GENTRIFICATION

New Orleans

What Eating Crawfish Taught Me About Belonging in New Orleans

New Orleans was a club I desperately wanted to be a member of.
Rajul Punjabi
8.3.18
Beerland

Talking Beer, Bowling, and Gentrification in Pittsburgh

This three decade–old bar has seen some shit over the years.
Munchies Staff
6.12.18
Toronto

Fighting Gentrification with Blood Sausage in Toronto's 'Little Tibet'

“This is my neighborhood. When I first came to Canada, I lived in this neighborhood, so this is my neighborhood.”
Nick Rose
12.6.17
Chicago

Proposed Rally to Save Chicago Taco Bell Spirals Out of Control

The event page started as a joke while its 23-year-old founder was waiting for an egg sandwich to heat up; then, things took a dark turn.
B. David Zarley
8.30.17
NYC

Brooklyn Bar Under Fire for Glorifying ‘Bullet Hole-Ridden’ Wall in Historically Violent Neighborhood

Members of the Crown Heights community are not stoked on what they perceive to be a gross case of insensitive gentrification.
Jelisa Castrodale
7.19.17
san francisco

Brandon Jew's Restaurant Tells the Story of San Francisco's Chinatown

Mister Jiu's is more than just an homage to Jew's Chinese heritage; it's a statement on the changing face of San Francisco's Chinatown.
Brandon Jew
4.27.17
WTF

We Spoke to the Woman Who Built a Massive Sculpture in Honor of Fried Chicken

Could this be KFC’s number one fan?
Daisy Meager
12.11.16
NYC

Meet the Ice Cream Shop That Defines NYC's Chinatown

Even if you’ve never been to Chinatown Ice Cream Factory—or Chinatown at all—you’ve likely eaten ice cream influenced by it. Chinatown may change, but CICF will always remain as the store that started a revolution.
Alex Swerdloff
6.22.16
Pizza

Toronto Says Farewell to The Big Slice, a Pizza Dive Like No Other

A Yonge Street institution for 45 years, The Big Slice served tasty, slimy, and sloppy pies to grateful drunks and the local homeless, among others. This week, however, it closed its doors for good.
Zack Kotzer
6.3.16
London

Gastropubs Are Killing London Darts Culture

A third of central London pubs have either removed their dartboard or closed altogether—something remaining landlords say is down to the “gastrification” of pubs. “It’s been more than decimated. People get more money out of food,” says darts fan Justin...
Luke Slater
6.2.16
Music

A Burger King in San Francisco Is Blasting Classical Music 24/7

Why not just constantly blast the shit out of some classical music in the hopes of deterring would-be loiterers? After all, there couldn’t possibly be a loiterer out there with enough class to stomach the tunes, right?
Alex Swerdloff
5.15.16
New Orleans

Why New Orleans Needs to Protect Its Culinary Culture

Concerned that New Orleans natives aren't getting their fair shake in the city's restaurant industry, chef John Besh has established a scholarship program to help them kick-start their culinary careers and preserve New Orleans' food culture.
Matthew Zuras
4.21.16