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Why Millennials Are Blamed for Killing Casual Dining

You know that whole DIY, artisanal, indie, and hyper-local vibe beloved by people under 30? It’s hurting the big guys (cue tiny violin), those restaurants where you can order the

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What’s the Deal with Detox Water and Other ‘Smart’ Waters?

Water is water, right? Au contraire, my friend. If the disaster of toxic levels of lead and iron in the water in Flint, Michigan, has taught us anything, it’s that

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Eat Your Art Out at These Museums

Swimming in a sea of rainbow sprinkles is not just the stuff sweet dreams are made of — unless you’ve dreamed about the Museum of Ice Cream. This palatable pop-up

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It’s Crazy How Fast These Frozen Desserts Caught On

Ice cream is never boring, even when we’re scooping vanilla — the world’s most popular flavor by a landslide. But we’ve swirled wayyy past vanilla with our crazy concoctions of

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Why Israeli Food is So Hot Right Now

Israeli food is having a moment, beyond hummus dips and falafel fast food. It’s the dinner you aspire to have.

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Your Guide to the Restaurant Tipping Debate

Tipping is optional, but opponents of this deeply embedded American practice say it shouldn’t be. Some of the country’s top restaurateurs are exploring new tipping and payment structures to make

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Chrismukkah: Yet Another Merger

This time of year, it’s not uncommon to see a Christmas tree decorated with the star of David and dreidels, perched next to a table where a menorah flickers in

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Save Space by Making Cookware Part of Your Decor

You know how hanging copper pots over your kitchen island is just the coolest? This concept is like that. Except some of us don’t have a kitchen large enough for

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The Dim Sum Cart Goes Bistro

Since rolling into American Chinese restaurants in the 1970s, pushcarts loaded with little dishes have become synonymous with Hong Kong–style dim sum. But at State Bird Provisions in San Francisco,

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The Ever-Morphing Banh Mi

The first time I had banh mi was in a California strip mall, in a shop between a burrito joint that smelled like dirty steam and a secondhand porno store

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Hot Trend: Inventive Mole

Mexican mole is a rich sauce with complex flavors, served with meats or enchiladas. Oaxaca and Puebla are Mexico’s centers of mole, but the sauce is now common in restaurants

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