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Are Rising Food Costs Now Scarier Than Terrorism?

Survey finds our eating habits are making us broke
Dec 15, 2014 1:00 pm

Your passion for good food and drink isn't just making you fat. It's also making you broke. Dining out is now the biggest reason that Americans blow their budget, according to a recent survey of U.S. workers. And, eating at home from time to time isn't helping us save much, either. Spending on food and groceries comes in a close second on the shrinking-wallet scale. Perhaps even more striking: the survey also found that food costs are a greater concern than terrorism and ebola.

These Are Some Seriously Heady Days For The Restaurant Industry

The future is tickets, six-month chef residencies
Dec 1, 2014 12:30 pm

As we turn the calendar for the final time in 2014, food media types will begin to analyze the big events that have caused ripples across the industry. But looking at a couple events over the weekend alone, it’s not a pebble but a giant boulder that has been tossed into the lake. Disruptors, it appears, have taken a seat at the dining room table.

How Scary Good Palm Sugar Made Andy Ricker Plant The Pok Pok Flag In Los Angeles

The story behind his two Chinatown openings
Dec 1, 2014 10:00 am

Inexpensive real estate, a booming restaurant scene and the ability to source incredible Thai ingredients all had a influence on why Andy Ricker decided to open two Pok Pok locations in Los Angeles, a city not light on Southeast Asian restaurants. Tien Nguyen has the story.  

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These Are The 20 Hottest Art World Hangouts Right Now

Bars, restaurants and hotels fit for the art crowd
Nov 17, 2014 9:00 am

These days, entire festivals are dedicated equal parts to art, music and food. But where are the world’s artsy types heading during their downtime? Artnet recently published its list of the "20 hottest art world hangouts of 2014." The compilation spans 10 countries and is comprised of bars, restaurants, hotels and neighborhoods. Take a look at the full list.

20 Major Restaurant Openings Around The United States This Winter

The major openings to look out for this season
Nov 5, 2014 9:01 am

It’s admittedly an imperfect science to write about a restaurant in preview form. The business of building restaurants is messy, and oftentimes vague. And as we transition from fall to winter, some of the openings we wrote about in our many fall previews are still in the oven, if you will. And on top of that, new projects with winter openings have been announced. Here are 20.

7 Los Angeles Restaurants Shredding The Mac And Cheese Game

Must-try mac 'n cheese by Angelenos, for Angelenos
Nov 4, 2014 1:01 pm

Everyone thinks Angelenos subsist exclusively on cold-pressed juice and kale salads without remembering that the City of Angels also gave the world the French Dip, the fast food burger and the Korean burrito. Truth be told, people in LA like the heavy stuff, calories be damned. With all this cheesy pasta love going around, it's time to round up the best options in the city right now. 

The Benihana Folks Debut Sorba, A Brand-New Bowl Of Noodles

Watch out, fancy ramen, KOA's sorba noodles rock!
Oct 30, 2014 3:00 pm

There's no food enthusiast on earth who doesn't go weak at the knees for a steaming bowl of Asian noodles. New Yorkers only ever demand what's new, so hit KOA in NYC's Flatiron District and meet sorba, your new favorite comfort food with a twist that's distinctly Japanese (and healthier than a fried pork cutlet). With Iron Chef Yuji Wakiya at the kitchen helm, this is one dish you can't just Yelp and wait in line for.

Checking In On The Paying For Restaurant Reservations Game. It's Not Going Away.

Upstart companies Resy and Zurvu are growing
Oct 24, 2014 8:00 am

People are paying for the privilege of being able to sit at a restaurant. Yes, you read that right. Diners in New York are ponying up dough just to secure a table at some of the city’s most exclusive restaurants through multiple third-party services. It’s a trend we investigated in detail this summer. We followed up on two of these sites offering reservations at a price.

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