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How Restaurants Help, and Empower, Their Employees to Vote “If I want people to vote, I have to enable them to vote.”
Is America’s Greatest Ham Tradition Doomed? Bad news out of the “ham capital of the world” is evidence of an industry that might be in trouble.
The Chain Gang
Here Are the Changes Chipotle Will Make to Its Food The chain still isn’t quite sure what’s making its customers sick.
A Noma Chef Will Try to Fix America’s School-Lunch Problems Daniel Giusti calls his plan a “huge undertaking and a risky undertaking.”
Seven Small Towns That Are Inundated With Michelin Stars Places like Colmar and Knokke-Heist may not be on your culinary radar, but they probably should be.
Hundreds of Libyans Sickened, 51 Dead From Black-Market Booze Another 300 people suffered injuries such as blindness as a result of consuming homemade liquor containing methanol.
Ramen Shop Is About to Get Even Busier They just landed in the NYT Style magazine.
S.F.’s Gay Sports Bar Hi Tops Lands in Sports Illustrated’s The magazine sent a writer and photographer to cover the scene at the bar during the NFC Championship.
Restaurants Fight Back Over Credit-Card Fees They either want the fees lowered, or they may start passing them along as line items on your bill.
Study: Half the World’s Food Gets Thrown Away It’s partly because we insist on our produce looking pretty.
The Chain Gang
Income Disparity Between Fast-Food Workers and Executives Keeps Growing Employees aren’t making more money, even as fast-food chains post record profits.
Japan’s Massive Tsukiji Fish Market to Close Next Year, Relocate in 2014 It’s the largest wholesale fish market in the world and, some say, the heart and soul of Tokyo.
Farewell Cream Filling
Hostess Definitely Probably Still Dead Mediation failed once again, and they’re back in bankruptcy court dealing with liquidation.
Farewell Cream Filling
False Alarm?: Hostess and Union Back at the Bargaining Table There’s still a small chance that the company will be saved, at the urging of a federal judge.
McDonald’s, Burger King, and Wendy’s Struggling — Here’s Is this just a blip, or is America finally learning to eat a little better?
Yelp Shames a Handful of Businesses That Tried to Game the System The company has launched a new crackdown on Craigslist solicitations of Yelp Elite members.
Bittman Wonders: Is There a Middle Ground Between Organic and Conventional Mark Bittman travels to California’s Central Valley to survey the state of the modern farm.
Get Little Star, Ike’s Delivered by New Web Service Caviar Caviar curates sought-after restaurants that don’t usually deliver, and charges a $10 delivery fee.
Mourad Lahlou Named State Chef in Ceremony Led By Hillary Clinton It’s called the Culinary Diplomatic Partnership and it formalizes the role that’s already been played by the James Beard Foundation in suggesting chefs to cook for state events.
Yep, Yelp Reviews Matter A new study says good Yelp reviews help a restaurant’s nightly bookings, but this contradicts an earlier study that suggests only a small percentage of people pay attention to online reviews.
Investigative Group Finds Multiple Incidents of Imposter Fish at Restaurants A nonprofit group called Oceana has just taken samples from 30 Bay Area restaurants in order to show whether they’re serving what they say they’re serving.
Let's Make a Deal
Groupon Investors Lose Faith, Bail Quickly Its stock price is now about a quarter of its IPO value.
Maybe Yelp Isn’t So Powerful After All? According to a new study, only a small percentage of people are really influenced by online reviews in dining decisions.
Let Them Eat Foie
Now That Foie Gras Is Illegal, Here’s What California Chefs Are Still Chefs like Hubert Keller and Thomas Keller are finding equally expensive ingredients to tout on menus.
‘Mad’ Cow Was Ten Years Old, From Tulare County First off, the cow didn’t get sick from contaminated feed.
Burger King Will Go Humane … In Half a Decade Eric Schlosser and Michael Pollan should be pretty proud of themselves.
America Finally Getting Bored With Chicken Breast, Loading Up on Dark Meat Poultry producers are facing shortages of thighs owing to unexpectedly high demand.
Back of the House
The Food Network Tried to Make Tanya Holland ‘Sassy’; She Refused “I was in the soul kitchen, so they wanted me to act sassy. I’m from suburbia, I’m educated…”
Money Money Money
Everybody’s Buying Yelp Stock Today The company’s IPO is going swimmingly, but will they ever actually turn a profit?
Sizzler Stakes Its Comeback Prayers on the Bay Area They have new locations planned in Milpitas, Pleasanton, Livermore, and elsewhere.
Yelp About to Go Public The citizen-review site just revealed what they think they’re worth: $840 million.
Republicans Name New Key Voting Demographic: Waitress Moms Timber the Waitress might just be the new Joe the Plumber.
As Its Share Price Tumbles, OpenTable Loses Top Executive Jeff Jordan, the former CEO who took the company public, is resigning from his role as executive chairman.
The Rich Still Dining Out; the 99 Percent, Not So Much Fine dining booms while the rest of the restaurant industry suffers. Load More