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Why the New '6th Taste' Could Be As Big a Deal As Umami

Grub Street | Posted 09.09.2016 | Taste
Grub Street

(Photo: Melissa Hom) By Chris Crowley Carbs are finally getting some respect. Scientists have thought that primary tastes were limited to salty, swe...

Has America Finally Hit Peak Whole Foods?

Grub Street | Posted 09.16.2016 | Taste
Grub Street

(Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) By Chris Crowley It wasn't so long ago that it looked like Whole Foods was going to take over the grocery wo...

Experts Say McDonald's Preservative-Free McNuggets Are Still Full of B.S.

Grub Street | Posted 09.01.2016 | Taste
Grub Street

By Clint Rainey McDonald's has once again dumbfounded health advocates, this time with a TV ad promoting the new preservative-free McNuggets. The spo...

Americans Finally Waking Up to the Idea That Orange Juice Is Not Some Magical Morning Elixir

Grub Street | Posted 09.01.2016 | Taste
Grub Street

(Photo: First Light/Getty Images) By Chris Crowley Once upon a time, in a more innocent age of jumbo corn burgers and jello salads, ailing Americans...

Here's One Big Reason To Avoid Avocado Toast

Grub Street | Posted 08.22.2016 | Taste
Grub Street

By Clint Rainey Avocado mania is creating yet another alarming side effect: It looks like Mexican farmers are now illegally destroying thousands of...

This Is Literally the Unhealthiest Thing You Can Order at a Restaurant

Grub Street | Posted 08.09.2016 | Taste
Grub Street

By Clint Rainey With even McDonald's, of all places, going healthy nowadays, America can feel disorienting. Thankfully, the Center for Science in the...

Bottled Water Will Outsell Soda for the First Time This Year

Grub Street | Posted 08.09.2016 | Taste
Grub Street

(Photo: John Lawson, Belhaven) By Clint Rainey In 100 years, when humans stop to ponder the appeal of Soylent-flavored seltzer, they'll remember 201...

Bar Forces Customers to Talk in Real Life by Blocking Cell-Phone Signals

Grub Street | Posted 08.09.2016 | Taste
Grub Street

By Clint Rainey If you're waiting on an important phone call, it's probably best not to hang out at the Gin Tub in the English town of Hove. Owner St...

Someone Invented Water Specifically Meant to Be Used for Coffee

Grub Street | Posted 08.09.2016 | Taste
Grub Street

(Photo: Chloe Enos) By Clint Rainey At last, a company in Louisiana has formulated the perfect water for that everyday-use siphon brewer you keep on...

Why Israeli Chef Einat Admony Says We've Been Eating Couscous All Wrong

Grub Street | Posted 07.25.2016 | Taste
Grub Street

(Photo: Liz Clayman) By Sierra Tishgart Since she moved to New York, Tel Aviv-born Einat Admony -- the chef-owner of Taïm, Balaboosta, and Bar Bolo...

Some Culinary Wizard Invented Deep-Fried Old-Fashioneds

Grub Street | Posted 07.15.2016 | Taste
Grub Street

A photo posted by milwaukeefrank (@milwaukeefrank) on Jul 6, 2016 at 6:12pm PDT By Chris Crowley At this point, after desensitization via deep-fri...

The Absolute Best Restaurant in New York

Grub Street | Posted 06.21.2016 | Taste
Grub Street

Dan Barber's great farm to table destination. (Photo: Melissa Hom) By Adam Platt For six weeks, the editors of New York Magazine and Grub Street are...

Despite Setbacks, a New Survey Says More Restaurants Around the Country Will Go Tip-Free

Grub Street | Posted 06.08.2016 | Taste
Grub Street

When Grub ran into Danny Meyer at this year's MoMA Party in the Garden, we asked him, of course, about the state of his no-tipping policy and the difficulties faced by his fellow restaurateurs making the change.

Researchers Say the Ocean's Fish Are Now Addicted to Eating Plastic 'Like Teens Eat Fast Food'

Grub Street | Posted 06.08.2016 | Green
Grub Street

( Photo: Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images) By Clint Rainey Pollution is turning young fish into the human teenagers of the sea, new research claims. No, ...

Salad Chain Everyone Loves Bans Bacon And Sriracha From Its Menus

Grub Street | Posted 05.27.2016 | Taste
Grub Street

Salad chain Sweetgreen announced two menu changes on Tuesday: The fast-growing and deep-pocketed company says it started contemplating how to make food healthier, and it's decided the first step is banning all traces of bacon, as well as Sriracha, from its 50 locations.

Budweiser Will Just Straight-Up Call Its Beer 'America'

Grub Street | Posted 05.16.2016 | Taste
Grub Street

To remind Americans that nothing's too sacred for shameless corporate self-promotion, the King of Beers is currently seeking federal approval for a new label.

Research Shows Uglier Produce Could Actually Be Healthier

Grub Street | Posted 05.09.2016 | Taste
Grub Street

(Photo: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images) By Clint Rainey When people see a tomato that's sprouting five miniature tomatoes from its stem, or a carrot...

Will Chickpea Water Be The Next Kale?

Grub Street | Posted 05.09.2016 | Taste
Grub Street

A whipped "cream" topping that's actually made with chickpea water, sugar, and vinegar. (Photo: Noah Fecks) By Chris Crowley When chef John Fra...

How Social Media Has Made NYC's Ice-Cream Scene More Innovative Than Ever

Grub Street | Posted 04.27.2016 | Taste
Grub Street

When 23-year-old Richard Tam opened his Chinatown shop 10Below last year, it quickly drew three-hour lines of eager customers. This was despite no real marketing on the part of Tam and his business partners, who were first-time restaurateurs.

Lawyer Threatens to Sue Restaurant for Running Out of Soup

Grub Street | Posted 04.27.2016 | Taste
Grub Street

( Photo: Liza McCorkle) By Clint Rainey In an exchange that sounds like it comes straight from Seinfeld, a lawyer in Texas is threatening to sue a r...

Japanese Burger Chain Rereleases All-Time Most Terrifying Sandwich

Grub Street | Posted 04.27.2016 | Taste
Grub Street

The most terrifying foods concocted by American chains are mere child's play next to what Japan's Lotteria can inflict on customers using nothing but lettuce and tartar sauce or a movie tie-in.

A New McDonald's Will Offer All-You-Can-Eat Fries

Grub Street | Posted 04.20.2016 | Taste
Grub Street

Now that it's dispatched its healthiest menu item, McDonald's can refocus on devising ways of getting more grease into customers' bodies.

NASA Thinks Potatoes Can Legitimately Grow On Mars

Grub Street | Posted 04.20.2016 | Taste
Grub Street

Astronauts these days get to enjoy delicious space lettuce and a morning espresso, perks that are definitely going to make Elon Musk's Martian colonists super jealous.

15 Excellent Bartender-Approved Bottles Of Booze You Can Grab For Under $25

Grub Street | Posted 04.18.2016 | Taste
Grub Street

Ivy Mix, head bartender and co-owner of Leyenda, says, "Barsol is a great company, and quebranta is a good grape varietal that is not too floral. It makes a great utilitarian pisco that really can't be beat for the price."

Domino's Is Building an Oven That Cooks Pizza in 3 Minutes

Grub Street | Posted 04.14.2016 | Taste
Grub Street

Domino's thinks it's figured out what the pizza world is missing, and that's a pie that can be baked and delivered in ten minutes flat.