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Dining Out

Gordon Ramsay Will Cook You Some Trash At This New Restaurant

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 01.17.2017 | Impact

World-renowned chefs are gathering to cook up fancy meals made from an unconventional ingredient: food waste. Chef Dan Barber, owner of Blue Hill r...

KFC's New Facial Recognition Software Is Troubling For A Few Reasons

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 01.17.2017 | Taste

KFC just reached finger lickin’ levels of freaky. The fast food chain recently debuted facial recognition technology at a restaurant in Beijing, Ch...

There's A Harry Potter-Themed Restaurant In Brooklyn Now

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 01.11.2017 | Taste

Hold your hippogriffs, there’s a Harry Potter-themed restaurant in Brooklyn. With medieval-like light fixtures, big leather chairs, wax candles, gob...

McDonald's Opens Up Steps Away From The Vatican

Reuters | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 01.04.2017 | Religion

McDonald’s has opened a franchise just steps away from the gleaming white marble dome of St. Peter’s Basilica, giving indigestion to some cardinal...

Restaurants Skim A Bit Of Food Off Your Plate — For A Good Cause

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 12.29.2016 | Impact

Would you sacrifice some of your lunch if it would benefit a hungry kid? That’s the idea behind the nonprofit Stop Hunger’s novel initiative in Br...

This One Resolution Could Help You Save Money And Eat Better

The Huffington Post | Julie R. Thomson | Posted 12.28.2016 | Taste

We have a not-so-revolutionary idea for you. Rather than make the same old resolutions to eat better, live healthier and become smarter with money ―...

Vintage Anthony Bourdain Interview Reveals 4 Things Everyone Should Know About Dining Out

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 07.28.2016 | OWN

Anthony Bourdain has never been one to mince words. Case in point: This 15-year-old “Oprah Show” appearance where the New York restaurateur candid...

Dining as Performance Art, Monkeytown Los Angeles

Rachel Mason | Posted 06.27.2016 | Los Angeles
Rachel Mason

"That was unbelievable" my friend and I both uttered almost in unison upon leaving Monkeytown - a new dining venture in downtown Los Angeles. To call it a meal would not be fitting. It was an art experience.

The Day I Discovered Joi

Gay Browne | Posted 06.13.2016 | Green
Gay Browne

Last week, when my daughter and I were in Thousand Oaks looking for brunch. I remembered a friend had recommended a plant based café called Joi. A q...

Devour Duck with 12 of Miami's Best Chefs

Alexandria Guerra | Posted 06.07.2016 | Taste
Alexandria Guerra

For the past 6 years, Chef Jeremiah Bullfrog of mobile masterpiece gastroPod, has brought together all sorts of pig admirers for the wildly successful, event PIG (pork is good). This Saturday, he will be introducing something new to the game - Duck, Duck, Goose.

The 10 Brunch Commandments

Bon Appetit | Posted 05.31.2016 | Taste
Bon Appetit

Restaurants don't print out coffee menus for decoration--they're there to let you know what the house policy is on things like coffee refills and coconut milk substitutions. So don't throw a post-four-cups-of-coffee tantrum at your server for tacking $3 onto your bill.

How to Safely Dine Out With Food Allergies

Julie Kuriakose, M.D. | Posted 03.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Julie Kuriakose, M.D.

Avoiding allergens does not have to mean avoiding going out to restaurants or avoiding fun with friends. Here are safety tips and techniques for safely dining out with food allergies.

A Locals' Guide to Eating Out in L.A.

Wendy E. Simmons | Posted 03.17.2016 | Travel
Wendy E. Simmons

Los Angeles has over 8,000 restaurants, spread across 503 square miles, offering every cuisine imaginable, and then some.

7 French Food Words You Need To Know

Michelle Pruett | Posted 03.02.2016 | Taste
Michelle Pruett

Classic French menus are chock-full of foreign lingo. Even sophisticated diners are bound to stumble upon a few ingredients or preparation techniques ...

Coppa Chef Ken Oringer Names Fave Food Cities and the One Thing He Hates

Michelle Pruett | Posted 02.15.2016 | Taste
Michelle Pruett

Ken Oringer, the James Beard Award-winning chef/owner of five Boston-area restaurants and Toro NYC, spent his youth playing around in the kitchen, eventually growing up to earn some of the most coveted accolades in the culinary world.

Sweets for Your Sweet: 7 Must-Do Desserts for Couples

Michelle Pruett | Posted 02.11.2016 | Taste
Michelle Pruett

What better way to celebrate Valentine's Day than by sharing a dessert with your honey? Restaurants these days are upping their game when it comes to the grand finales of their awesome meals.

Do You Make This Dining Out Mistake?

Kirsi Bhasin | Posted 02.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Kirsi Bhasin

When was the last time you ate out? In the last month, week or couple of days? If you are like many today it's most likely going to be in the last cou...

12 Romantic Restaurants to Impress a Date

Michelle Pruett | Posted 01.28.2016 | Taste
Michelle Pruett

Whether it's a romantic anniversary, first date or just a Saturday night, who among us couldn't use a recommendation for where to take that special someone? Here are 12 perfect restaurants from across the country that're sure to knock some socks off.

7 Ways You're Throwing Money Away While Traveling

SmarterTravel | Posted 01.22.2016 | Travel

Seemingly tiny expenses can add up quickly when you're traveling. And often it's money that's better spent elsewhere. Here are seven expenses you can ...

Kevin Sbraga on Top Chef Fame, How to Crisp Chicken Skin

Michelle Pruett | Posted 01.21.2016 | Taste
Michelle Pruett

Never one to sit around and wait for things to happen, Florida native Kevin Sbraga overcame his camera-shy sensibilities to win Top Chef Season 7 in 2010, catapulting himself to reality-TV fame and setting the stage for his future restaurants to join the country's coveted shortlist of must-dine destinations

5 Restaurant Trends That'll Change the Way You Dine Out in 2016

Michelle Pruett | Posted 01.18.2017 | Taste
Michelle Pruett

For American restaurant culture, 2015 was the year of enthusiastic nautical decor, many a smoked dish and even more uber-elaborate cocktails.

The Only Acceptable Times to Send Food Back at a Restaurant

Thrillist | Posted 11.30.2016 | Taste

By: Carrie Dennis and Kevin Alexander Credit: Cole Saladino/Thrillist Few things are as frustrating as ordering a dope dish at a restaurant, but be...

The Most Overpriced Items On The Menu, According To Chefs

Thrillist | Posted 11.12.2016 | Taste

Spaghetti and meatballs. The wedge salad. A bottle of wine. You don't have to be a well-heeled foodie to know that you're overpaying for certain items on a restaurant's menu -- you just need to have bought groceries. Like once, ever.

How To Enjoy Dining Solo

Menuism | Posted 11.09.2016 | Taste

You've got that dreaded table for one somewhere in your future, and you're not sure how to deal with it. Here's what I'd recommend.

Six Hearing Aids, Two Cochlear Implants and a Roger Pen Walked Into a Bar

Shari Eberts | Posted 11.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Shari Eberts

Dining out at a restaurant can be problematic these days. Noise levels have grown, tables are stacked closer and closer together, and glass and hardwood are all the rage for decor, leaving even less cushioning or carpet behind for sound absorption. Layer hearing loss on top of all this, and dining out can be quite a challenge.