In September of last year, I had the opportunity to visit the beachside community of Gulf Shores, Alabama, an idyllic vacation spot famous for its plentiful seafood. Here I discovered The Royal Oyster, a quaint, unassuming seafood shack that turned out to be a true culinary gem. Owner Marissa Wilkins and her team serve a
Murray’s classic mac and cheeseMurray’s Cheese Bleecker Street is getting cheesier. Murray’s Cheese, which operates an iconic specialty cheese shop and neighboring wine and cheese bar will be expanding with Murray’s Mac and Cheese, a chef-driven macaroni and cheese concept, showcasing a range of Murray’s gooey, creamy and stinky offerings. Macaroni noodles, however, will not be
Lucky Strike Lanes opened its first location in Hollywood, California in 2003 with the goal of building a new social experience for people of all ages around the nostalgic fun of bowling. Now it’s shifting its focus away from the lanes with a new concept, Lucky Strike Social, that opened near Chicago’s Wrigley Field on
Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin A 500-sq. ft. suite inside the former Versace Mansion on Miami Beach is now home to the first Sushi by Bou outside of New York CitySushi by Bou This February, Sushi by Bou, the experiential omakase by David Bouhadana held inside secret hotel rooms, opened its first location outside
Good Catch has created a plant-based tuna that boasts all of the texture, none of the smell.Credit: Good Catch Tuna’s a perennially popular fish that’s long been the filling for sandwiches, the base for casseroles and a top selection at sushi bars. The fish’s ubiquity has put it in the sights of startups looking to
When I explain my fish-based research to folks, the question that pops up the most is: “What kind of seafood is ok to eat?” My answer is always, “How much time do you have?” Unfortunately, there is no quick and easy way to handle this inquiry. A truly good answer involves peeling back the layers
Politics often has an effect on a country’s culinary history. My family is from Cyprus, a tiny island country in the Mediterranean, whose culinary influences include Greek, Turkish, Byzantine, French, Catalan, Ottoman and Middle Eastern. Other than its geographic proximity, in the crosshairs of three continents, its richness in foods is the result of the
T he galaxy of five-star hospitality added several new constellations this year as Forbes Travel Guide announced its 2019 Star Award winners—the 61st annual list of the world’s finest hotels, restaurants and spas. In rating the most luxurious locales this year, Forbes Travel Guide explored many new destinations—from Anguilla, Bahrain, Belize and Doha to Hanoi,
The beautiful Italian island of Sardinia is outside the country mostly known for its Caribbean beaches, the crystalline water, its luxurious villas and the glamorous life. However, in the past few weeks, Sardinia was all over the news for another reason. Photos of shepherds pouring milk on highways and town streets have been under the
Photocredit: GettyGetty The legal regulations for social media posts in the wine industry have long been quite rigid. Many of these rulings date back to the repeal of Prohibition, in 1933, and the establishment of a three-tier liquor sales system that was created to theoretically not give undo control to any one specific sales tier.
Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Standing-only fast-casual dining at Ikinari SteakKuni’s Corporation The Japan-based steak restaurant chain Ikinari Steak has closed its seven of the 11 restaurants in New York. The closure followed its quick expansion since its arrival in New York in February 2017. Pepper Food Service, the operator of Ikinari
“The results show that handwritten typeface creates a competitive advantage by conveying a sense of human touch, which subsequently induces the perception that love is symbolically imbued in the restaurant’s offerings,” the authors wrote. “The belief that ‘menu contains love’ leads to a wide range of favorable consumer responses, including positive attitudes toward the menu,
Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Aside from honor, there really are plenty of perks just for being nominated—at least for the 25 Oscar nominees in the acting and directing categories. Among them is the “Everyone Wins” Nominee Gift Bag valued at more than $100,000, which includes decadent vacations, VIP memberships, jewelry
Courtesy of Slim Chickens Who can resist Southern hospitality—or Southern comfort food for that matter? Based on the performance of Fayetteville, Arkansas-based Slim Chickens, which prides itself on offering “Delta food where food is honest and meals are social,” few can. In Technomic’s ranking of the top 500 restaurant chains in the U.S., revenue at
Can milk from cows that only produce the A2 protein ease digestion pain? The A2 Milk Company. The competitive world of alternative milks has a new insurgent: The A2 Milk Company. The publicly traded Australian firm sells milk from cows that naturally produce the A2 kind of beta-casein protein only. Most cows produce another protein,
Originally a remote settlement next to a serpentine river, San Antonio is now the seventh-largest city in the United States, attracting more than 32 million visitors a year. In 2018, the city celebrated its 300th anniversary of the founding of the Mission San Antonio de Valero, the Presidio San Antonio de Bejar, and the City
Walmart stock jumps to its highest level in 2019 after the retailer’s holiday quarter results topped expectations. (Photo by Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images)Getty Walmart shares jumped 3.6% Tuesday to their highest level this year after the world’s largest retailer reported better-than- expected holiday quarter sales and profit and kept its outlook for the year.
Photo Credit: GettyGetty Wine lovers know the tempting power of a cheese plate—it’s the nexus of one of the world’s great pairings. Look to the Mediterranean for fresh wine and dairy partners that go beyond cheese. Santa Margherita Ligure is a pastel-shaded village in the Italian Riviera, a momentary train ride from the Cinque Terre.
(photo credit: Getty)Getty There has been a lot of news lately about the fact that despite the wine industry’s best intentions, millennials are drinking more spirits and beer and less wine. Much of what we are reading addresses the baby boomer generation “aging out” of wine buying either by consuming less due to medical conditions
When the 2019 Michelin Guide Switzerland launched earlier this month, Franck Giovannini, 44, who now helms the iconic Hôtel De Ville In Crissier near Lausanne, was thrilled to see the restaurant retain its three stars.“Even though I have been cooking in this kitchen for 24 years,” he said, “Until recently, I was always working for