Restaurants

Design

The Rise of the Non-Sucky Restaurant Website

Arty logos, high-end photography, and so much pastel—restaurant websites have really glowed up lately.
Phoebe Hurst
2.5.19
Hospitality

New Website Will Help Hospitality Staff Speak Out Against Abuse

Hospitality Speaks will give chefs, waitstaff, and bartenders a platform to anonymously publish their experiences online.
Ruby Lott-Lavigna
1.31.19
Restaurants

My Terminal Cancer Diagnosis Won’t Stop Me from Running My Restaurant

Three years after opening my dream restaurant, I was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer. I was 29 years old.
Saima Thompson
1.31.19
Restaurants

Why Are High Street Restaurants Masquerading as Virtual Takeaways?

Casual dining chains including Frankie and Benny’s and Las Iguanas have begun selling dishes under different brand names on Deliveroo. Consumers, however, often have no idea.
Ruby Lott-Lavigna
1.23.19
longreads

This Fresh Batch of New York Bakers Is Making Bread Interesting Again

"It’s funny, when people meet me, they’re like, ‘Wait, you’re not what I expected.’"
Diana Hubbell
1.15.19
Food delivery

Apparently the Secret to Better Take-Out Service Is... Shelves?

Yeah, like, the things you put stuff on.
Jelisa Castrodale
1.10.19
FRANCE

Naked Restaurant Closes Because No One Wants to Eat Naked in Public

Turns out that tourists aren't jazzed to pay up for an experience that's better on the couch at home.
Jelisa Castrodale
1.9.19
Chicago

Behind the Scenes at the World's Most Metal Cassoulet Party

The five-day, trans-Atlantic feast hosted at Chicago's Publican Quality Meats has been going annually for six years now.
Ximena N. Larkin
1.3.19
WTF

Restaurant Owner Says Photos of Opossums Running Around the Kitchen Are No Big Deal

My Noodle & Bar’s owner acknowledged that there had been an opossum in his restaurant, but said that it was “like three months ago.”
Jelisa Castrodale
12.7.18
food writing

Ligaya Mishan Is a Different Kind of Food Critic

Even beyond her New York Times column that focuses on immigrant foods, Mishan has emerged as an activist voice for Asian-Americans.
Mitchell Kuga
12.4.18
food history

This Chef Is Making Civil War-Era Cuisine to Uncover American Food’s Real Roots

"Our history is carnage. A lot of that can be seen in the food. It’s food as carnage.”
Hillary Eaton
11.28.18
Restaurants

I Ate Alone in Public to See If it Could Cure My Perpetual Loneliness

Nothing like listening to the joyful conversation of strangers as you stare lifelessly at a plate of spaghetti.
Ruby Lott-Lavigna
11.23.18
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