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The Menu Design Mistake Restaurants Have Been Making For Years

Posted 02.03.2012 | Home

Over the past decade or so, a whole cornucopia of new menu sections has bloomed across the once-humble sheet of paper: cheese plates, stuzzichini, "bi...

Bon Rappetite Hip-Hop-Themed Restaurant, Real Or Not, Has Great Menu

Posted 02.01.2012 | Home

Bon Rappetite is a genius restaurant concept: well-known dishes named after rap stars. For example, the Snoop Doggy Corndogs are "4 fresh fried corndo...

Blue Duck Tavern's New Chef Mixes Up The Menu With New Dishes (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 03.27.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Blue Duck Tavern's new chef, Sebastien Archambault, has been on the job for only about seven weeks following the departure of the restau...

Rachel Tepper

Chef Spills Menu Secrets For New Dupont Circle Jewish Deli | Rachel Tepper | Posted 01.17.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The scene at 1317 Connecticut Ave. NW -- the site of the forthcoming DGS Delicatessen -- is a desolate one, with chunks of concrete stre...

Taylor Gourmet Unveils New Breakfast Sandwiches (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 01.12.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Your options for weekend breakfast just got a bit more interesting. Taylor Gourmet's new location on 14th Street NW which only opened ea...

Expect Restaurants To Get Even More Expensive In 2012

Posted 01.10.2012 | Home

Last week, Starbucks raised a fracas when it announced its plans to raise prices in some regions by an average of about one percent. Prices at the cof...

Formulating the Foolproof Foodie Menu

Anna Brones | Posted 02.12.2012 | Home
Anna Brones

Here is a foolproof guide to help you along your way to launching a successful business, one that's sure to get you plenty of write-ups in the blogosphere and, more importantly, tweets from food nerds.

Cooking Up a Storm!

Liz Neumark | Posted 02.11.2012 | Home
Liz Neumark

What do you serve 2,000 celebrants with sophisticated palates -- without a real kitchen, within a short window of time -- when hundreds of guests arrive all at one time? Welcome to our world, where expectations run high and every game is an away game.

Archived Menus Reveal Historic D.C. Restaurant Fare (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 12.03.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Although the nation's capital has a grand history of swanky hotels and restaurants, quick turnover has always been a reality. Unlike som...

All Hands on Deck: NYPL Turns to the Crowd to Develop Digital Collections

The New York Public Library | Posted 11.16.2011 | New York
The New York Public Library

By Vicky Gan, Intern, Strategic Planning Office, The New York Public Library Crowdsourcing is a loaded term. Since its 2006 debut, the word has burge...

Should Every Restaurant Have A Farm?

Liza de Guia | Posted 11.06.2011 | Home
Liza de Guia

"Last year we had way more produce than we could use, so this year, we tried to scale back a little bit to hit the sweet spot a little more closely." ...

Starbucks' Secret Menu

The Daily Meal | Posted 10.15.2011 | Home
The Daily Meal

Frequenters of Starbucks know the situation all too well: You're standing in line, reciting the precise order of the five different descriptors that...

Cheesecake Factory Debuts 'SkinnyLicious' Menu

Posted 10.01.2011 | Home

The Cheesecake Factory, a restaurant known for its heaping portions and epically long menu, has expanded its lower-calorie offerings with the new "Ski...

Drool-Worthy Menu Descriptions

Inside Scoop | Posted 09.13.2011 | Home

I study menus every night, so I should be immune to their literary charms. However, a few well chosen words can hook me like a fish going after a brig...

More Restaurants Experiment With iPad Menus

AP | CARYN ROUSSEAU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

CHICAGO — The bar is buzzing on a busy night at Chicago Cut steakhouse as regulars Keith and Peg Bragg sit at a high table scanning the wine lis...

Talking Turkey

The New York Public Library | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
The New York Public Library

While you're digesting yesterday's meal, feast your eyes on this: vintage Thanksgiving greeting cards from the early 20th century, along with seasonal posters and menus.

The Menu For Daniel Boulud's $1,000 Game Dinner

Grub Street New York | By: | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

November 18 marks Daniel Boulud's annual wild-game dinner at his restaurant Daniel. A press release tells us this "legendary dinner began as a private...

Earth Day Dishes At Mario Batali's Restaurants (PHOTOS)

Elizabeth Meltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Elizabeth Meltz

Each of our chefs has created a menu or dish, essentially an interpretation of what Earth Day means to them.

How To Live On $0 A Day: Sample The Good Life

Lesley Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lesley Stern

I'm not advocating dining and dashing (except on special occasions). Nor am I suggesting we return to the old ways of hunting and foraging for sustenance (a practice often referred to as "stealing" these days).

License to Party

Liz Neumark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Liz Neumark

The food service industry supports a very broad range of employees, creating jobs for thousands of workers. And there's noo bail out for the hospitality industry.

Raw Food for Health and Beauty

Ani Phyo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Ani Phyo

The food choices we make have the biggest impact on our planet. Shop and eat locally and seasonally to cut down on the distance our food travels.

A Day of Delicious, Nutritious, Healthy Raw Food

Ani Phyo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Ani Phyo

As an eco-raw food chef and author, folks often ask me what I eat. I'll show you here what I ate yesterday, and you'll see it's hardly carrot sticks and celery.