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These Burgeoning Supermarkets Are a Mirror of Immigrant New York

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In a time when traditional supermarkets are on the wane, massive so-called ethnic stores like the Asian-focused H Mart and the eclectic Food Bazaar are on a tear, opening new branches around the city and the country (often in the vacant shells of defunct conventional grocery stores). These aren’t the …

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New Yorkers, Better Start Preparing Now for ‘At Least’ 50 More Taco Bell Locations

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Do you belong to the niche school of thought that holds that fast-food chains are vastly underrepresented in New York City? Great news: Your imperfect municipal area is about to get a bonkers number of new Taco Bells. The chain today announced plans to blanket the city in “at …

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Trump’s Miami-Area Hotel Wants You to ‘Relieve Post-Hurricane Stress’ at Its Restaurant

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A good businessmen sees opportunities to cash in in everything, especially natural disasters exacerbated by climate change. Like, Hurricane Irma, which wreaked havoc in Florida and the Caribbean, and is being called the most powerful storm to form in the Atlantic in a decade. On Barbuda, where 95 percent …

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McDonald’s Will Put Watered-down Juice Boxes in Happy Meals So They’re Healthier

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McDonald’s has a new trick to make Happy Meals better for kids, and it involves eliminating those incredibly unwholesome … 100 percent juice boxes. It’s not as crazy as it sounds, only maybe halfway: Like most past tricks to promote healthier eating under the Golden Arches, the chain is …

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This Pizza Start-up Created a Cryptocurrency That Pays Workers for the Company’s Success

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Since the dawn of burger-flipping, the same riddle has plagued restaurateurs — why should the company’s long-term prospects matter to workers who are paid hourly? Even the best answers have big detractors; just this week, Mario Batali said it’s “odd” to think raising wages is a solution. But a …

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Olive Garden Sold Americans 22,000 Pasta Passes in Less Than a Second

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Yesterday was the day Olive Garden executives await all year with bated breath — Never Ending Pasta Pass day — because for one magical but all-too-brief minute, half the internet is interested in their food. At precisely 2 p.m., the chain released the annual Pasta Pass, now in its …

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Investigating Shake Shack’s Latest Collaboration, the Fergus Henderson Eel Burger

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Today, two of the biggest names in meat join forces: Shake Shack and Fergus Henderson, the offal-obsessed brain behind England’s St. John and other restaurants. He’s the latest chef to pop by the burger chain’s original Madison Square Park location for a collaborative stunt burger, one of the ultimate …

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Actress Aya Cash Eats French-Toast Sticks and Taco Bell on Set

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Aya Cash films You’re the Worst in Los Angeles, but she considers New York her home. “I learned to like L.A. by eating my way through Jonathan Gold’s recommendations — from Jitlada to Jon & Vinny’s,” she says. This week, she bounced back and forth between L.A. and …

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Mario Batali Isn’t a Fan of Raising the Minimum Wage

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At a New York tech conference yesterday, Molto Mario shared some interesting thoughts on how he feels about the rise of the $15 living wage. To put it succinctly, he’s anti-: He said during a panel at Recode’s Code Commerce that support for raising the minimum wage …

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Climate Change Is Making Plants Less Nutritious

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Humanity’s food system is under siege by climate change: Coffee and wheat are threatened, droughts could pose a disaster for arable land, and as temperatures rise, agriculture will have to shift north, where the soil quality is much poorer and limits yields. If this sounds like enough agricultural …

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Jessica Biel’s ‘SoHo House for Kids’ Accused of Stealing $430,000 in Tips

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Workers at Au Fudge — Jessica Biel’s kid-friendly West Hollywood restaurant where elites can park children in front of food while they go enjoy a $14 “MILF” cocktail — are suing the restaurant for a variety of labor violations, the worst of which is allegedly $430,000 worth …

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Nestlé Buys Majority Stake in Blue Bottle

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Today, Nestlé announced that it has bought a 68 percent stake in third-wave café and roaster Blue Bottle. The purchase, reported by the Financial Times to be $500 million, values the company in excess of $700 million. Blue Bottle has followed fellow gourmet-coffee makers Stumptown and Intelligentsia, …

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GrubHub Has Never Been a Food-Delivery Company, Executive Swears

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GrubHub is currently being sued for its practice of calling its delivery people “independent contractors.” The consequences of the trial, which began last week, could be big — and not for the food-ordering platform alone, but for all companies that rely on the gig economy (Uber, Lyft, Postmates, …

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LaCroix Won’t Say What It’s Putting in Your Sparkling Water

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When you crush a pamplemousse LaCroix, the company provides an extensive list of what’s not going into your body: There’s no sugar or calories of any kind, no sodium, no artificial ingredients, no GMOs, no phosphoric acid, nothing containing gluten, and no animal products. But you’re in the dark …

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14 New Cocktails to Help You Accept That Summer Is Ending

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It’s always a good time to drink in New York, but it’s particularly good these days. Cocktail culture has spread so that all restaurants of a certain stripe offer interesting original drinks, while loosening its collar and relaxing a bit in recent years. With fall around the corner, many of …

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