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  1. sweet tooth
    In Praise of the Long Dessert MenuDinner is never more fun than when there are a dozen sweets to choose from.
  2. grub guides
    Here Are the NYC Restaurants Raising Money for AustraliaWhere to eat and drink to help the people of Australia.
  3. french stuff
    Michelin Guide Demotes Paul Bocuse’s Restaurant to Two Measly StarsThe restaurant had received three stars, the guide’s highest rating, for more than five decades straight.
  4. tv land
    Sandi Toksvig Is Leaving The Great British Bake-Off After 3 SeasonsThe Danish-born Brit will focus on other duties at the Channel 4 network.
  5. grub guides
    The Grub Street Guide to Drinking and Buying Natural Wine in New YorkThere’s never been a better time to embrace the glou glou life in all its glory.
  6. the other critics
    The New York Times Demotes Sushi Nakazawa From Its Highest RatingManhattan is now home to one less four-star establishment.
  7. grub guides
    The Best Way to Hack Your Lunch Salad, According to 11 Food ExpertsUp your Sweetgreen or Chopt game with a little help from the professionals.
  8. chickennnn
    Woman Who Went Viral for Losing Family Feud Wins at LifeTo the tune of $10,000 worth of food from Popeyes (the restaurant, not the cartoon character).
  9. openings
    Affordable, Asian-Carribean Food and Colorful Cocktails Come to Bed-StuyLocals will find oxtail dumplings, curry-crab rangoons, and plenty of rum at Sally’s, the newest project from the Sally Roots team.
  10. lawsuits
    Ken Friedman Will Pay $240,000 to Settle Sexual-Harassment SuitThe Spotted Pig owner agreed to pay the six-figure amount, plus a share of his profits, to 11 plaintiffs as part of a settlement.
  11. meat alternatives
    Everything You Need to Know About Impossible Foods’ Plant-Based ‘Pork’The tech company’s quest to create a vegetarian alternative for every animal protein on Earth continues apace.
  12. openings
    A New Bakery Specializes in Perfect Versions of Classic American DessertsYou’ll find custom cakes, from-scratch Oreos, and plenty of cookies at Red Gate in the East Village.
  13. crime
    Who’s Stealing Delivery Workers’ Bikes?Two dozen e-bikes have been targeted since the fall, and workers are worried.
  14. openings
    A Spot for Thoughtful, Affordable Mexican Food Arrives in Bed-StuyHouston native Natalie Hernandez is bringing the Mexico of her childhood to Boca Santa.
  15. this is very french
    French Chef Loses Case Against MichelinMarc Veyrat sued to find out why he was downgraded from three stars to two stars, but a French court sided with Michelin’s right to do as it pleases.
  16. controversies
    A Police Officer Lied About Having ‘Pig’ Written on His Coffee CupNot to be confused with the police officer who actually did have ‘pig’ written on his coffee cup in November.
  17. environmental concerns
    Organic Valley Was Fined for Dumping Milk Into an Oregon RiverThe company doesn’t plan on fighting the fine.
  18. whoops
    Turns Out Padma Lakshmi and Priyanka Chopra Are Different PeopleThe New Yorker learned a hard lesson about confusing South Asian people over the weekend.
  19. grub guides
    12 New Restaurants Worth Checking Out While Everyone’s Out of TownIncluding brasserie-style fare at a new Williamsburg restaurant, a beloved pop-up-turned-full service restaurant, and a zero-waste wine bar.
  20. legislation
    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Has Vetoed the E-Bike BillIt’s a serious blow for the delivery workers who rely on them.
  21. grub guides
    The Last-minute Guide to Celebrating New Year’s Eve in New YorkWhether you want to blow an entire paycheck on a night on the town or get quietly drunk over a delicious meal.
  22. environmental concerns
    San Francisco Cafés Are Dropping Disposable CupsThis is exactly how the anti-plastic straw movement began.
  23. grub guides
    10 Last-minute Food Gifts You Can Buy Right NowHoliday cookie boxes, ice-cream sandwiches, and more.
  24. controversies
    A Nation Divided: Does Old Bay Belong on Grits?A food debate for the ages.
  25. worst of new york
    ’Twas Another Horrible SantaCon in NYCWith the exception of a surprise Gucci Mane appearance.
  26. grub guides
    Where to Eat This Christmas in New York CityFeasts, feasts, and more feasts.
  27. the chain gang
    IHOP Wants to Open the Shake Shack of PancakesThe breakfast chain thinks its food can be even faster and cheaper.
  28. crime
    A Man Has Been Convicted in the Murder of an L&B Spumoni Gardens OwnerLou Barbati was killed outside his Dyker Heights home in 2016.
  29. sweet tooth
    5 Must-Eat Items From Brooklyn’s Best New Pastry CasesAn all-in-one breakfast muffin, an impressive update to the classic lemon bar, and more.
  30. food art
    Someone Ate the $120,000 Duct-Taped BananaArguably, the dumbest display at this year’s Art Basel met an equally dumb end.
  31. grub guides
    The 2019 Grub Street Gift GuideIncluding the perfect dinner-party album, well-sourced chili crisp and apple cider vinegar, and an in-home farm.
  32. potatoes
    Is It Time to Start Hoarding French Fries?The truth about this week’s most overblown food story.
  33. controversies
    Everything You Need to Know About the Starbucks ‘Pig’ ControversyA barista wrote “pig” on a police officer’s coffee cup, but that’s only the beginning.
  34. the 2010s
    The Best Meals We Ate This Decade, According to 37 ChefsMarinated crab, a genre-defining mortadella sandwich, fluffy rice grits, and more.
  35. food tv
    Andy Samberg Will Host the Biggest Little Cook-OffThe SNL alum and Brooklyn Nine-Nine star has signed on to emcee a show all about creating a great single bite for the upcoming Quibi channel.
  36. food borne illnesses
    Romaine Lettuce Is Making People Sick AgainDidn’t we just go through this?
  37. the other critics
    Michelin No Longer Dreams of JiroThe organization stripped the famed sushi chef’s restaurant of its three stars for a surprising reason.
  38. the chain gang
    Entire Internet Gathers to Roast Papa John“Papa John casually animorphing into a garlic knot.”
  39. trends
    Edible Arrangements Finally Getting Into Actual EdiblesThe company is becoming what it should have always been: a weed delivery outfit.
  40. grub guides
    Your Very Last-Minute Guide to Thanksgiving in New York CityGrab a reservation at some of the city’s best restaurants, get your turkey and sides to go, or deliver on the dessert front.
  41. taste test
    Twinkies Cereal Is America’s Next Great Stoner FoodYes, this is a real product and yes it’s actually good.
  42. the chain gang
    Vegan Man Sues Burger King Over Impossible Whopper Meat ContaminationHe claims that the meatless burger is coming into contact with surfaces used to grill meat-based burgers at the chain.
  43. encounter
    Claire Saffitz Wants You to Let Go of Your Baking AnxietyBreathe in, breathe out …
  44. food tv
    SNL Finally Explains Popeyes to White PeopleHarry Styles is a British intern who just doesn’t get it.
  45. menu changes
    You Need This Pretzel Scone in Your LifeIt’s on the new daytime menu at MeMe’s Diner in Prospect Heights.
  46. grub guides
    These Are the Most Exciting Caesar Salads in New York CityYou know it, and you love it — but Caesar salad can still be surprising and wonderful in the hands of the right chefs.
  47. crime scenes
    An Arrest Was Made in the Popeyes Stabbing CaseThe fatal stabbing took place just a few days after the return of the viral menu item.
  48. the dairy diaries
    Milk Is Actually the WorstIt’s time to wake up and smell the facts.
  49. the other critics
    Here Are Esquire’s Best New Restaurants of 2019Five New York City restaurants made the cut this year.
  50. controversies
    Salt Bae Pays $230,000 to Ex-Servers in Wage-Theft SuitFour servers at his Manhattan steakhouse say the restaurant had a shady tipping policy that violated local laws.
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