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NBA Power Rankings: TGI Fridays Edition

Ranking all 30 NBA teams by their spot on the menu
Mar 7, 2014 10:00 am

Welcome back to another edition of the Food Republic NBA Power Rankings, where Jason Kessler takes stock in the current NBA season and ranks each team in order — and by their place on a specific restaurant menu. Previously he ranked LeBron, Kobe and the non-hobbling D Rose via the menus at Olive Garden and Chili's. This time around it’s TGI Fridays.

10 Places To Eat And Drink Near The Staples Center In Los Angeles

Peruvian, Mexican, sushi and pastrami nirvana
Feb 19, 2014 11:00 am

The Staples Center, located in downtown Los Angeles, is home to championship sports teams like the Lakers and Kings, while also drawing world-class acts and award shows. Unfortunately, most of the on-site eating options aren’t nearly as captivating. Instead of submitting to subpar nachos with a side of price gauging, explore the surrounding neighborhoods and eat before or after a game or show. Here are 10 of our favorite restaurants.

NBA Power Rankings: Olive Garden Edition

Ranking all 30 NBA teams by their spot on the menu
Jan 21, 2014 11:00 am

Welcome back to another edition of the Food Republic NBA Power Rankings, where Jason Kessler takes stock in the current NBA season and ranks each team in order — and by their place on a specific restaurant menu. Previously he ranked LeBron, Kobe and the non-hobbling D Rose via the menus at Cheesecake Factory and Chili's. This time around it’s Olive Garden. Read on.

8 NBA Players Team With Celebrity Chefs To Shot-Block Bad Eating Habits

The NBA FIT Live Healthy Week is here
Jan 6, 2014 2:00 pm

The holidays have left everybody a little sluggish. We’re all feeling it at the Food Republic office today and did shots of wheatgrass during our morning meeting. Not really, but we probably should have. Anyways, our friends at the NBA realize that early January is a great time to get healthy, which is why they have organized the NBA FIT Live Healthy Week — running now through January 10.

Will Veggie Evans Save The Brooklyn Nets Season?

Rebounding star gets his own kale-themed shirt
Dec 23, 2013 9:00 am

Brooklyn-based design collective Veggie and Friends — founded by Lee Frank (also of Nachos NYC) —  has designed a Reggie Evans–inspired t-shirt as a tribute to stellar rebounding and kale. Evans is a member of the NBA's Brooklyn Nets. 

NBA Power Rankings: Chili's Edition

Ranking all 30 NBA teams by their spot on the menu
Dec 10, 2013 9:00 am

Welcome back to another edition of the Food Republic NBA Power Rakings, where Jason Kessler takes stock in the current NBA season and ranks each team in order — and by their place on a specific restaurant menu. Previously he ranked Lebron, Kobe and the non-hobbling D Rose via the menus at Cheesecake Factory and McDonald’s. This time around it’s Chili’s. So, who is the Quesadilla Explosion Salad of the current NBA season? Read to find out.

Knicks Pasta-Shapes Feud Gets Ugly Like A Bowl Of Day-Old SpaghettiOs

Metta World Peace, Kenyon Martin in bucatini beef
Dec 4, 2013 11:00 am

We are here to talk about pasta, and how pasta — specifically, pasta shapes — is causing some beefaroni in the Knicks locker room.

8 Places To Eat And Drink Near The Barclays Center In Brooklyn

Great restaurants are much closer than you think
Oct 31, 2013 8:00 am

After years of controversy to its build-up, the Barclays Center had an eventful first year in Brooklyn. But one question persists for Brooklynites, intrepid Manhattanites and visitors from parts unknown: where to eat before the game or concert. Here are eight of our favorite restaurants a short(ish) walk from Barclays, from golden oldies to brand newbies.

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