New York Steakhouse Peter Luger Will Expand to Tokyo

Brooklyn icon Peter Luger Steakhouse is planning to open in Tokyo. But, according to fourth-generation co-owners David Berson and Daniel Turtel, they’re taking their time with it. “I like to joke that we’re on the 60-year expansion [plan],” says Berson. “Brooklyn opened in 1887. Great Neck [Long Island, NY] opened in 1960. This will be […]

How the Michelin Guide Funds It Expansion

In March 2016, the Michelin guide — that world-famous restaurant rating system devised by a European tire company — announced it was heading to Seoul, South Korea, for the first time. The guide’s international director Michael Ellis heralded the move as a recognition of Korea’s “wonderfully eclectic dining scene” that had “evolved into a world-class […]

Watch: Marcus Samuelsson on ‘No Passport Required,’ Episode 2

On episode two of No Passport Required, chef Marcus Samuelsson heads to New Orleans to learn more about the city’s Vietnamese community. Samuelsson eats pho, rice paper rolls, combination salads, and banh mi. He visits a farming co-op, shares a meal with the first Vietnamese city councilwoman in New Orleans, talks about immigration and family […]

Police Falsely Accuse Black IHOP Customers of Leaving Without Paying

Police in suburban St. Louis are conducting an internal investigation after 10 black college students were falsely accused of leaving an IHOP restaurant without paying for their meal, the Associated Press reports. The students are incoming freshmen at Washington University in St. Louis. After the manager of an IHOP in Clayton, Missouri, called police to […]

My Favorite Easy Summer Recipes

This is how I feel about summer cooking: I don’t want to spend tons of time in the kitchen, but I DO want to make meals at home using all of the seasonal produce that is so stunning at this time of year. The nice thing about summer cooking is that since the ingredients are […]

Watch: Do You Need a $120 Shaved Ice Machine to Make Bingsu?

There are so many types of shaved ice but the one most familiar to chef Esther Choi of New York City’s Mokbar is bingsu — the popular Korean variety that’s usually topped with chopped fruit, condensed milk, and red beans; or for Choi: scoops of ice cream. In this episode of Kitchen Gadgets, Choi is […]

Apple’s Best Food Emoji, Ranked

Everyone is off work and relaxing because it is World Emoji Day, and Apple has just announced a fresh batch of iOS emoji that will soon debut on the company’s mobile operating system. Among the forthcoming food selections are such delicacies as cupcakes, mooncakes, mangoes, and lettuce. It’s a thrilling time for gourmands who prefer […]