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Clint Rainey

  1. working conditions
    Can Restaurants Be Fixed From the Inside?The industry is grappling with ideas to save its workforce.
  2. openings
    Everything You Need to Know About Eating and Drinking at the TWA HotelThe blockbuster mid-century restoration certainly looks the part. Does the food measure up?
  3. streaming
    Welcome to the Golden Age of Cooking AdviceLearn to make anything you want, anytime you want, from the world’s most skilled cooks.
  4. can you buzz me up?
    A Night in the Life of a Postmates Delivery WorkerWhat is life like on the other side of the peephole?
  5. renegade ingredeints
    Why Do Foods Get Banned?How seemingly random, extremely complicated rules prevent you from eating the food you want.
  6. interviews
    Meet Soleil Ho, America’s Newest Restaurant CriticHo takes over at the San Francisco Chronicle after the previous critic held the job for 30-plus years.
  7. noise complaints
    How Starbucks Made Its Baristas Hate Hamilton“If I have to hear Hamilton one more time I’m getting a ladder and ripping out all of our speakers from the ceiling.”
  8. business matters
    Can ‘Surge Pricing’ Really Take Off at Restaurants?Proponents say it combats rising costs without raising prices — and they make a persuasive argument.
  9. breakthroughs
    Can DNA Technology Make Our Food Safer?New advancements promise to reveal everything about the food we eat.
  10. interviews
    Meet the Politician Fighting for the Rights of California Vegans“People who are vegan or vegetarian thank me on the street.”
  11. beer me
    Can Anyone Save PBR?The beer that conquered Brooklyn is on the brink of extinction.
  12. health concerns
    Why the Keto Diet Is a Recipe for Big, Fat ProfitsRestricted carbs, tons of cash.
  13. grocery wars
    Welcome to the Golden Age of Grocery ShoppingBrutal competition and advancing technology mean better food, lower prices, and loads of convenience.
  14. whizzzz
    The Drones Are Coming — They Will Probably Be Carrying SushiWhy food drones could pave the way for a future filled with flying deliveries.
  15. comfort food
    As the World Burns, Restaurants Double Down on Warmth“It’s our job to feed you something that reminds you of better times in the world.”
  16. grocery wars
    Inside the Fight to Unionize Whole Foods“I decided I was going to try organizing on day one — it was just that awful.”
  17. just try it
    The Quest to Create the Next QuinoaCan Americans be convinced to eat ancient foods they’ve never heard of?
  18. sexual harassment
    Can Anyone Fix the Restaurant Industry’s Sexual-Abuse Problem?Yesterday’s nationwide McDonald’s strike was the latest reminder of a troubling epidemic.
  19. hard to swallow
    Researchers Want to Engineer Your Perfect Diet — They Just Need Your DNACompanies like Nestlé are combining the dinner-in-a-pill fantasies of science fiction with the privacy concerns of Facebook.
  20. the chain gang
    How the Papa John’s Chaos Is Hurting the People Who Actually Work ThereThe ongoing corporate feud takes its toll on the employees who make and deliver the pizza.
  21. bubbles
    Why the Soda Industry Is Grasping at StrawsSales are plummeting, and now Big Soda is looking for a savior (or some new seltzer).
  22. good buzz
    Is Marijuana the Future of Beer?The legal pot industry and the beer industry are about to converge with hangover-free, low-calorie drinks that will still give you a buzz.
  23. global warming
    Could Climate Change Destroy the Bloody Mary?“The entire global food system is a nightmare on the horizon.”
  24. pork
    Is America’s Greatest Ham Tradition Doomed?Bad news out of the “ham capital of the world” is evidence of an industry that might be in trouble.
  25. alt-milk
    The FDA Wants Almond- and Soy-Milk Companies to Stop Calling Themselves ‘Milk’It’s still a long shot, but prepare yourself for the possibility of “soy drink” and “oat juice” anyway.
  26. the chain gang
    Fast-food Companies Move to Make Workers’ Lives Slightly Less MiserableThe practice effectively amounted to franchises “owning” their employees.
  27. health concerns
    How Big Soda Companies Are Defeating Local Sugary-Drink TaxesWelcome to the weird world of preemption law.
  28. the chain gang
    The Trouble With TabletsWorkers say they have a couple of issues with the tech designed to make their lives easier.
  29. environmental concerns
    This Is How Plastic Straws EndIt’s just a matter of time before we all suck a little less.
  30. The ‘Bleeding’ Veggie Burger Is Under FireWhy are environmentalists and vegans fighting about a high-tech plant patty that’s supposed to save the planet?
  31. studies
    New Study Reveals Exactly How Much the 2016 Election Ruined ThanksgivingA “creepy” new report shows that postelection dinners were much shorter than usual.
  32. news you can booze
    Fudgie the Whale Beer Is Real and Maybe There’s Still Hope for America After AllCarvel has teamed up with New York’s Captain Lawrence Brewing for a Father’s Day special.
  33. obituaries
    Legendary New Orleans Restaurateur Ella Brennan Has Died at 92She was the matriarch of the city’s most influential restaurant family.
  34. beefs
    This Breathtaking Burger Rant Is a Rallying Cry for All the Cheese-Haters“A hamburger does not have cheese. A hamburger with cheese is called a ‘cheeseburger.’”
  35. racism
    New Poll Reveals Starbucks’s Reputation Is Officially in the DumpsA respected survey puts its standing among consumers at a ten-year low.
  36. the chain gang
    Kim Jong-un Reportedly Wants an American Burger Chain to Open in North KoreaThis, according to a new CIA report, anyway.
  37. grocery wars
    Whole Foods Is Now Rolling Out Its Prime Discounts NationwideThe member perks expand to 121 more stores in 15 states.
  38. racial discrimination
    How Black Café Owners Are Responding to Starbucks’s ‘Racial Bias’ Shutdown“Do you want to spend your dollars at a place where you can feel safe or a place where they’re going to call the police on you?”
  39. Behold the World’s Tallest-Ever Stack of WafflesIt involves 50 pounds of mix, a land surveyor, broken plates, and a John Williams soundtrack.
  40. the chain gang
    Chipotle Will Move Its Headquarters to California — Right by Taco BellCan Chipotle’s version of cheesy chalupas be far behind?
  41. racial discrimination
    Here’s How Starbucks’s ‘Racial Bias Training’ Is Going to WorkThe coffee chain has offered a preview that involves workbooks, group activities, and Common.
  42. meat alternatives
    The Impossible Burger Has Been Officially Certified KosherJews who keep kosher can finally sink their teeth into “bleeding” plant burgers.
  43. the chain gang
    Arby’s Made an Objectively Better Portrait of Brandi Chastain Out of SauceAll it needed was a piece of sandwich paper and a few hours.
  44. bans
    Plastic Straws Might Soon Be Banned in New York CityA new bill even proposes $100 fines for violators.
  45. rants
    Robert De Niro Says Trump Is Banned From All Nobu Restaurants“If he walked into a restaurant I was in, I’d walk out.”
  46. tie-ins
    How to Get Some Very Limited Shake Shack x Allbirds SneakersFor one day only, $100 will get you the special shoes and a shake.
  47. cake gaffes
    Publix Refuses to Print ‘Cum’ on Summa Cum Laude Graduate’s CakeThe store offered to remake it, but the kid’s mom said, “No, you only graduate once.”
  48. lawsuits
    He Tried to Buy Breakfast at Burger King — He Ended Up Spending 3 Months in JailThe store claimed his $10 bill was fake. It wasn’t, and now he’s suing for $1 million.
  49. the chain gang
    Workers in 9 Cities File Sexual-Harassment Complaints Against McDonald’sReported incidents were allegedly ignored, mocked, or worse.
  50. video feed
    These Exploding Melons Are the Catharsis That Your Monday NeedsFiled under “oddly satisfying.”
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