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Interview With A Hot Dog T-Shirt Designer

Michael McGloin gets paid to put big food on shirts
Jul 28, 2014 2:00 pm

Michael McGloin is the Creative Director of The Mountain, the self-proclaimed “bold player” in the novelty t-shirt game. The New Hampshire-based company was founded in the 1970’s as a peddler of Grateful Dead and Bob Marley shirts, and has grown into a global seller of shirts that tackles topics from Thomas Kinkaid patriotism to Abyssinians on acid trips. Food is also big for the company, literally, in a series of all-over shirts that cover all the major food groups: blueberries, bacon, two-ton burgers. But our favorite is McGloin’s interpretation of the hot dog.  We reached out to talk about it.

5 Busy Chefs On Staying Happy, Healthy And Relatively Gout-Free

Fitness can be a relative term for a restaurant pro
Jul 24, 2014 9:00 am

Last week we invited a crew of very busy chefs to stop by the Food Republic Test Kitchen and talk about the challenges — and ultimate successes — of staying healthy while working around serious food. How do their clothes still fit, you ask? What’s this about Brazilian jiu-jitsu? We got answers from Jamie Bissonnette, Michael Chernow, Daniel Holzman, Alex Stupak and Noah Bernamoff. 

Adam Richman Apologizes for Typing Dumb Things, Raps A Few Souls Of Mischief Lines

He appeared on radio show Sway’s Universe
Jul 22, 2014 10:00 am

Food TV personality Adam Richman recently got in hot water when he angrily, inexplicably, and beyond stupidly took to the comments section of his Instagram to attack somebody who had disagreed with his use of the hashtag #thinspiration — a controversial term that Richman was unknowingly using to acknowledge his pronounced weight loss. Yesterday he took to the radio to apologize. Here's the video.

Jennifer Oz LeRoy, The Woman Behind Food And Drink Wizardry In Montauk

She’s revived Gurney’s Resort in Montauk
Jul 2, 2014 9:00 am

“Entertainment runs in my blood,” says Jennifer Oz LeRoy, the daughter of the late, legendary New York restaurateur Warner LeRoy, and granddaughter of Wizard of Oz producer Mervyn LeRoy. “The dining room is your greatest set.” LeRoy should know: She recently took on several new dining rooms, not to mention Montauk’s only on-the-sand beach bar, as food and beverage director at Gurney’s Montauk, the 80-year-old resort that reopened with a major revamp this summer. In the prime of beach season, we caught up with her.

New York City's Sisha Ortuzar Is One Crafty Chef

The man behind 'wichcraft and Riverpark, revealed
Jun 25, 2014 9:00 am

Here, Sisha Ortuzar of Craft Restaurant Group tells us how he managed to get David Chang, April Bloomfield, Marco Canora, Bill Telepan, Anita Lo and others to stump for sustainable seafood the night after the Beards this past May, and discusses the growth of 'wichcraft, how he built Riverpark's farm and his ongoing relationship with Mr. Top Chef himself. Check it out. 

Here Is The Culinary Lineup For The Life Is Beautiful Festival In Las Vegas

Food Republic breaks the news exclusively
Jun 23, 2014 10:00 am

Entering just its second year, Las Vegas's Life is Beautiful Festival has already made national waves. Featuring a world-class collection of musicians and artists, the three-day festival also attracts more than 40 of the country's best chefs. We spoke with co-chairman of the festival's culinary advisory board Bruce Bromberg to talk about what's new and exciting as Life is Beautiful enters its second year this October 24-26. Food Republic is also honored to exclusively break this year's culinary lineup to our readers. Read on.

FR Style Inventory: Menswear Designer Robert Geller

German-born designer has no love for mandals
Jun 18, 2014 4:00 pm

We always have style on the brain at FR headquarters, so from time to time we reach out to our stylish friends to hear about their favorite designers and why it’s never OK to wear mandals. Next up, Robert Geller, the menswear designer who favors Belgian designers, prefers dining in his Brooklyn neighborhood and lets loose with tequila.

Pastry Genius Will Goldfarb, Decamped To Bali, Has Some Unfinished Business

It's all happiness and housemade mangosteen bitters
Jun 18, 2014 9:00 am

Among the upscale boutiques of Bali's beachy Seminyak neighborhood, located on the Indonesian island's southwest coast, is sprawling restaurant and bar Ku De Ta. Tourists and locals alike congregate here every evening to watch an exquisite sunset and listen to DJs while sipping Dark and Stormys flaunting large ginger and lime ice spheres. Yet, when night falls, a more sophisticated experience awaits at upstairs boîte Mejekawi. Here, dessert plays a pivotal role on the eight- and 12-course tasting menus, courtesy of Will Goldfarb.

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