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veganism
veganism

Are Scallops Actually Vegan?

When it comes to bivalves, the line between plant and animal is unclear.
Melissa Kravitz
4.5.18
Ice Cream
Ice Cream

Sweet Jesus Ice Cream Shop Says It Won't Be Changing Its 'Blasphemous' Name

Some complaints from conservative Christians allege that the shop tops each Commandment-defying cone with a dash of Satanism.
Jelisa Castrodale
3.27.18
Ice Cream
Ice Cream

'Red Indian' Ice Cream Flavor Is Not Being Well-Received in 2018

An ice cream parlor in Michigan has been selling cinnamon ice cream under this name for 50 years. But critics now claim the name is racist.
Mayukh Sen
3.26.18
controversy
controversy

Virgin Atlantic Can't Seem to Win in Controversy Over 'Palestinian Couscous'

The airline faces vitriol both for calling its couscous 'Palestinian' and then for changing the name in efforts to appease customers.
Jelisa Castrodale
2.16.18
controversy
controversy

Thousands Sign Petition to Stop Starbucks from Opening in Yosemite

Imagine pondering life's big questions and the vastness of nature between sips of a pumpkin spice latte.
Nick Rose
1.10.18
Op-Ed
Op-Ed

What the Hell Do You Call a Chocolate Chip Cookie Without Chocolate Chips?

A naming odyssey.
Eve Peyser
11.27.17
controversy
controversy

'Asian' Restaurant Changes Name After Charges of Racism and Misogyny

Somehow, they thought "Misohawni" would go over well.
Jelisa Castrodale
11.15.17
Pizza
Pizza

It's Easier To Get Good Pizza In New York Than In Most of Italy

When I moved from Italy to New York in 2011, I thought I'd never find a worthy Neapolitan pizza in the Big Apple. I was wrong.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.20.17
politics
politics

Pro-Trump, Anti-Global Warming Facebook Post Leads to Restaurant's Closure

Cup It Up American Grill in Tucson, Arizona was forced to close just 72 hours after its controversial post went sideways.
Jelisa Castrodale
10.12.17
Starbucks
Starbucks

Did Starbucks Steal the Idea for Its New 'Sushi Burritos'?

The chain has been criticized numerous times in the past for selling trendy food and drink concepts that were allegedly lifted from smaller purveyors.
Alex Swerdloff
8.22.17
controversy
controversy

If You're a Man, You'll Pay 18% More at This Cafe

And the Internet is outraged.
Jelisa Castrodale
8.8.17
controversy
controversy

Only Rich Idiots Eat Lobster Outside of Maine

In Maine, lobster is a way of life. We learn about it in school, friend’s parents are lobstermen, and lobsters were even on goddamn license plates for a few years.
John Martin
7.4.17