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  1. grub guides
    The Grub Guide to the Summer’s Can’t-Miss Food FestivalsA massive food market in the Bronx, a festival dedicated entirely to cider, the latest edition of an Afrocentric jollof competition, and more.
  2. closings
    Flynn McGarry Will Close His LES Tasting Room for the SummerThe 20-year-old plans to spend ten weeks traveling and cooking here and abroad.
  3. delivery wars
    Amazon Will Kill Its Restaurant Delivery ServiceAfter four years, the tech company is shutting down Amazon Restaurants.
  4. openings
    This New Laffa Is Serious Must-Order BreadA new restaurant from Breads Bakery owner Gadi Peleg brings homey Middle Eastern cuisine to NoMad.
  5. pizza wars
    L&B Spumoni Gardens Is Expanding to DumboThe square-slice icon will open a second location across the street from rival pizza spots Juliana’s and Grimaldi’s.
  6. crimes against summer
    Not Cool: City Threatens Summer With Multimillion-Dollar Ice-Cream CrackdownNearly four dozen ice-cream trucks were seized this week as part of “Operation Meltdown” for millions in unpaid moving violations.
  7. grub guides
    The Grub Street Guide to New York’s Bakery BoomImpossibly light shortcrust, dense sourdough, ethereal cardamom buns, and so much more.
  8. lists
    Which Movie Chef Makes the Best Food?Perfect sandwiches, late-night pasta, life-affirming ramen, “il timpano,” and so much more.
  9. lawsuits
    California Officially Comes to Its SensesCancer warnings won’t hit the Golden State’s coffee cups after all.
  10. openings
    ‘Japanese-Caribbean’ Is the Cuisine Crossover We Never Knew We NeededThe team behind Glady’s Caribbean has opened Mo’s Original in Prospect–Lefferts Garden.
  11. controversies
    Thomas Keller’s Discrimination Trial Begins TodayThe plaintiff alleges that the chef’s company forced her out after she became pregnant.
  12. grub guides
    Where to Celebrate Pride 2019 in New York CityParties, rallies, events, and plenty more will take place all over New York for the full month of June.
  13. closings
    All of New York Mourns Barbuto’s ClosingIt’s chef Jonathan Waxman’s final days in his storied West Village restaurant.
  14. science
    New Report: Energy Drinks Still Pretty Bad for YouA study released this week indicates that the sugary, caffeinated drinks alter heart activity and raise blood pressure.
  15. closings
    Smith Canteen Is a Popular Cafe With a Famous Owner — So Why Is It Closing?Owner and Cherry Bombe editor Kerry Diamond discusses the difficult decision to sell the shop and what kind of buyer she has in mind.
  16. menu changes
    Ikea’s Meatballs Will Officially Go Vegan This FallThe Swedish retailer is jumping on the vegan bandwagon in the only way it knows how.
  17. recaps
    The Altro Paradiso Bake Sale Raised $96,000Natasha Pickowicz’s annual fundraiser in support of Planned Parenthood of New York raised $17,000 before it even started.
  18. grub guides
    Where to Eat and Drink on Memorial Day in New York CityBecause everyone knows the best weekends in the city are when everyone else is gone.
  19. protests
    A Philadelphia Italian Ice Mascot Protested Abortion BansBrand engagement at its most surprising.
  20. neighborhoods
    Gentrification Threatened Their Bar — Black Neighbors Refused to Let That Happen“As our erasure happens, we’re trying very hard to protect our spaces.”
  21. food tv
    Roy Choi and Jon Favreau Are Turning Chef Into a TV ShowThe Chef Show premieres on Netflix on June 7.
  22. grub guides
    New York’s Most Splurge-Worthy Restaurants, According to 14 ChefsSometimes you just need to go big.
  23. openings
    The New Bar Jungle Bird Was Made for Summertime DrinkingThe eye-catching Chelsea spot from bartending vet Krissy Harris revolves around the flavors of Southeast Asia.
  24. coming soon
    Manhattan’s Newest Trader Joe’s Finally Gets an Official Address432 East 14th Street to be exact.
  25. lists
    A Definitive Ranking of Spotify’s Dinner-Party PlaylistsIncluding “Flapper Jazz Dinner Party,” “Dinner and Soul,” and “Friendsgiving.”
  26. bubble wars
    Twitter Very Disappointed to Learn LaCroix’s New Flavor Isn’t WatermelonOr raspberry lime. Or dragon fruit. Or strawberry kiwi.
  27. craft beer
    Why the Sam Adams–Dogfish Head Deal Will Be a Win for Beer LoversFor one, it’s a giant middle finger to AB In-Bev and MillerCoors.
  28. grub guide
    The Grub Street Guide to Outdoor Drinking in 2019Rooftop bars, new backyards, and more.
  29. controversies
    Esca’s Revenue Dropped 30 Percent After Mario Batali Scandal BrokeChef Dave Pasternack has bought the seafood restaurant outright with plans to revamp.
  30. awards
    For the Second Year in a Row, Diversity Won Big at the Beard AwardsMore than two-thirds of the winners at the “Oscars of Food” were women or people of color.
  31. awards
    Here Are the Winners of the 2019 James Beard Chef and Restaurant AwardsNew York was well represented yet again.
  32. interviews
    What It’s Like to Be a Black Chef in a White Kitchen“You definitely have to wear a mask.”
  33. grub guides
    Where to Eat Ice Cream in New York Right NowAll of the new flavors, shops, and sundae innovations you need to know about.
  34. coming soon
    New York’s First Wegmans Officially Has an Opening DateThe grocery chain lands in Brooklyn this October.
  35. openings
    The West Village Has a New Haven for Breakfast Sandwiches and Rotisserie ChickenThree Owls Market opens today.
  36. controversies
    Christina Tosi and Milk Bar Will Rename Their ‘Crack Pie’The bakery chain is tweaking one of its most famous items.
  37. q&a
    Why Everyone Should Care About the L.A. Times’ Brand-new Food SectionEditor Peter Meehan on Jonathan Gold’s legacy, Lucky Peach‘s influence, and beefing with Bon Appétit.
  38. grub guides
    New York’s Most Affordable Standout Restaurants, According to 14 ChefsGreat food for less than $25, as selected by some experts.
  39. beer
    How One Brooklyn Brewery Blew Up by Embracing Beer’s Dank, Juicy FutureFive years in, Other Half shows no signs of slowing down.
  40. food tv
    Here’s All the Game of Thrones Food (and Drink) You Can Try Right NowEveryone’s hopping aboard the bandwagon ahead of the show’s final season.
  41. grub guides
    Where to Find New York’s Most Eye-Opening Coffee CocktailsCaffeinated concoctions that go way beyond the humble espresso martini.
  42. rip
    RIP, Inventor of Swiss Miss Hot CocoaCharles Sanna was 101 years old.
  43. meat alternatives
    Burger King Unleashes Impossible Burger Whoppers on Unsuspecting NationThe high-tech veggie burger gets a high-profile rollout.
  44. environmental concerns
    What You Need to Know About New York’s Plastic-Bag BanNo more (or at least fewer) plastic bags in trees!
  45. grub guides
    The Grub Street Spring Cookbook PreviewThe recipes we can’t wait to make from the latest bounty of cooking guides.
  46. awards
    Here Are the 2019 James Beard Foundation Media Award NomineesCheck out the full list of finalists in the broadcast, book, and journalism categories.
  47. taste test
    Shake Shack’s Cherry Blossom Shake Is Here — Is It Any Good?The fabled Shack-kura shake has arrived from Japan.
  48. please stop
    This Whole CBD Thing Has Officially Gone Too FarDoes the world really need CBD hummus?
  49. grub guides
    A Seafood Lover’s Guide to New York’s Newest RestaurantsPlus all the standout dishes you should order when you get there.
  50. chicken nuggets
    Americans Are Officially Falling Out of Love With Chicken NuggetsPeople prefer their poultry in “strip” form now.
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