Category: Dining News

The Tree Expert Who Picks New York City’s Apples

“Some of the best fruit I’ve ever tasted has been from the you-might-die places,” says urban apple expert William Mullan. Photo: Jutharat Pinyodoonyachet I keep asking William Mullan if he’s sure he’s comfortable. “We don’t have to go through with this,” I say. “It’s not too late to reconsider!” But he assures me he’s ready as he unfurls a turquoise rope ladder and removes a long fruit-picking claw from his tote bag. We’re on an elevated footpath that runs parallel to the Brooklyn Queens Expressway, in South Williamsburg, on Yom Kippur, which meant the...

Baked Eggplant Parmesan Recipe | The Recipe Critic

This website may contain affiliate links and advertising so that we can provide recipes to you. Read my privacy policy. Eggplant parmesan is a tangy, crispy, cheesy masterpiece! Delicious eggplant covered in a delightful mix of herbs and spices, this recipe will knock your socks off! Baked to perfection, eggplant parmesan is the perfect entree for your family meal. And if you want to complete your delicious Italian feast, cook up some Roasted Asparagus, a Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad, and some homemade rolls. Your tastebuds will thank you later! Baked Eggplant Parmesan Eggplant parmesan...

The Next Season of Bravo’s ‘Top Chef’ Is Filming in Houston

Top Chef, the reality cooking competition that’s turned chefs across the country into celebrities, will officially film its next season in Houston. Rumors about the upcoming season’s Houston setting have swirled for weeks, after gossipmongers DeuxMoi posted a tip hinting at plans to film the show in Space City to their Instagram account. That rumor was officially confirmed today via a press release, alongside the announcement that the show’s 19th season will premiere on Bravo sometime in 2022. As fans may remember, two Houston chefs competed on the last season of Top Chef, filmed...

Walker Hayes’ ‘Fancy Like,’ a Song About Applebee’s, Is Everywhere Now

It’s possible that you remember the first time you heard it. Maybe it was on your TikTok feed, accompanied by a jaunty, illustrative dance. Perhaps it came when you sat down to watch the opening game of the college football season in the beginning of September. But whenever it happened, it is almost certain that you’ve heard “Fancy Like,” the country hit about finding joy in mid-tier chain restaurant Applebee’s. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_zuB-ogIBw Released on June 4, the ascendancy of country newcomer Walker Hayes’s “Fancy Like” has been the definition of meteoric. It is currently the...

Baked Spaghetti Pie Recipe | The Recipe Critic

This website may contain affiliate links and advertising so that we can provide recipes to you. Read my privacy policy. This tasty baked dish is super easy, cheesy, and flavorful! For adding a little Italian goodness to busy weeknights, spaghetti pie is the answer! Deep-dish pasta dishes are some of my absolute favorites. You have got to try my baked manicotti, chicken spaghetti, and chicken parmesan casserole! They have the BEST texture and so much ooey-gooey cheese! Cheesy Baked Spaghetti Pie Recipe If you are anything like me, when you make spaghetti, you make...

Immune to Irony, the Dutch Bros Guy Wore a Rage Against the Machine Shirt to Wall Street

On January 26, 2000, the band Rage Against the Machine stood on the steps of Federal Hall to shoot the music video for “Sleep Now in the Fire,” a song from the group’s 1999 album The Battle of Los Angeles. Michael Moore directed the music video; in it, he’s shown arguing with New York police. Toward the end of the shoot, the film crew and band tried to enter the New York Stock Exchange and the scene devolved into chaos. In interviews, guitarist Tom Morello says Moore yelled to the band, “Take the New...

Delicious Coconut Banana Bread Recipe

This website may contain affiliate links and advertising so that we can provide recipes to you. Read my privacy policy. Coconut banana bread is sweet and insanely delicious! The moist texture combined with its amazing taste will make it hard to stop after just one slice! This bread is such a yummy snack that you can eat for breakfast, brunch, or a mid-afternoon snack! This coconut banana bread delivers an amazing taste! In fact, bake it up with this Casserole, Monkey Bread, and this delicious Peach Smoothie and you will have an early morning...

The Bartender Who Left the Industry for Mortician School

Danielle Hengge in her bartending days. Photo: Daniel Hengge When, early last year, the pandemic caused mass layoffs in the hospitality industry, many unemployed workers found themselves with an unanticipated opportunity to shift careers or go back to school to pursue a deferred or long-held dream. One such worker was Danielle Hengge, who had helped start a liquor company called Barrow’s Intense and was bartending at Butter & Scotch before the restaurant shutdown. Now, she’s pursuing a new career helping people whose loved ones have passed away, attending the American Academy McAllister Institute, a...

Apple Cinnamon Streusel Muffins Recipe

This website may contain affiliate links and advertising so that we can provide recipes to you. Read my privacy policy. These crumbly apple streusel muffins are sure to become your new favorite treat. They are perfectly spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg, and bursting with fall flavor in each bite! Apples are a must when making any fall dessert. They are so soft and juicy when baked, and their tart flavor pairs perfectly with warm spices! Apple galette, tart, and cobbler are more rustic desserts to try out this fall! Cinnamon Apple Streusel Muffin Recipe...

The Great Shortage: Restaurants Struggle to Find Materials, Food, and, Most of All, Labor

At its start, the pandemic brought us images of vast trenches of rotting onions, piles of abandoned produce, and lakes of wasted milk, dumped by farmers who no longer had restaurants to buy their products. Then, it seemed like there wasn’t enough of anything: Certain Starbucks locations ran out of peach juice, sweet cream, and even cold-brew coffee. At one point, ketchup packets were in such high demand as customers avoided indoor dining in favor of drive-thrus, takeout, and delivery options that Heinz built eight new production lines — a process that normally takes...