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  1. empire building
    Why Chelsea Market Could Soon Become a Global ChainExpect at least two new locations to be announced before the end of the year.
  2. Google Will Sell Zagat to Review Site the InfatuationThe popular upstart site will give the 40-year-old service a “healthy future.”
  3. Google Is Set to Buy Chelsea Market for More Than $2 BillionDon’t worry: All of the amazing food vendors should be able to stay put.
  4. Google Is Reportedly Looking to Sell Off ZagatEven the search giant couldn’t make it compete with Yelp.
  5. technology
    Google Is Adding Restaurant Wait Times to Search ResultsYou’ll soon just Google whether your favorite spot has a long table wait.
  6. burgergate
    Google’s CEO Vows to Correct Company’s Glaring Burger-Emoji ErrorThey’ve promised to “drop everything” and move the cheese from the bottom.
  7. cool tech
    You Can Now Google a Restaurant by Pointing Your Phone’s Camera at ItGoogle Lens automatically puts the spot’s rating and other relevant info on your screen.
  8. Foodievents
    Google Translate Recruited Ace Chefs to Run a Free Pop-up RestaurantGerardo Gonzalez, JJ Johnson, Danny Bowien, and Einat Admony, for free.
  9. Technology
    Google Now Tells You Exactly When to Avoid Popular RestaurantsThe search giant has added business rush hours to its results.
  10. Delivery
    You Can Now Order Takeout Right in Google’s Search ResultsIt’s an even faster way to use Seamless.
  11. Cocktails
    Google Now Gives Instructions for Mixing DrinksIt even tells you which glassware to use.
  12. Tributes
    Today’s Google Doodle Celebrates the Inventor of Instant RamenToday would have been Momofuku Ando’s 105th birthday.
  13. The Future
    Has Google Invented the Spoon of the Future?It made a genius no-spill utensil for people with tremors.
  14. Free Lunches
    The IRS Wants to Tax Google and Facebook Employees for Their Free GourmetSilicon Valley demands to know what’s next, taxing free coffee?
  15. Lawsuits
    Restaurant Owner Says ‘Sabotaged’ Google Maps Listing Ruined HisLawsuit claims a rival hacked the listing to say it was closed on weekends.
  16. Eatiquette
    Thank Goodness: Google Patenting Restaurant-Check-Splitting TechnologyIt’s coming to a phone near you, no doubt.
  17. Tech
    Google Search Results Will Now Show Nutrition InfoHow many calories are in a cronut?
  18. Technology
    New Google Service Provides Same-Day Grocery DeliveryGood-bye, Google Reader. Hello, Shopping Express!
  19. The Internet
    Bi-Rite Food Porn Via Google MapsGawk at your favorite local Mission market using Street View.
  20. Mergers and Acquisitions
    Google Acquires Frommer’s, Will Gradually Integrate with ZagatGoogle buys Frommer’s, which will be slowly integrated with their Zagat content.
  21. FYI
    Yelp and Bing Team Up in Attempt to Thwart Zagat and GoogleYelp review excerpts will now be a feature of Bing searches.
  22. Mergers and Acquisitions
    Google and Zagat Make First Big Move Together, Announce Google+ LocalThe new service just launched today, following last year’s merger, with Zagat–formatted restaurant reviews and Google muscle.
  23. Corporate Cookery
    How Google Keeps Its Employees From Getting FatThey have so much money they actually have a division devoted to monitoring how everyone’s eating.
  24. Mediavore
    Pier at Caesar’s Goes Up For Auction; Binge Drinking For the Ladies Is OnPlus: New Girl Scout cookies-flavored lip gloss simulates what it’s like to kiss a schoolgirl; and Jamba Juice and Jack in the Box test out Google Wallet, all in our morning news roundup.
  25. Loaded
    Yup, Google Handed Zagat a Fat Wad of CashMo’ money, fewer problems.
  26. Mediavore
    Anaheim Attacked by Fruit Flies; Smithfield Farms Gets Less EvilPaula Deen should be happy her favorite farm is more eco-friendly this year.
  27. Mediavore
    Gas Drillers Get the Go-Ahead to Stop Delivering Drinking Water; DirtyPlus: Details on how to “Chinese orange”; and Google gears up to release its “Ice Cream Sandwich,” all in our morning news roundup.
  28. Mediavore
    Boston’s the Second-Best City for Trick-or-Treating; Cantaloupe CulpritPlus a top-secret ice cream sandwich and more, all in our morning news round-up.
  29. Chef Thoughts
    What Do Our Chefs Think of The Zagat-Google Deal?Mezze’s Micah Wexler says of Zagat,” My restaurant friends and I would literally memorize the ratings and test each other…Over the last decade they’ve lost a lot of ground.”
  30. Mergers and Acquisitions
    Local Chefs Weigh In on Google-Zagat DealWe, for one, think it’s a good thing.
  31. Reactions
    Danny Meyer Isn’t Sweating the Zagat-Google DealHe’s not letting on if he is, anyway.
  32. Mediavore
    Protest at Sherman Oaks Ralph’s; Food Crisis in KenyaNearly 100 protestors chant “Ralph’s wants welfare, we want healthcare!” at the grocery giant.
  33. Mediavore
    Andover Couple Invents Supercandy; Take Cooking Classes on Google+Plus fattening farm policies and more, all in our morning news round-up.
  34. Mediavore
    Vetri Has a Better Plan For School Lunches; Google+ Does Cooking ClassesPlus: YUMM brings fresh fruit to Philly’s food deserts via bicycle; and nearly 10,000 restaurants closed in the U.S. last year, all in our morning news roundup.
  35. Mediavore
    Where To Buy Bernie Madoff’s Wine Collection; Jonathan Gold Gets a Movie RoleThe swindler’s massive collection goes on auction on May 18th.
  36. Mediavore
    Ocean City Restaurateurs Fight For BYOB Rights; Bernie Madoff’s WinePlus: Ohio considers a bill that would allow gun owners to carry concealed weapons in restaurants; and a Coca-Cola delivery truck crashes into an elementary school, all in our morning news roundup.
  37. App-etizing
    Google Gets In On the Recipe GameIt’s kind of like Foodily, only uglier.
  38. Mediavore
    It’s a Honey-Dipped Honeymoon for an NJ Couple Who Tied the Knot at a DoughnutPlus Groupon passes on Google’s takeover bid, and 2010 was the year of mezcal, all in our morning news roundup.
  39. Empire Building
    Former Google Cafeteria Chefs Find Catering Success Among S.F. StartupsGastronaut is taking off.
  40. Mediavore
    Dannon Settles Exaggerated Claims Dispute for $21 Million; Former Google ChefsThe yogurt giant makes claims it can’t back up, while the software giant apparently had some great free lunches.
  41. Mediavore
    West Oak Lane’s Relish Benefits From Millions in Public Funding; DannonPlus Phillies Wives puts out a cookbook, and one out of six Americans gets food poisoning each year, all in our morning news roundup.
  42. Lists
    Chicago’s Top Food and Drink Google TrendsWhat are the top Google trends in Chicago?
  43. Mediavore
    Food Can Permanently Change Body Odor; Where To Find Thumb LollipopsA study of garlic and asparagus reveals eating’s effect on your smell, while Google Patents include some strange new food recipes.
  44. Mediavore
    Guns Exchanged for Groceries; Justice Sought for Zubumba OwnerFamily is upset that Monica Beresford-Redmen’s killer has not been found, while over $200,000 in grocery credit is traded for old guns.
  45. Empire Building
    Yelp Backs Out of Google SaleGoogle won’t be buying the company after all.
  46. Empire Building
    Google Makes Move to Acquire YelpThe search engine giant is reportedly set to buy the user-generated review site for $500 million.
  47. Mediavore
    City Considering Grading Restaurants; Beatrice Inn Scouting New LocationsPlus: The Russian Tea Room’s chef gets slapped with a sexual-harassment lawsuit, and Arizona kids go to Hooters on a field trip, all in our morning news roundup.
  48. Mediavore
    Boston Market Founder Dies; A Very Hooters Field TripPlus: the chemistry of champagne, all in our morning news roundup.
  49. Marketing Gimmicks
    Google’s ‘Smart’ Window Decals Stick it to ZagatNew stickers proclaim “Favorite Place on Google.”
  50. Marketing Gimmicks
    Google Launches Vapid New Food GadgetsNew wallpaper and gadgets look nice, but that’s about it.
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