Why the Best Thing to Pair With Oysters Is a Deeply Smoky Scotch

For Andrew O’Reilly, it was love at first dram. While studying wine in France (he’s now the wine director at New York City’s Oceana restaurant), O’Reilly decided to take his education in an unconventional direction by writing his dissertation not on Burgundies or bubbly, but on Scotch whisky maker Laphroaig. Seated at a bar in […]

Israeli Pastries Get a New York City Makeover at This Six-Seat Bakery

While sitting in his eponymous new Israeli-style bakery, 35-year-old baking guru Adir Michaeli paints a picture: It’s Friday afternoon in Tel Aviv, and your Jewish mom is cooking for tonight’s Sabbath dinner. Aromas emanating from a rainbow of stews, rice dishes, pot roasts, schnitzels, and kugels waft through the air as you get back from […]

Why Amazon Couldn’t Compete With Uber and DoorDash

Amazon just couldn’t deliver. The e-commerce giant announced yesterday it’s shutting its Amazon Restaurant and Daily Dish platforms on June 24. Amazon Restaurants allowed Prime users to order from nearby restaurants while the Daily Dish was a lunch delivery service. GeekWires first reported the closures. The company failed to gain traction on competitors in the […]

Oaxacan Cuisine Looks Poised to Make Its Mark With U.S. Diners

While Mexican food has long been a staple of restaurants in the United States, it has only been in the past few years that more and more non-Mexican diners have stopped lumping the country’s diverse swath of cuisines together as a single genre and started parsing out the details of its distinct regional cultures. Most […]

The Roy Rogers Revival Is Fueled by Roadside Rest Stops and Its Classic Menu

While Burger King devises new ways to troll McDonald’s, Roy Rogers restaurants are happily preaching “Family Values. Family Business.” The quick-service restaurant chain known for quarter-pound cheeseburgers, roast beef sandwiches, fried chicken, and an unlimited “Fixin’s Bar” is on the comeback trail. After years spent in a state of perpetual fast-food free fall, a brand […]

Toronto Is Now Home to a Thriving Syrian Food Scene

From the first swish of tahini sauce over chickpeas at breakfast to the final crunch of baklava at dessert, Toronto has become a land of opportunity for Syrian immigrant and refugee restaurateurs looking to share a taste of their homeland with their new city and its constant parade of visitors. Since late 2015, a refugee […]

The Race Is on to Find the Next Sustainable Superstar Seafood

“There is no more normal in California,” says Kenny Belov, the owner of Two X Sea, a seafood restaurant and wholesaler on San Francisco’s waterfront. He’s not talking about the state’s wildfires or housing prices–although he certainly could be. Instead he means California fish: “People will drop their gear in the water, but there is […]

The Dolomites: Where Italian Cuisine and Adventure Reach New Heights

If you thought Italy’s allure lay largely in the opportunity to wile the away the hours eating and drinking endlessly in pastel-hued piazzas–well, you’d be right. But that’s just part of its perennial magic. For those whose version of la dolce vita includes extraordinary natural beauty, the Dolomites are a true Valhalla. Rising over 10,000 […]

A Wellness Kitchen for Dogs: Petco’s Answer to Amazon and Chewy

The pet food industry is booming possibly more than ever before, with direct-to-consumer startups and big box stores alike capitalizing on what could be the hottest trend in the space right now: fresh, human-grade pet food. Petco is catching on with the opening of a brand new, state-of-the-art pet food kitchen at its flagship store […]

Review: Niche Niche Is a Manhattan Chameleon Where the Food and Wine List Change Every Night

The semi-cooked chocolate dessert slouched in the bowl like a kid not wanting to get called on in class. Fresh whipped cream and grated bittersweet chocolate capped the confection’s dark, amorphous dunes and waves, the final plate in a four-course pre-fixe at Niche Niche, a curious two-month-old restaurant in New York’s SoHo. Was it a […]