Thomas Carter Steps Away from Restaurants, Including Estela

Thomas Carter is taking a break from running his restaurants following allegations that he instilled a “culture of fear.” The restaurateur — a co-owner of Matter House, the group behind hip spots like Estela and Flora Bar — released a new statement following Eater’s investigation on the restaurants, saying that he will step away from […]

Death reports make the opioid crisis personal for doctors

A new study found that telling doctors whether a patient died of a prescription opioid overdose led to a modest decrease in their prescriptions. (Rich Pedroncelli/AP) by Carolyn Y. Johnson August 9 at 2:00 PM Email the author The form letters from the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office were supportive but grim. “This is […]

Watch: How Does a $100 Blender Stack Up Against a $600 Version?

Before the KitchenAid stand mixer had its time, a blender was the one constant on a home kitchen’s countertop. Your average blender has been used to make everything from milkshakes and soups, to salad dressings, smoothies, hummus, and plenty others; which is why it’s among the personal favorites for Kitchen Gadgets host Esther Choi — […]

Conservatives Owning Liberals With Food

In 2018, plastic straws went from being banal beverage accessories, barely an afterthought for many people, to the subject of almost daily headlines. Once they’re discarded after a single use, plastic straws take on a second, immortal life as pollution in the oceans. Bowing to pressure from environmentalists, corporate giants are phasing out the skinny […]

Restaurant Trend: Cocktail Bars Attached to Tasting Menus

The bar at Eleven Madison Park is humming on a Wednesday night as the sun fades behind the skyscrapers of lower Manhattan and commuters dart across Madison Avenue on their way to the subway. The eight bar stools are all occupied, as are most of the low tables. The lounge feels like a subdued speakeasy, […]

Starbucks Is Angling for the Wellness Crowd With a New Line of Kombucha

Plus, Queer Eye merchandise is coming, and more food news Starbucks is wading into the fermented-tea waters. The Seattle-based coffee giant has announced its own line of kombucha, offering six flavors under the Evolution Fresh label. The bottled beverages, available at grocery stores and markets, will initially launch in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, […]