Central’s Pia León Opens Kjolle Restaurant in Lima, Peru

Pia León waited a long time for this weekend. On Friday, August 10th, the chef welcomed the first guests into Kjolle, her brand new restaurant in Lima. “It has been four years since I started considering having a place where I could state my view in the kitchen,” she said a few days before the […]

Pumpkin Spice Cookie Straws Turn Any Starbucks Drink Into a PSL

Plus, McDonald’s has a new location in Chicago that looks like an Apple store, and more food news to begin the week Pumpkin spice latte news and straw news have finally converged into one story. When PSLs return to Starbucks (possibly later this month) customers can sip them through PSL-flavored cookie straws, reports ABC 6 […]

How to Clean a Grill, According to Chef Curtis Stone

Curtis Stone knows his way around a barbecue. The Australian chef and television personality got his start with the show Surfing the Menu, in which he cooked over many an outdoor grill. Now he juggles TV work with two LA restaurants, including restaurant-slash-butcher-shop Gwen, where meat is cooked on an open fire grill all night […]

Tampopo Is a Movie Every Food Lover Should See

This post originally appeared on August 10, 2018, in “Eat, Drink, Watch” — the weekly newsletter for people who want to order takeout and watch TV. Browse the archives and subscribe now. Welcome back to Friday afternoon. If you’re one of the lucky people who gets a “summer Friday,” you may be reading this on […]

Voodoo Doughnut is Being Targeted by Right Wing Conspiracy Theorists

Wildly popular Portland, Oregon, pastry shop Voodoo Doughnut is being targeted by right wing conspiracy theorists who are convinced that the shop is somehow connected to a child sex trafficking ring. This preposterous conceit stems from a fellow named Michael Whelan — AKA Vegan Mikey — who appeared on the YouTube channel Lift the Veil […]

Bill Murray Threw Water on a Photographer at a Restaurant

Bar-hopping grandpa Bill Murray is once again in the spotlight for losing his cool with a photographer. The Caddyshack actor and restaurateur was allegedly involved in a confrontation this week with a photographer at a Martha’s Vineyard restaurant called Lola’s. The photographer Peter Simon (who also happens to be singer Carly Simon’s brother) claims Murray […]