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Mario Batali Gives Up All His Restaurants

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 12 days ago

Mr. Batali “will no longer profit from the restaurants in any way, shape or form,” said Tanya Bastianich Manuali, who will head day-to-day operations at a new company, as yet unnamed, created to re...

Street Food Legalized in Los Angeles

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 months ago

At long last, the estimated 10,000 street food vendors in Los Angeles have a pathway to legitimacy. "That means the fight is far from over, but today marks the first time in the city’s history t...

News 12 Westchester 'Food Fight' battle...

by gutreactions 13 days ago

News 12 has been doing a lot more culinary reporting lately. Check out this latest contest: westchester.news12.com Well, the votes are in. What do you think of the finalists?

World-Famous???!!! - Come-on!

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 30 days ago

None of my foodie friends who reside outside of North America have heard of these so called ' World-Famous ' chefs!!... and they include food bloggers, critics and food editors of newspapers from t...

Vietnam summit menus

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 19 days ago

" . . . Trump attended a working lunch with Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, where the menu was Vietnamese and significantly more dedcadent: Course 1: Fresh shredded green mango sal...

'America's 38 Essential Restaurants', according to Eater...

by gutreactions 4 months ago

Well, here we go again. Time for lists and consensus...and controversy. What do you think of Eater's 2018 selections? Been to any?

Hong Kong Lounge II Is in Flames

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

Gas explosion after 1pm today started a fire at Hong Kong Lounge II on Geary and Parker in San Francisco.

Italy's Practically Perfect Food

by DavidT 2 months ago

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The Newsletter on Chowhound site?

by LarryT 2 months ago

I think the Newsletter is great but I can't find it anywhere on Chowhound.com. Am I just lost or is it not on the website? If I'm lost, can you please help me find it? If not, Chowhound please ...

Really LCBO? Norman Hardie on your shelves?!?!?

by Googs 2 months ago

I'm astounded that this crown corporation built on the foundation that average citizens can't control their own urges nor trusted to retail liquor independently  has made a mockery of their entire ...

Fuller's Beer business sold to Asahi

by TroyTempest 2 months ago

From the article. A spokesman for Asahi said the Japanese group was committed to making beer at the Chiswick site, which employs 400 people. “Based on the agreement, we will continue to brew beers...

Jose Andres makes Time's '100 Most Influential' List...

by gutreactions 11 months ago

On a recent trip to D.C. we made sure we had reservations waiting at a Jose Andres restaurant. We like his style, his enthusiasm and, of course, his humanity. This time it was Jaleo, where we linge...

Olga Loizon

by syrup09 2 months ago

Olga Loizon, founder of Olga's restaurant, has died at the age of 92.

Cynthia Nixon orders wrong

by thegforceny 6 months ago

In a media opp for her race for Governor of New York, the candidate orders a controversial bagel.

Ayesha Curry invites the Clemson Tigers

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Ayesha Curry, gracious as always, extended an invite to the Clemson Tigers for her global BBQ restaurant. https://twitter.com/ayeshacurry/status/1085285544261648384

Government shutdown curtails FDA food safety inspections

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

" . . . FDA inspectors are not looking for salmonella in breakfast cereal, E. coli in romaine lettuce, or listeria in ice cream. Companies can still make their own checks, of course, and the FDA is...

The Furlough Cheesecake

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Buy cheesecake to help out the Federal worker owners during the shutdown. https://wjla.com/news/local/furloughed-sisters-cheesecake-business-government-shutdown?fbclid=IwAR1xRuTESPiHU_4ErckvVngH0f...

Bluefin Tuna sells for record $3.1 million at Tokyo auction!

by gutreactions 2 months ago

A prized 397 pound bluefin tuna caught off the northern coast of Japan has been auctioned for a record breaking price of $3.1 million. The buyer owns a popular restaurant chain in Japan. If you do ...

Bay Area Restaurant Noise Levels

by patsully 3 months ago

I thought these stats were particularly interesting: "Some of the loudest: Kin Khao (89) and Nopa (85) in San Francisco, and Mua (85) and Gogi Time (90!) in Oakland." I love Nopa, but it is defi...