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Rachel Sugar

  1. becoming a regular
    Would You Subscribe to a Restaurant?A bold proposal to rethink the way we pay for food — and it comes from Panera?
  2. interviews
    Can the No-Tipping Movement Survive?Tip-free restaurants are more equitable and better for customers, but they’re in danger of disappearing.
  3. shopping
    Costco Still Doesn’t Trust America With Its Sheet CakesAt least 601 Americans, however, want them back.
  4. groceries
    Red Hook Will Get to Keep Its Biggest Grocery Store After AllThe new buyer sounds better than Fairway, too.
  5. cooking
    Life After SourdoughWhat are we going to do now?
  6. drinks
    No, Cuomo Has Not Banned To-Go CocktailsYou can still get a drink to go, but now you really have to go.
  7. experts
    Everything You Need to Know About Eating Moldy Food“When the spores find their way to a jelly or a jam that’s not stored well, they’re really happy.”
  8. food delivery
    Is the Uber-Postmates Deal Good for Restaurants?Operators tell Grub Street: It’s complicated.
  9. reopening
    Can New York’s Restaurants Survive on Outdoor Dining Alone?Owners are scrambling as they make just a fraction of what they need to stay in business.
  10. phase two
    How a Restaurant ReopensBefore customers arrive, a million decisions must get made.
  11. the great outdoors
    How to Picnic Now, According to Experts“Picnics are the restaurants of COVID.”
  12. reopening
    NYC Restaurants Can Open for Outdoor Dining on Monday. Here’s How It Will Work.Phase two officially begins on Monday — and restaurants can reopen with outside dining.
  13. chains
    No, Shake Shack Did Not Intentionally Poison Police OfficersAn investigation was launched after NYPD officers fell sick.
  14. dad food
    Perhaps Your Dad Would Like a Batch of Cocktails?Better than a bag of whiskey stones.
  15. reopening
    New York’s Restaurants Are Going to Feel Weird for a WhileThe state has released official reopening guidelines for restaurants.
  16. protests
    Food Delivery Under CurfewRestaurant owners are moving quickly to keep their workers as safe as possible.
  17. food tv
    Where Can Food Travel Shows Take Us Now?Episodes shot even a few months ago feel like artifacts from another time.
  18. innovations
    I Want to Eat in the Weird French LampshadesIn fact, I am desperate to eat in the weird French lampshades.
  19. food we miss
    In Praise of the Walking CoffeeWalking doesn’t improve the taste of coffee, but coffee improves the experience of being in the world.
  20. faqs
    How to Cook With ShallotsYour pantry’s most controversial ingredient is also delicious!
  21. taste test
    Is Ina Garten’s Instagram Cosmo Actually Good?An in-depth, early-morning investigation.
  22. instagram
    The Joy of Watching Other People CookingThere is truly an Instagram chef for every mood.
  23. plant-based
    The Most Exciting Cheese in New York Is Actually CauliflowerGrounded Foods’ plant-based cheese is a big step forward.
  24. openings
    Veggie God Amanda Cohen Enters the Plant-Based Burger WarsOn November 19, the celebrated chef will open Lekka in Tribeca.
  25. vegan everything
    Get Ready to Try the Impossible Burger of Ice CreamA high-tech scoop lands in New York — is it any good?
  26. the front lines
    Wegmania Arrives in Brooklyn“Wegmans is more than a grocery store — it’s a religion.”
  27. rise
    The Soufflé Makes Its Grand ReturnA new brasserie in the former Les Halles space will give the French classic a much-needed update.
  28. arrivals
    José Andrés Is Opening 15 Restaurants, All at OnceThe chef’s New York megaproject begins rolling out next week.
  29. 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?
  30. 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.
  31. recaps
    Last Night’s Top Chef Finale Featured Cheerwine Ribs and Provocative SpoonbreadAlso, the new winner was announced.
  32. 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.”
  33. recaps
    Last Night’s Top Chef Featured Bull Balls and Family Reunions“Good things always come in pairs.”
  34. 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?”
  35. 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.
  36. 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?”
  37. 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.”
  38. recaps
    Restaurant Wars Made Its Glorious Return on Last Night’s Top Chef“The only option we have is just to power through this.”
  39. Meet the First ‘Customers’ at Manhattan’s Brand-new Dog CaféPUPPIES!!!!
  40. recaps
    Last Night’s Top Chef Featured a Baby Shower and Lots of OlympiansHer chiffonade was chiffo–not there.
  41. recaps
    Top Chef Recap: 30-Minute Octopus and a ‘Little German Festival’“I was like, who knows anything about Germany? Well, David Hasselhoff.”
  42. 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.
  43. recaps
    This Week’s Top Chef Featured a Genuinely Surprising Development“It’s absolutely nuts. I’m pooping my pants.”
  44. recaps
    Top Chef Recap: Family Histories and Lots of Little Kids“I think Tyler’s hereditarily challenged here.”
  45. 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.”
  46. 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.”
  47. recaps
    Recap: What Went Down on Last Night’s Top ChefIt’s off to Colorado. Westward ho!
  48. 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.
  49. 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.”
  50. the scoop
    Here Is Shake Shack’s Master List of Special Custard FlavorsFrom Banana Bread and Beer Nuts to Shackenstein and Toffee Pear.
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