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Takashi Inoue Went To Montreal For Horse Sashimi, Bacon-Wrapped Fried Foie Gras

The man behind NYC's Takashi eats dangerously
Jul 16, 2014 11:00 am

Chefs love to travel — for inspiration, to experience the cuisines of other cultures or just to get away from the heat of their own kitchens. When they return, we hit them with some questions — where'd they stay, what'd they do and WHAT DID THEY EAT?! Next up, Takashi Inoue of the eponymous NYC restaurant.

RN74 San Francisco Vs. RN74 Seattle: Two Chummy Chefs Critique Each Other's Menus

Ex-Roomies Adam Sobel and David Varley face off
Jul 16, 2014 9:00 am

Chefs Adam Sobel and David Varley know each other quite well, as ex-classmates, ex-roommates and ex-coworkers. Now, both men work for restaurateur Michael Mina: Sobel at RN74 in San Francisco, Varley at RN74 in Seattle. Though both restaurants have the same name, they feature two different menus, showcasing each chef's individual cooking style. We asked both chefs to critique each other's menus, selecting three dishes that speak to the other guy's distinctive MO.

Who Invented The French Dip? Two Los Angeles Restaurants Duke It Out.

We find out on the first episode of Photo Tripping
Jul 15, 2014 4:12 pm

In the first episode of Photo Tripping, we find out how the French Dip sandwich came about in Los Angeles. Two restaurants claim birth rights. But there is only one true Dip daddy.    

At Mile End Deli's Poutine Fest, Foie Gras and General Tso's Takes Center Plate

No shortage of fries, gravy and curds this week
Jul 15, 2014 2:00 pm

We talked to owner Noah Bernamoff at our big wild brunch-themed Test Kitchen yesterday, who told us all about his epic culinary brainchild. You shouldn't need reasons to hit Mile End (in Brooklyn or Manhattan) extra-hard this week, but just in case, allow him to convince you.

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.

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