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Restaurant Reservations News: Priceline Buys OpenTable for $2.6 Billion

Travel booking site beefs up with OpenTable buy
Jun 13, 2014 9:43 am

Maybe those new services charging for primetime reservations are onto something. In a blockbuster deal announced this morning, ThePriceline Group will buy OpenTable for $2.6 billion in cash, or $103 per share. Details after the jump. 

Apparent 'Parmigianapocalypse' Perhaps Not So Apocalyptic

FDA downplays reports of cheese-maker crackdown
Jun 11, 2014 11:16 am

In a statement issued late Tuesday, the FDA emphatically denied taking any official policy against the centuries-old practice of aging cheese on wooden shelves. However, the agency also stated that it remained concerned about the safety of the practice.

Psy, Snoop Dogg And Riding The Seoul Train: 3 Korean Food References In 'Hangover'

The new 'Gangnam Style' teaches us jajangmyeon
Jun 9, 2014 11:30 am

Remember Korean pop star Psy? You know, of “Gangnam Style” — that song that has been played over two billion times on YouTube? Well, dude is back with a new song that was released during last night’s NBA Finals edition of Jimmy Kimmel Live. It’s a real banger, and stars Snoop Dogg who plays the role of Psy’s student. The lesson? How to drink and eat Korean style.

Everybody's A Critic (And Now, Everybody Can Be Treated Like One)

Restaurants are sharing intel on regular diners
Jun 4, 2014 2:01 pm

An Australian report this week highlights the various ways in which restaurants are using modern technology to spy—er, collect and share intelligence—on their customers. It’s a kind of surveillance formerly reserved for professional dining critics. Yelpers, beware.

The Rooster Crows Again: Sriracha Standoff Ends In Time For Chile-Grinding Season

Future of the hip hot sauce looks bright again
May 29, 2014 12:14 pm
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California officials unanimously dismissed a lawsuit and public nuisance declaration against the manufacturer, following negotiations over how the company planned to address residents' complaints about noxious fumes at the factory.

Good Margaritas! Tacos Without Lemon! Rejoice, The Limepocalypse Is Over!

Prices are finally dropping on Mexican citrus
May 21, 2014 9:00 am

Good news for fans of iconic Mexican drinks, guacamole and spicy laap salads: the end of the “limepocalypse” — as we know it — appears to be upon us. Yes! Now, to celebrate, it's time to make some food with limes!

 

Comedian To Jet Ski The Length Of The Mississippi River To Fight Hunger In Africa

Kurt Braunohler, Heifer International and goats
May 20, 2014 4:00 pm

Heifer International lays it out pretty clearly: Give them $1 and they will provide precisely one goat and two chickens to a needy family in Africa. Provide $2 and…do the math. If it isn’t obvious, the aid is naturally renewable, which is a great thing. Comedian Kurt Braunohler supports Heifer, but not simply by stuffing a few Benjamins into an envelope and throwing a stamp on it. He’s hitting the high seas with a high-concept fundraising campaign that will have him jet ski the length of the Mississippi River.

Somebody Is Listening! Pho, Poutine And Turducken Added To The Dictionary.

Hey Cronut, better luck next year
May 20, 2014 10:00 am

We love pho here at Food Republic. We’re now proud to say that it’s an officially recognized word in the English language. So is poutine, the common Canadian dish that consists of French fries topped with gravy and cheese curds. Pass the turducken and there you have this year’s trio of food-related additions. Read on.

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