Here’s where to take a bite (or a sip) out of the top 20 living legends.

NYC's Most Iconic Meat Dish Is In Brooklyn

We break down Eater's meaty list
Jul 7, 2014 4:14 pm

It’s no secret that New York City is home to some pretty epic meat dishes. To welcome us all back from a meat-filled long weekend, Eater has written up a rather, er, meaty list of the city's 21 most iconic meat dishes. Yes, we certainly have meat on the mind here at Food Republic. Taking a look at the list, after the jump.

You Travel, You Eat: North Brooklyn

Guide for eating, drinking, coffee, edible shopping
Jul 7, 2014 10:00 am

Lifelong New Yorkers and startlingly attractive European ex-pats brave the G, L and JMZ trains to taste the future in North Brooklyn neighborhoods like Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Bushwick. Filled with warehouses, factories and Polish– and Italian-American community centers, these formerly industrial districts now launch global food trends, thanks to a constant influx of game-changing cooks, craftsmen and purveyors. Whether you’re craving innovative pizza, whimsical soul food or serious single-origin coffee, North Brooklyn never disappoints.

NYC: Food Republic + Finger On The Pulse BBQ Blowout Is On July 15

Come hang out with us and some BBQ!
Jul 2, 2014 4:15 pm

Oh man, we're super excited about this one. The popular Brooklyn BBQ Blowout is back for another season, its seventh. How did that happen? As a refresher, the event is hosted by our dudes at Finger On The Pulse and features guest chefs, guest DJs and cheap beer (in various quantities). On Tuesday, July 14th it all happens with Leah Cohen of Pig & Khao at Good Company Bar in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

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