Field Reports

Mixed Reactions At Dan Barber’s WastED Burger Shake Shack Pop-Up

An experimental juice-pulp burger debuts in NYC
Jun 1, 2015 10:00 am

Following the critical acclaim and wide-reaching attention generated by Dan Barber’s monthlong “WastED” pop-up in NYC, which featured a rotating cast of chefs cooking at Greenwich Village’s Blue Hill with food trash like bones and carrot tops, the chef and author paired up with Shake Shack’s culinary director, Mark Rosati, for a one-day pop-up. On the menu: juice-pulp burgers. 

Live From The James Beard Awards 2015

The big restaurant awards program was in Chicago
May 5, 2015 10:29 am

Live from the Oscars of the food world, the James Beard Foundation Awards, which decamps from New York City to Chicago for the first time in its 25-year history. Matt Rodbard reports. 

A Chocolate Think Tank Grows in Brooklyn

Cocoa specialists get their moment in the sun
Apr 27, 2015 10:00 am

Last week, bakers, pâtissierschocolatiers and confectioners from around the world took over a few blocks in Brooklyn’s Dumbo neighborhood for what was christened a “chocolate think tank.” Some of pastry’s biggest stars showed up for the two-day event, which was orchestrated to help kick off the opening of the new École Valrhona. Chefs gathered to share ideas, gawk at their idols, network, and get inspired by their colleagues’ sweet creations. The sugar rush was contagious.

5 Trends Spotted At The U.S. Coffee Championships

Cheerful baristas IN. Mugs with handles OUT.
Feb 24, 2015 11:00 am

Baristas from across the country showcased their skills while manufacturers rolled out some fancy new brewing gadgets during the U.S. Coffee Championships in Long Beach, California. Tien Nyugen reports on the most eye-opening trends from this very highly caffeinated event.

Bourbon Godfathers Gather In Kentucky To Discuss Insane Demand, Barrel Shortages

"We don’t have a gallon to give up”
Feb 23, 2015 2:00 pm

All the big-name bourbon makers gathered in Louisville last weekend to discuss the issues impacting their industry most notably the surging demand for barrel-aged booze and shortfalls on the supply side. Chris Chamberlain reports from the Bluegrass State.

Photos From The Nashville Skyline Launch Party At Peter Nappi

Craft beer, great bourbon and bowls of noodles
Jan 21, 2015 4:00 pm

Last week Team Food Republic visited one of our favorite cities, Nashville, to help celebrate the launch of Skyline — a print publication we produced in partnership with Crescent Communities. The event was held at Peter Nappi, a luxury leather studio housed in the former Neuhoff Meat Packing plant in the city’s vibrant Germantown neighborhood. Members of the city’s food, art, fashion and music communities were on hand.

Big Weekend In South Carolina: Music To Your Mouth

A bourbon-filled pig-out festival at Palmetto Bluff
Nov 25, 2014 10:00 am

You're a culinary enthusiast, and food festivals are the name of your game. Prepare to witness Music To Your Mouth, the ultimate Southern/Lowcountry smorgasbord, because we just spent the weekend at the mind-blowingly beautiful Palmetto Bluff in Bluffton, South Carolina. Here are the highlights. (We kissed a pig and went to a bacon forest!)

Philadelphia Restaurant Abe Fisher Has Possibly Achieved Smoked Meat Nirvana

From Team Zahav, Montreal-style smoked short ribs
Sep 30, 2014 10:00 am

There's a new reason to visit Philadelphia. And it just might negate your planned smoked-meat pilgrammage to Montreal. At the new Abe Fisher, Matt Rodbard finds Schwartz's-level satisfaction in an un-Schwartz's-like short rib. Sop up all the juicy details this way.

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