Hug Your Hound Day

From observances of such serious subject matter as shelter pet adoption, spay/neuter awareness, pet theft and the plight of puppy mill dogs to celebrations of silliness like National Dress Up Your Pet Day, Plush Animal Lovers Day and If Pets Had Thumbs Day, there are a plethora of dates on the calendar dedicated to our […]

How Will Starbucks Milan Fit Into Italian Coffee Culture?

“Dedicated to Milan, the city that inspired our dreams. Every coffee we served brought us here.” This inscription (translated from Italian) shines bright — literally, it’s backlit — on a wall of Starbucks’ newest location in Milan, Italy, a massive coffee roaster, cafe, and shop, open to the public as of September 7. Those familiar […]

The Oakland Chef Blending Mexican Cuisine With California Influence

Sheldon Simeon knows that a trip to California isn’t complete without a visit to a local farmers market, so he’s stopping by an Oakland market with chef Dominica Rice-Cisneros in this episode of Cooking in America. “My true joy was going to the markets,” says Rice-Cisneros of her time spent in Mexico City. “I wanted […]

Chefs Thomas Keller and Gavin Kaysen Invest in All-Robot Restaurant

Prominent chefs including Thomas Keller and Jérôme Bocuse are investing in an all-robotic restaurant that is planning to expand along the East Coast in the coming year. The chefs join Daniel Boulud as investors in Boston restaurant Spyce, which boasts an automated kitchen developed by a group of MIT students. Spyce has one location that […]

Barnes & Noble’s Restaurant Venture Isn’t Going Very Well

Barnes & Noble’s 2016 announcement that it would open a collection of in-store, full-service restaurants was met with some skepticism: What on earth does a bookstore chain know about running a restaurant? Not a whole lot, as it turns out. There are now five Barnes & Noble Kitchen locations serving fancy charcuterie plates and $26 […]

Blueberry Lemon Zest Breakfast Cookies Recipe

Here’s how much I love these cookies: after I finish typing this post, I’m going to go downstairs to the kitchen to make more. I like to store stashes of these cookies in the freezer because they’re a perfectly portioned daily breakfast for me. The freezer is also a great way to hide them from […]

The Best Sports Bars in 24 Eater Cities for Football Season

September has arrived, and with it comes football season, with Premier League soccer not too far behind. There’s nothing wrong with catching a game at home in front of the television, but many fans would rather head to a bar for potato skins, buffalo wings, and camaraderie. Luckily, there are no shortage of sports bars […]