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Fact-Checking Al Gore: Does Nashville Really Have 10 Vegan Restaurants?

Looking at the meat-and-threes (without the meat)
Mar 18, 2015 8:30 am

With no disrespect to former Vice President Al Gore or the esteemed New York Times, as a proud Nashvillager and dedicated journalist, writer Chris Chamberlain considers it his duty to set the record straight about his hometown’s supposed newfound vegan-friendliness. Yes, there is a story to this.

Here's What's Not On The Menu: Your Underpaid Female Server, Line Cook, Hostess

Join Eve Ensler in NYC, rally against harassment!
Oct 13, 2014 12:00 pm

Whatcha doing Tuesday, October 14th at 11 a.m.? Rallying against sexual harassment in the restaurant industry? Demanding equal pay for women? Us too! Tuesday's “Not On The Menu” rally gives voices to the women impacted by the restaurant industry’s low wages and seeks to encourage anyone with experience in the restaurant industry to share their stories and fight the notion that sexual harassment and other forms of discrimination in the restaurant industry is ‘just part of the culture.’ 

Chipotle Would Prefer That You Leave Your Very Large Gun At Home

Easy with the uzi, friend. Chipotle's for lovers.
May 21, 2014 1:30 pm

They like their beef, pork and chicken naturally raised, and their high-powered rifles tucked well out of sight (if you please). They're Chipotle fans, and they're uncomfortable with the ginormous gun you just hauled into a fast-casual Mexican joint. BUT WAIT! There's a far more pressing burrito-related issue at hand: violated guacamole rights.

Tonight's State Dinner In Washington To Be Served With A Side Of Drama?

A look back at President Obama's glitzy events
Feb 11, 2014 11:00 am
Photo: Eddie Gehman Kohan

“No drama Obama”? Not exactly. The six state dinners of the United States' current President have certainly included their fair share of controversy. A recap, plus a look at tonight's festivities and menu, after the jump.

U.S. Senate Just Passed The Farm Bill. What Does It All Mean?

A numerical look at a bill two years in the making
Feb 4, 2014 5:00 pm
Photo: Travis S. on Flickr

The long-stalled Farm Bill passed in the Senate today, less than a week after passing in the House of Representatives. The bill reauthorizes hundreds of programs for agriculture, dairy production, conservation, nutrition and international food aid. So, how does it all break down? We take a peek at some of the numbers.

Food Book Excerpt: Omar Sharif Slept Here

An Alan Richman story from a new food anthology
Nov 18, 2013 11:00 am

Travel guidebook publisher Lonely Planet has released A Fork in The Road — a collection of 34 original stories that show how travel, food and eating combine to shape and inspire our lives. Here is the entry from Alan Richman, a long-time food writer who has won 11 James Beard journalism awards for restaurant reviewing, most recently at GQ. He frequently angers people, but never before have they been Egyptians.

 

Make That One Government Cheese Pizza: Restaurants Respond To The Shutdown

Does cheap beer ease the pain for gov workers?
Oct 2, 2013 11:45 am

While the country is gripped with a government shutdown as the United States Congress continues to draw lines in the sand, the Baltimore/Washington D.C. restaurant community has started to offer #shutdown specials that are both altruistic and crafty marketing tools. As reported in the Baltimore Sun, Eater and the Washington City Paper, here are some of the specials being offered:

Russian To Judgment: Thoughts On The Stoli Ban

A satirical look at the silly vodka boycott
Jul 31, 2013 3:30 pm

Dan Dunn takes a look at Dan Savage's war on Stoli vodka, which the columnist is advocating based on Russia's unfair treatment of gays and lesbians. Dunn has thoughts on other rogue nations and the products we should boycott....

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