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  1. arrivals
    José Andrés Is Opening 15 Restaurants, All at OnceThe chef’s New York megaproject begins rolling out next week.
  2. cookbooks
    Can Someone With Normal Cooking Skills Make Superiority Burgers at Home?A new cookbook offers the promise of amazing homemade veggie burgers — but is it possible for a non-chef to do them justice?
  3. profiles
    What Happens When ‘the Justin Bieber of Food’ Grows Up?Flynn McGarry is ready to shake off the Teen Chef label once and for all.
  4. recaps
    Last Night’s Top Chef Finale Featured Cheerwine Ribs and Provocative SpoonbreadAlso, the new winner was announced.
  5. recaps
    Last Night’s Top Chef Featured Some Useful Advice About Fish and Bear Poop“All I really know about fly-fishing is what I’ve seen in the movie A River Runs Through It.”
  6. recaps
    Last Night’s Top Chef Featured Bull Balls and Family Reunions“Good things always come in pairs.”
  7. recaps
    Last Night’s Top Chef Featured Sarsaparilla and Lots of Jokes About Being High“Do I have the balls to cook beef Wellington for an English chef?”
  8. recaps
    Last Night’s Top Chef Was Like The Shining, But With Panna CottaThe scariest things always start off kind of innocuous, and then shockingly there’s blood or guts.
  9. recaps
    Last Night’s Top Chef Featured Football and a Terrible Injustice“The question is, of these two really bad things, who’s going home?”
  10. kale sales
    NYC’s First Whole Foods 365 Opening Featured Long Lines and Lots of Cowbells“Honestly, it’s better than all of the Whole Foods stores in Manhattan.”
  11. recaps
    Restaurant Wars Made Its Glorious Return on Last Night’s Top Chef“The only option we have is just to power through this.”
  12. Meet the First ‘Customers’ at Manhattan’s Brand-new Dog CaféPUPPIES!!!!
  13. recaps
    Last Night’s Top Chef Featured a Baby Shower and Lots of OlympiansHer chiffonade was chiffo–not there.
  14. recaps
    Top Chef Recap: 30-Minute Octopus and a ‘Little German Festival’“I was like, who knows anything about Germany? Well, David Hasselhoff.”
  15. openings
    New York’s First Dog Café Is Set to Open Next WeekBoris & Horton is on track to debut in the East Village in mid-January.
  16. recaps
    This Week’s Top Chef Featured a Genuinely Surprising Development“It’s absolutely nuts. I’m pooping my pants.”
  17. recaps
    Top Chef Recap: Family Histories and Lots of Little Kids“I think Tyler’s hereditarily challenged here.”
  18. recaps
    Last Night’s Top Chef Included Deconstructed Omelettes and Broken Food Trucks“It’s supposed to be like cheese and sauce, not fluids and stuff.”
  19. recaps
    Last Night’s Top Chef Featured a Classic Challenge and Lots of Cheese“Sometimes the ricotta can just explode too much, and it’s not a great texture in your mouth.”
  20. recaps
    Recap: What Went Down on Last Night’s Top ChefIt’s off to Colorado. Westward ho!
  21. new york beginnings
    How Food Network Turned Big-city Chef Culture Into Middle-America Pop CultureIn the early ’90s, a no-budget television network in midtown Manhattan transformed unknown cooks into full-blown celebrities.
  22. the scoop
    The Cold, Hard Reality of Running a Celebrated Ice-Cream Shop“If anyone has a fantasy about it, they’re not aware of what it takes to do it.”
  23. the scoop
    Here Is Shake Shack’s Master List of Special Custard FlavorsFrom Banana Bread and Beer Nuts to Shackenstein and Toffee Pear.
  24. gut busters
    Cheesecake Factory Leads the ‘Oscars of Unhealthy Food’Like Moonlight but for heart attacks.
  25. yikes
    The Chicken Wing Has Become a Luxury FoodFor one chef, wholesale wing costs jumped more than 60 percent.
  26. the chain gang
    McDonald’s Teases the Real Return of Its Szechuan SaucePeople are losing it!
  27. legal woes
    Brooklyn Restaurant Takes a Stand Against Landlord Jared KushnerIt’s probably the least of his legal problems.
  28. surveys
    Grocery Shopping Is Another Activity Men Think They Are Really Great At“They’re buying for right now, or maybe tonight. Anything beyond that is too long-term.”
  29. the chain gang
    Starbucks Is Closing All Those Tea Shops You Never Go ToTeavana will soon be no more.
  30. nonsense
    Anthony Scaramucci: Trump Is Not Elite Because He Eats PizzaBut really: Who doesn’t eat pizza?
  31. the chain gang
    Olive Garden’s Breadstick Magazine Isn’t Real — YetCould this innocent tweet be the future of publishing?
  32. toast!
    Are Avocados Actually About to Get Cheaper?!For the first time in what seems like forever, avocado prices are calming down.
  33. candy
    Rest of World Simply Cannot Get Enough of Japan’s Kit Kats“We have Kit Kat back in Germany, but it’s not the same.”
  34. the feeding tube
    There’s Another New Iron Chef Series and the Chairman Is Finally Coming BackMark Dacascos will return to the role in Iron Chef Showdown.
  35. good ideas
    An Upstate Restaurant Limits Parents to One Drink If They’re Driving“Everybody loves children and children don’t have a voice.”
  36. Facebook Cafeteria Workers Unionize in Hopes of Improving WagesThe current $18.81 hourly wage isn’t enough to make ends meet in an area where prices are so inflated.
  37. the chain gang
    Health Officials ID More Than 135 People Who Got Sick After Eating at ChipotleNorovirus has been confirmed, and it appears to be an isolated incident.
  38. the chain gang
    Today in Chains: Arby’s Adds Porchetta, Starbucks Adds Piña ColadasThey wouldn’t be bad together, probably.
  39. A Shop Devoted to Cream Cheese Will Open in the East Village This WeekBecky’s Bites promises to be nothing less than a celebration of the possibilities of cream cheese.
  40. corrections
    Newspaper Officially Apologizes for All the Times It Called a Hot Dog a Sandwich“We deeply regret the errors, especially that last one.”
  41. apps
    Shazam for Food Is Actually Maybe RealPic2Recipe promises to — you guessed it — use pictures to identify recipes.
  42. recalls
    What a Downer: Company Recalls Coffee That Contains ‘Viagra-Like’ IngredientMaybe stick to Folgers for the time being.
  43. the chain gang
    Chipotle Shareholders Are Now Suing the CompanyA rough week gets just a little bit rougher.
  44. the chain gang
    In Unsurprising News, Working at Breastaurants Is Bad for Women’s Mental Health“We want to raise awareness about the negative impact that these types of restaurant environments may have on female servers.”
  45. bark
    A Puppy Café Is Opening in the East VillageIt will be a BYOD situation at the dog-friendly Boris & Horton.
  46. pop art
    LaCroix Paintings Inspired by Warhol Are America’s Most Important New Art“It’s the soup cans for millennials.”
  47. burning questions
    Has a Trump Slump Set in for New York’s Restaurant Customers?“There’s no question that consumer confidence has been lost by the political situation.”
  48. overnights
    Iron Chef Gauntlet Finale Recap: Did Chef Izard Emerge Victorious?The would-be Iron Chef had to beat Bobby Flay, Michael Symon, and Masaharu Morimoto.
  49. overnights
    Iron Chef Gauntlet Comes Down to the Wire — Here’s the Recap“The hardest part is going to be separating all the eggs.”
  50. overnights
    Someone Made Chicken-Liver Ice Cream on Iron Chef Gauntlet — Here’s the Recap“Really, really love the texture!”
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