The interior of a Cheesecake Factory looks a lot like the dishes and cakes they serve: enormous and over-the-top, filled with different, rich textures and colors. There might be what looks like a Rococo painting on the ceiling, but then the columns that flank our table seem straight from ancient Egypt. And the…
For people who live to eat, this is a golden age. Food documentaries, where every last oyster is lovingly and tenderly plated in slow motion, abound. There are hundreds of shows—competition-based, conversational, and educational—devoted to the topic. BuzzFeed’s Tasty exists.
Mark Simmons, an alum of Top Chef, now owns and serves as chef for the posh New York restaurant, Kiwiana. And in light of Donald Trump’s frightening Muslim travel ban, he has found a creative means of making a political statement that his patrons cannot ignore.
Ikea has recently unveiled plans for The Dining Club, a restaurant in Shoreditch, London where diners can, under the supervision of a chef, cook dinner for a large party of friends. What’s next? A warehouse style furniture store where you’re forced to spend the entire day walking around and fighting with your…
Leslie has worn many uniforms during her time in the restaurant industry. There have been “bikini top Mondays,” sexy Santa dress-ups with short velveteen skirts during the holidays, low-cut shirts, crop-tops that all-but-required sculpted and tanned abs, impossibly short shorts. Today, she goes back and forth between…
As any former British colonial subject will tell you, involuntarily sharing your homeland and being—sometimes violently—forced to submit to a culture that regards your own as barbaric inspires so many pleasant memories! This must be the reason that a British colonialism-themed restaurant has just opened in Portland,…
I cannot recall ever watching a single episode of 7th Heaven in its entirety, although the show ran for 11 seasons. What do I know about Jessica Biel?
A couple days back, Complex published an interview with Allen Iverson, which you should most definitely read, if you want. In it, there were lots of good tidbits, but perhaps the primo tidbit came when Iverson swore his allegiance to T.G.I. Friday’s, which is something (erroneously!) attributed to him here and there…
A pair of Waffle House employees in Arkansas were fired for using the restaurant’s kitchen as a personal hair salon. Hmm, health violation?
Uh oh. It seems our our blessed Church of Chipotle has gone astray and lost itself in the mire of legal entanglements. On January 8 the company was issued a lawsuit for apparently concealing “flawed quality controls to investors.”
Japan’s sushi industry is notoriously male-dominated, but a group of intrepid female chefs have begun to combat the sexism preventing women from working in the field. In Tokyo’s Akihabara district you’ll now find a restaurant called Nadeshiko Sushi — and every single employee is female.
You’d think that a restaurant like Per Se, a place featured in rom-coms as being quintessentially fancy, would have the decency to pay its employees a fair wage and not steal its workers’ tips. But the economy’s bad right now and even the most prestigious restaurants have to make ends meet.
Welcome to Grim Yelp Reviews, a new regular feature where we share people’s worst experiences at the worst places. This week: My Dinner with
Chipotle has been having quite a year. The chain restaurant known for making burritos the size of a newborn child has already been the center of hype surrounding a presidential campaign, was the scene of an actress’ deception and just last week announced plans to stop using GMOs. Now, these rapscallions are trying to…
Last week, The Stranger published an argument about tipless restaurants that have begun popping up in Seattle. Writer Dan Savage was against the idea, saying tips are what make waiting tables a “good,” “lucrative” job.
For the better part of the last decade, I’ve been on a plane roughly six to ten times a month. By my rough estimation, that’s about 700 flights, 700 TSA checks, 700 low-coughs to let people know that you walk to the left and stand to the right (c’mon!), and 700 chances to find the best airport bar.
I get it. Your favorite restaurant is Big Chuck's Grilled Meat Wagon, parked between The Noodle Truck and The Taco Truck down at the daily lunchtime curbside bazaar of food trucks. Fine. I, too, love Big Chuck's selection of grilled meats. He's got some quality meats down there on the wagon, no one is denying that.
The owners of a Chinese restaurant just south of San Francisco used surveillance camera footage to prove that someone who wrote a bad review on Yelp was making the whole thing up and both sides are accusing the other of cyberbullying.
Listen. I say the following with a pristine record of support for unhealthful dairy-based coating glops—both as a genre of foodstuffs and in most specific instances—as well as with the firm backing of all available science: Ranch dressing is bad. Bad dressing.
Saudi Arabia's National Society for Human Rights (NSHR) has asked several restaurant owners in the country to take down signs banning single women (women without a husband or male guardian) from their eateries. Apparently restaurant owners felt these women were behaving in an utterly "shocking" manner.