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Birmingham's upscale restaurants cook up high ratings on Yelp - Birmingham Business Journal (blog)

Birmingham's upscale restaurants cook up high ratings on Yelp - Birmingham Business Journal (blog) | Urban eating | Scoop.it
Birmingham's upscale restaurants cook up high ratings on Yelp Birmingham Business Journal (blog) The National Restaurant Association estimates industry sales are expected to hit a record high of $683.4 billion in 2014, representing the fifth...
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Erotic Cake Wire: After 28 years in business, Seattle's...

Erotic Cake Wire: After 28 years in business, Seattle's... | Urban eating | Scoop.it
After 28 years in business, Seattle's premier erotic cake bakery, aptly titled the Erotic Cake Bakery, is closing up shop. Owner Kimmie Barnett tells The Stranger that demand for explicit cakes has (inexplicably) waned in recent years.
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Food TV: Rashida Jones to Produce New Restaurant Dramedy Mix

Food TV: Rashida Jones to Produce New Restaurant Dramedy Mix | Urban eating | Scoop.it
[Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images News]
Actors Will McCormack and Rashida Jones' production company Le Train Train has sold a family restaurant show to ABC.
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Expansionwire: Dunkin' Donuts opens its first location...

Expansionwire: Dunkin' Donuts opens its first location... | Urban eating | Scoop.it
Dunkin' Donuts opens its first location in Los Angeles proper next week. Eater LA confirms that it is the first of 150 outlets the chain plans to open within the next several years. The first 100 people in line at 5 a.m.
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Eventswire: What You Missed at MAD 4, Day 1: Soba Noodles, Armpit Cheese, and Spice Magicians

Eventswire: What You Missed at MAD 4, Day 1: Soba Noodles, Armpit Cheese, and Spice Magicians | Urban eating | Scoop.it
[All Photos: Amy McKeever]
Yesterday morning, the fourth annual MAD Symposium kicked off in Copenhagen, Denmark, hosted by Noma chef René Redzepi and co-curated by chef Alex Atala of D.O.M. in Brazil.
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Food Assistance Provided to Veterans Differently in Different Counties - KCRG

Food Assistance Provided to Veterans Differently in Different Counties - KCRG | Urban eating | Scoop.it
Food Assistance Provided to Veterans Differently in Different Counties KCRG BENTON COUNTY, Iowa - Every year, thousands of Iowa veterans request food assistance from their county veterans affairs offices, but each county handles those requests a...
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Roy Choi to Go Into Fast-Food with Daniel Patterson (And The World Rejoices)

Roy Choi to Go Into Fast-Food with Daniel Patterson (And The World Rejoices) | Urban eating | Scoop.it
Roy Choi + Daniel Patterson + burgers = the fast-food nation we’ve been waiting for.
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Long Island’s Other Jewish Ramen Savant Explains How Mu Ramen Came To Be

Long Island’s Other Jewish Ramen Savant Explains How Mu Ramen Came To Be | Urban eating | Scoop.it
"I consider mine very New York style." Ivan Orkin isn’t the only nice Jewish boy from Long Island to aspire to ramen greatness.
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Maiz Start-up Masienda Supplies Tortilla-Crazed Chefs With Exotic Breeds of Mexican Corn

Maiz Start-up Masienda Supplies Tortilla-Crazed Chefs With Exotic Breeds of Mexican Corn | Urban eating | Scoop.it
Getting caught in the maize. If Kate Barney and Jorge Gaviria have their way, Mexican-food mavens will soon progress from asking “Where do you get your tortillas?” to “Where do you get the corn for your tortillas?
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Al Pastor Tacos Will Be the Main Attraction at Alex Stupak’s Empellón al Pastor, Opening Next Month

Al Pastor Tacos Will Be the Main Attraction at Alex Stupak’s Empellón al Pastor, Opening Next Month | Urban eating | Scoop.it
When former wd~50 and Alinea pastry chef Alex Stupak left the world of thermoreversible hydrocolloids and liquid nitrogen to open his first of two Empellón Mexican restaurants, he wasn’t thinking too hard about tacos.
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Bottle shock: Napa Valley quake shatters prized wine collections - Reuters

Bottle shock: Napa Valley quake shatters prized wine collections Reuters Aug 24 (Reuters) - Prized collections and wooden casks crashed to cellar floors when a 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck Napa Valley on Sunday, but damage to the famous wine...
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Eater’s Editor in Chief Calls For Real Change in Restaurant Industry (and Not Just Reservation Apps)

Eater’s Editor in Chief Calls For Real Change in Restaurant Industry (and Not Just Reservation Apps) | Urban eating | Scoop.it
Think she’s looking at you, Resy.
Eater’s Editor in Chief, Amanda Kludt, published an essay on another site within Vox Media, The Verge, on her thoughts on the future of the restaurant industry.
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Video Interlude: Watch Michael Voltaggio's Ice Bucket Challenge, Featuring Liquid Nitrogen

Video Interlude: Watch Michael Voltaggio's Ice Bucket Challenge, Featuring Liquid Nitrogen | Urban eating | Scoop.it
The latest chef to hop on the ice bucket challenge wagon is Los Angeles's Michael Voltaggio, but at least he does so in style: By adding some liquid nitrogen to the mix.
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Shitshows: Is NYC's Latin-Indian restaurant At Vermilion...

Shitshows: Is NYC's Latin-Indian restaurant At Vermilion... | Urban eating | Scoop.it
Is NYC's Latin-Indian restaurant At Vermilion the biggest shitshow in New York?
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Doggie Dining: California Makes Dining Outside With Your Dog Legal

Doggie Dining: California Makes Dining Outside With Your Dog Legal | Urban eating | Scoop.it
[Photo: Chelsea Nesvig/Flickr]
Today in un-bans: Since many restaurants were apparently skirting the law anyway, California legislators have finally made it legal for dogs to accompany their owners on restaurant patios.
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Eater Inside: Behold the Multiple Concepts Inside SLS Las Vegas

Eater Inside: Behold the Multiple Concepts Inside SLS Las Vegas | Urban eating | Scoop.it
[Photos: Wonho Frank Lee/Eater Vegas] The hotly anticipated SLS Las Vegas — the newest resort on the Las Vegas Strip — officially debuted over the weekend, bringing with it several restaurant concepts from the SBE portfolio: José Andrés's...
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Coming Attractions: Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich Plan New Restaurant

Coming Attractions: Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich Plan New Restaurant | Urban eating | Scoop.it
[Photos: Joe Bastianich/Facebook, Mario Batali/Facebook]
Chef Mario Batali and restaurateur Joe Bastianich will open a new restaurant in New York City.
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The Chains: In the wake of a sales...

The Chains: In the wake of a sales... | Urban eating | Scoop.it
In the wake of a sales slump, McDonald's announced that it would be replacing its President and notes that it has lost most of its young fans, reports the WSJ.
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Courting Tim Hortons, Burger King Has Plans for a Fast-Food Empire - New York Times

Courting Tim Hortons, Burger King Has Plans for a Fast-Food Empire - New York Times | Urban eating | Scoop.it
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Courting Tim Hortons, Burger King Has Plans for a Fast-Food Empire
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But the deal would also steer the company into perilous territory for fast-food restaurants by bringing together multiple brands under one roof.
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26 New Restaurants Opening This Fall

26 New Restaurants Opening This Fall | Urban eating | Scoop.it
GG’s morcilla-and-mozzarella pizza. September:
Marta
29 E. 29th St., nr. Madison Ave.; 212-651-3800.
Even in Italy, Naples-style is not the last word on pizza—just don’t mention it to a Neapolitan.
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Fall Preview: Mexican-Restaurant News

Fall Preview: Mexican-Restaurant News | Urban eating | Scoop.it
With Alegre, Chopped judge Aarón Sánchez pays tribute to the cooking of the pioneering Mexican chef Zarela Martinez, who happens to be his mother (146 Orchard St., nr. Rivington St.; no phone yet; Oct.).
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Enrique Olvera to Serve ‘Single-Origin’ Tortillas at Cosme, Opening Next Week

Enrique Olvera to Serve ‘Single-Origin’ Tortillas at Cosme, Opening Next Week | Urban eating | Scoop.it
"If I want to do authentic Mexican, maybe I'd stay in Mexico, no?" Can a Mexican chef cook Mexican food in New York?
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Burger King Just Issued A Direct Challenge To The White House (THI, BKW)

Burger King Just Issued A Direct Challenge To The White House (THI, BKW) | Urban eating | Scoop.it
The big corporate news of the day is that Burger King is in talks to acquire Canadian coffee and donut chain Tim Hortons.
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Barista-Free Coffee Shop Uses the Honor System to Turn a Profit - TIME

Barista-Free Coffee Shop Uses the Honor System to Turn a Profit - TIME | Urban eating | Scoop.it
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Barista-Free Coffee Shop Uses the Honor System to Turn a Profit
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10 months ago, a coffee shop in Valley City, North Dakota (pop.
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The Best New Restaurant is Troy Restaurant, Home to Dragonslayers, Statues, and European-Something Recipes

The Best New Restaurant is Troy Restaurant, Home to Dragonslayers, Statues, and European-Something Recipes | Urban eating | Scoop.it
In what can only be described as the greatest restaurant commercial ever, a new Staten Island restaurant has … really outdone itself.
Gawker spoke with the owner of Troy Restaurant, who assured the world that the “Empire of Taste” is European-style.
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Green Bay Packers' New Stadium Menu Blurs Line Between Revolting and Genius

Green Bay Packers' New Stadium Menu Blurs Line Between Revolting and Genius | Urban eating | Scoop.it
Damn!! New at Lambeau Field at Packers game. The HORSE COLLAR! pic.twitter.com/96OcTcCYJT— Bill Michaels (@Bill_Michaels) August 21, 2014
Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin is now home to some seriously questionable, probably delicious snacks.
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