NYC’s Major Food Group Opens Two Brand New Restaurants in Tel Aviv

New York City’s Major Food Group just stealthily expanded its international restaurant portfolio. This week, MFG landlord Aby Rosen opened a luxury hotel in Tel Aviv, and as it turns out, MFG partners Jeff Zalaznick, Rich Torrisi, and Mario Carbone are handling the restaurants, Forbes reports. The company responsible for the Grill, Carbone, and other […]

Papa John’s Founder Launches Site to Fight Board That Ousted Him

The embattled founder of Papa John’s pizza still believes he alone can save the ailing chain — though it’s his behavior that has resulted in the company’s diminishing sales and troubled reputation. This week, John Schnatter — who is banned from his company following the use of inappropriate language and allegations of sexual misconduct — […]

National Dog Day August 26th

As pet parents, we know that every day offers us an opportunity to show our furry family members that our fondness for them is far from mere puppy love…it’s dogged devotion! However, one day in particular has been set aside to give all Rovers the recognition they so deserve. Established in 2004 by pet and […]

Why Filipino Food Shouldn’t Be Considered a Trend

My colleague Francesca Manto doesn’t want anyone to talk about — or even think about — a culture’s food as a trend. Manto is Filipino-American, and in recent years she’s seen an outpour of trend pieces touting Filipino food as the next-big-thing, and has dealt with people asking her a variation of the following question […]

Watch: How Chicken Adobo Unites the 7,000+ Philippine Islands

Amy Besa and Romy Dorotan are veteran restaurant owners and masters of putting Filipino food on the map. They opened their first restaurant, Cendrillon, in 1995, and it reigned in Manhattan’s Soho until 2009. Originally marketed as a Pan-Asian restaurant, it allowed the duo to begin introducing Filipino dishes at a time when, Besa states, […]

Locol Closes Last Locations in San Jose and Watts

Locol, an ambitious answer to corporate fast food from celebrity chefs Roy Choi and Daniel Patterson, has closed its last two retail locations, Locol’s Watts flagship and its San Jose outpost within a Whole Foods market. The development follows the June closure of Locol’s West Oakland location. Despite the news, Locol’s business remains intact, Choi […]

Hawaiian Comfort Food Heads to Salesforce Courtesy of Michael Mina and Star Chefs From Honolulu

Chef Michael Mina continues his increasing domination of the downtown dining scene, with the announcement of the concept at his long-anticipated restaurant in the Salesforce East building at 350 Mission. Called Trailblazer Tavern, it’s the led by Hawaiian chefs Michelle Karr-Ueoka and Wade Ueoka of Honolulu’s MW Restaurant, also partners in Mina’s Honolulu restaurant the […]

Mindy Kaling’s Fruit PJs Made Sleep Wear Fashionable

We talk about fruit a lot at Eater, whether it’s served as dessert at one of LA’s buzziest restaurants, actually made of foie gras, or represented on wallpaper like these pineapples at Detroit’s Lady of the House and these figs at Che Fico in San Francisco. But putting fruit on clothing always felt a little […]

Roy Choi Closes Locol in Watts, Moves to Catering Only Instead

Chefs Roy Choi and Daniel Patterson have officially pulled the plug on Locol in Watts, at least in its current iteration. The forward-thinking duo designed the South LA restaurant to be a direct competition to unhealthy fast food chains, but so far have struggled to find a way for the restaurant to flourish. In a […]