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How Are New York Restaurants Preparing for Coronavirus?

How Are New York Restaurants Preparing for Coronavirus? Brian Keyser, who owns Casellula Cheese & Wine Café in Hell’s Kitchen, now takes an electronic thermometer to work. Members of his staff will have to take their temperatures before they start…

Corona Unleashes More Hard Seltzer on a Terrified Nation

Corona Unleashes More Hard Seltzer on a Terrified Nation Last week, Corona — the unofficial beer of the coronavirus — and its parent company Constellation Brands faced a backlas… More »

Nashville Restaurants and Bars Destroyed by Overnight Tornado

Nashville Restaurants and Bars Destroyed by Overnight Tornado Early this morning, Nashville and other parts of central Tennessee were hit by a tornado, resulting in at least 19 confirmed deaths and the destruction of more than 48 buil… More »…

Barbuto 2.0 Is a New and Improved Neighborhood Gem

Barbuto 2.0 Is a New and Improved Neighborhood Gem We should probably start with the oven: At the original Barbuto, the neighborhood trattoria that stood at the corner of Washington and West 12th Streets until it was forced to close…

Nation of Two-Buck Chuck Lovers Mourns the Death of Trader Joe

Nation of Two-Buck Chuck Lovers Mourns the Death of Trader Joe On Friday, Joe Coulombe passed away after what was reported to be a long illness. If the 89-year-old’s name doesn’t immediately ring a bell, perhaps you know him better…

The Terrifying Genius of Restaurant Letter Grades

The Terrifying Genius of Restaurant Letter Grades It’s been ten years since New York City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene began assigning letter grades to restaurants. Today, diners focus on the grades posted in each restaurant’s window, assuming they’re…

What, Exactly, Is Going on With Blue Apron?

What, Exactly, Is Going on With Blue Apron? Back in 2016, the New York Times called Blue Apron, the meal-delivery service, “the Starbucks of the meal-kit business.” It was seemingly high times for the company; during the first qua… More…

A Restaurant Critic Comes Around on Lines

A Restaurant Critic Comes Around on Lines It’s a known fact that longtime combat veterans become inured to all sorts of horrors and indignities the longer they stay in the field, and so it seems to be with the grizzled…