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Roy Choi And Daniel Patterson Speak To Questlove About Their Fast-Food Venture

Talking 99-cent “healthy” burgers and nuggets
May 14, 2015 10:00 am

After launching a successful IndieGogo fundraising campaign, a power quartet consisting of food-truck entrepreneur Roy Choi, Coi chef Daniel Patterson, Noma chef René Redzepi, and Tartine’s Chad Robertson are gearing up to launch their fast-food concept, Loco’l, in L.A. and San Francisco this summer. Unlike a typical fast-food chain, Loco’l aims to emphasize quality ingredients and health — but in a sneaky way, to better reach people who prioritize taste and convenience. They recently sat down with Questlove to give the full scoop.

“Spirited Republic” Tells The Story Of Alcohol in America at The National Archives

Civics can be fun when there’s booze involved
May 8, 2015 11:00 am

D.C. bar owner and spirits expert Derek Brown can now proudly brag that he is the official chief spirits advisor for the National Archives. At a yearlong exhibit and speaker series, he’ll be dropping some serious booze knowledge.

Yelp Might Be Sold. What Does This Mean For User-Generated Restaurant Reviews?

Review site is making big waves again
May 8, 2015 9:00 am

Andrew Zimmern once called it “a forum for uninformed morons.” But the forum is also raking in visitors — over 140 million of them each month, to be exact. The Wall Street Journal reports that Yelp is working with investment bankers and has been in touch with potential buyers in recent weeks. The San Francisco-based company is valued at almost $3 billion and could fetch more than $3.5 billion in a sale. But what does this all mean?

Pure Sugar Reduces Stress, Paper-Bag Lunch Art Being Criticized

Some cool stories from the day in food news
Apr 30, 2015 3:30 pm

Welcome to the afternoon roundup! If it happened in food today, it’s news to us. Here are a few stories that have caught our attention.

There Is Now A Gastropub At Lambeau Field

Eighty beer taps planned for massive stadium bar
Apr 29, 2015 12:30 pm

Normally when you think about Wisconsin beers, big names like Miller and Old Milwaukee come to mind. The proud cheesehead fans of the Green Bay Packers are working-class folk, so you’d think that they would carry these megabreweries’ products in their lunch pails and tailgate coolers. But in a surprising development, the Packers have announced a new addition to the drinking options at iconic Lambeau Field: a genuine gastropub.

A National Cornbread Cook-Off All-Star Champion Has Been Crowned

A winner in a prestigious tournament of champions
Apr 28, 2015 11:00 am

Cornbread and cast iron go together like grits and gravy. But who is the pone queen? The annual National Cornbread Cook-Off settles the score.

Small Kentucky Distillery Destroyed in Explosion

A reminder that fire + alcohol = bad news
Apr 27, 2015 1:30 pm

Making moonshine is a dangerous business, even when done aboveboard. Silver Trail Distillery in Hardin, Kentucky, was utterly destroyed and two employees seriously injured in an explosion and fire last week.

Salted Brownie Beer, Cheese Alters History, Grain-To-Bottle Whiskey

Some cool stories from the day in food news
Apr 16, 2015 3:30 pm

Welcome to the afternoon roundup! If it happened in food today, it’s news to us. Here are a few stories that have caught our attention.

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