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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
seal meat
seal meat

Eating Seal Meat Is a Vital Part of Life in My Community

Many people opposed to seal hunting don't understand that kids in indigenous communities are hungry, and it's painful to see that. It's ridiculous that other cultures are welcome to survive off of our natural resources, but we're not.
Tanya Tagaq
6.28.17
free stuff
free stuff

Restaurateur Offers Free Steak Dinner to Battered United Airlines Passenger

Jeff Ruby’s steakhouses have consistently been highly rated, so the meal will likely be way better than whatever Dr. Dao is getting in the hospital.
Jelisa Castrodale
4.12.17
children
children

Business Is Booming for Restaurant that Banned Young Children

Leave your toddlers and their iPads at home.
Gillie Houston
4.4.17