Restaurant

personal essay

The Old Country Buffet Was My Immigrant Father's American Dream

He saw the abundance of the Old Country Buffet as a symbol of his success, proof that he had transcended his old identity as a poor immigrant.
Elisabeth Sherman
8.30.18
Organic

Any Restaurant Can Call Itself 'Organic' and Get Away with It

As long as they're making a "reasonable" effort.
Hannah Keyser
8.14.18
WTF

Chicago Bar Jokes About Banning MAGA Hats, Whiny Internet Outrage Ensues

The owner later clarified MAGA hats would be allowed in "with extreme vetting."
Jelisa Castrodale
6.26.18
crime

Diner Said His Restaurant Receipt Instructed Cook to Spit on His Burger

The secret sauce nobody asked for.
Jelisa Castrodale
6.19.18
Wow, OK

Anthony Scaramucci's Restaurant Is Hosting a Meet and Greet for Sugar Daddies and "Stunning Women"

The Mooch is keeping busy eight months after his action-packed, ten-day tenure as White House Communications Director.
Jelisa Castrodale
4.17.18
Restaurants

REJOICE: You May Never Have to Scribble Your Signature on a Stupid Receipt Again

Great news for AmEx, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa users who also dine at restaurants.
Mayukh Sen
3.28.18
Q&A

'Grandma Cooking' Is the Inspiration for Rose Previte's Middle Eastern Restaurant

"In Maydān, we’re creating a space for expats and exiles to feel safe," the Lebanese-American restaurateur says.
Mayukh Sen
3.23.18
Recipe

Spaghetti with Cabbage and Truffle Oil

By making it rain truffle oil and Parmesan, you'll even impress your snotty friends.
Margot Henderson
3.1.18
NRA

A Beloved Brooklyn Restaurant Is Hosting an NRA Fundraising Event, and Politicians Aren't Happy

Gargiulo's insists the event was planned since well before the Parkland massacre.
Mayukh Sen
2.28.18
Restaurant Confessionals

As a Chef, I Wish Yelp Didn't Exist

A chef and restaurateur shares why reading online reviews is a maddening experience for many food industry professionals. Just remember, fine dining isn't a fucking community swimming pool.
Anonymous
2.26.18
etiquette

Restaurant Customers Should Be Forced to Work in the Service Industry

That's really great that you've toured the gustatory delights of Rome, but this is my restaurant and I'm going to serve food my way. And yelling at me isn't helping anything, either.
Anonymous
1.28.18
Los Angeles

Chef's Night Out: Night + Market Song

We hit the streets of Los Angeles with Kris Yenbamroong of Night +Market Song, getting blitzed on mezcal at Bar Amá, slurping nature’s aphrodisiac at L&E Oyster Bar, and dive-bombing Cheetahs’ stage with bills
Kris Yenbamroong
1.21.18