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One Of The Fanciest Restaurants In America Has Been Stealing Tips

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. » 7/02/15 5:10pm 7/02/15 5:10pm

Chipotle Unveils What Exactly is in Their Guacamole

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… » 5/03/15 7:15pm 5/03/15 7:15pm

Airport Bars and Restaurants I Have Loved

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.
» 4/22/15 12:10pm 4/22/15 12:10pm

​Restaurants in Saudi Arabia Are Illegally Banning Single Women

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. » 11/25/14 6:50pm 11/25/14 6:50pm

Waitress-Groping Finance Bro Doesn't Think Grabbing Ass Is a Big Deal

Yesterday, Kitchenette reported on a glorious Facebook rant by Laura Ramadei, an NYC-based server and bartender who claims she was groped by a customer/hedge-funder named Brian Lederman. Lederman has since responded, saying he never touched Ramadei inappropriately, but — he brags — he has grabbed plenty of other… » 9/17/14 2:00pm 9/17/14 2:00pm

Guy Fieri's New Menu Offers a 52-oz Bloody Mary Garnished with Sausage

It appears that Guy Fieri, Clown Prince of Flavortown, is in the breakfast game now, and he's taken to it like a duck wearing backwards sunglasses riding a skateboard through a lake of flames. The menu at Guy Fieri's Vegas Kitchen & Grill includes "Dragon's Breath Chili Cornbread Benedict," "Chicken Fried Bacon… » 8/01/14 8:30pm 8/01/14 8:30pm

Women Don't Need Restaurants for Women, Just Give Us the Goddamn Steak

Yo, Ladies™! Huddle up. Grab a backwards chair. (Now turn it around and sit on it RIGHT, YOU SHAMELESS HUSSIES. Ladies™ don't straddle.) It's time for some serious LadyTalk™. If you're a Lady™, like me, you've definitely run into this problem: It's dinnertime. You're starving. You haven't eaten since your morning cup… » 5/09/14 2:50pm 5/09/14 2:50pm

Maybe Don't Bring Your Baby to 3-Star Restaurant

Over the weekend, a couple brought their eight month old child to Alinea, a Chicago restaurant headed by Chef Grant Achatz that has 3 Michelin stars. Alinea is considered one of the best restaurants in the country/world, and is heralded for its complex prix fixe tasting menu that runs over $200 and is purchased with… » 1/14/14 11:20am 1/14/14 11:20am