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THE ENVIRONMENT
THE ENVIRONMENT

Plastic Straws Are On Their Way Out

“I can survive not having a straw. I think most people can cut down on single-use plastics like straws,” says the author of California's anti-straw bill.
Lauren Rothman
5.10.18
longreads
longreads

The Weird Science Behind Chain Restaurant Menus

I was a corporate restaurant consultant. Here’s how the sausage gets made.
India Mandelkern
5.2.18
Op-Ed
Op-Ed

The Twisted Reason Why We Love Restaurants that Treat Us Like Crap

It turns out that we're all gluttons for punishment.
Ximena N. Larkin
4.16.18
Restaurants
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
kitchen culture
kitchen culture

How These 5 Restaurateurs Are Establishing a Kitchen Culture That's Safe for Everyone

“Stop mumbling that you can't afford an HR dept. You can afford YOU. That's how you start."
Ivy Knight
3.22.18
Restaurants
Restaurants

This Maine Restaurant Will Only Take Reservations by Snail Mail This Year

The Lost Kitchen received more than 10,000 phone calls requesting reservations in one 24-hour period last year.
Jelisa Castrodale
3.15.18
date night
date night

How to Have a Hot Dinner Date with Yourself

Why go through the experience of an awkward first date, worrying about whether or not your suitor might be a serial killer when you can date yourself? Who says you can't have a romantic meal all alone?
Alison Stevenson
2.11.18
spongebob squarepants
spongebob squarepants

Nickelodeon Forbids Man from Naming Restaurant 'Krusty Krab'

Viacom says that yOu cAn'T juSt Go aRouNd oPeNiNg 'SpoNgeBoB SquArepAnts' rEstAuraNts.
Mayukh Sen
2.7.18
Gender
Gender

This Afghan Cafe Was Forced to Ban Men. Now, It May Have to Close.

Political pressure forced the nearly three-year-old Bamiyan Women's Café to ban unaccompanied men. The staff is not optimistic about what that means for the cafe's future.
Maija Liuhto
2.1.18
Restaurant Confessionals
Restaurant Confessionals

How to Break Up a Fight in a Restaurant Kitchen

The tension between them slowly built up day after day. Working alongside them was the equivalent of living in the ‘hood when two rival gangs were at war, you could almost cut the tension in the kitchen with a knife.
Anonymous
1.21.18
applebee's
applebee's

Applebee's Is Getting Absolutely Dragged in This Reddit Thread

Bees in mashed potatoes. Men in bucket hats doing karaoke. The allegations are horrific.
Mayukh Sen
1.18.18
Restaurant Confessionals
Restaurant Confessionals

What It's Like to Get Sued by a Waiter

I know it’s just fucking money, but he sued us for so much and we had so many expenses opening a second restaurant. We’re still paying him off in installments.
Anonymous
1.1.18