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New Leave Law Making Restaurateurs Sick

San Francisco is the first U.S. city to be required to offer sick leave to restaurant employees, by a law that goes into effect this week. Get ready for prices to rise. READ MORE

36 Sublime Hours in Newfoundland

First of all, it’s pronounced “New-fund-LAND.” The standard mnemonic offered by locals is, “You must underSTAND we’re in NewfoundLAND!” One cannot overstate the importance of not merely stressing that last syllable, but of more or less clobbering it. READ MORE

Send in the Clones (Stealthily)

Proving itself as big-biz-friendly as ever, the FDA has announced that it has no plans to require special labels on the cloned-animal products that it is expected to approve within the next year. READ MORE

You Say Syrah

Paul Blow

Australia says Shiraz. But New Zealand? It's Syrah. READ MORE

Beyond Ketchup and Mustard

Our favorite condiments for your spreading, dipping, and dribbling pleasure. READ MORE

The Finer Points of Dining, Brought to You by the Melting Pot

The News & Observer reports that chain restaurants are putting more ducats into training their waitstaff up to fine dining(esque) levels of excellence. READ MORE

CHOW’s “Top Chef” Round Table

CHOW editors and "Top Chef" fanatics look back on the second season. READ MORE

Starbucks: Left Bitter

Consumer Reports tries fast-food coffee and comes up with a startling conclusion: The newly beefed-up brew from McDonald’s is better than Starbucks’s pricey house slop. READ MORE

Gregoire in Piedmont Is the Best Deal in Town

If you’re seeking cuisine featuring grass-fed meat, organic produce, and sustainable fish and poultry, Gregoire is the best deal in town, says Morton the Mousse. READ MORE

Ariana – Glorious Grilled Lamb in Hell’s Kitchen

Lamb, beautifully seasoned and broiled over charcoal, is a smart order at Ariana, the best of the Afghan places in Hell’s Kitchen. READ MORE