Independents

Independents

The EU’s War on Kebabs Has a Delicious Ending for Now

2 days ago

With all the bad news coming out of the restaurant world this week, we needed a good meat on a spit story with a happy ending.

Independents

Ken Friedman’s Times Takedown Details Key Problems Facing the Industry

3 days ago

Ken Friedman is the latest industry boldface name to face accusations of inappropriate and abusive behavior, and has stepped away from his job as a result. As these stories continue to come to light, we must work to identify the underlying problems to repair the damage and move forward.

Independents

One of America’s Best Independent Pizza Joints Just Sold for Less Than $700,000

1 week ago

We'd love to see independents valued at a much higher level than this.

Independents

Singapore’s Superior Cocktail Culture Is Attracting Serious Talent

1 week ago

Singapore's cocktail bars have figured out that the experience comes first, not the price (which is high in this city), and have created businesses that clearly stand out from their peers.

Operations

Vegan Restaurants Move From the Fringe to the Spotlight

2 weeks ago

Consumers' demand for organic, locally sourced dining is giving rise to restaurants that specialize in a particular food philosophy, showing others what it's like when your operations match your marketing.

Food

The EU Is Coming After Kebabs for ‘Health’ Reasons

2 weeks ago

Nobody eats a doner to be healthy. We eat it because it's delicious. Certainly even the joy-free EU can understand that?

Independents

Fellow Chefs Name Michel Troisgros the World’s Best Chef

3 weeks ago

Good for Troisgros, but we'd also be interested in a list like this where holding two or more Michelin stars is not the qualification necessary to participate.

Food

Newark Airport May Have the Best Sushi Connection to Tokyo’s Tsukiji Market

3 weeks ago

OTG has radically improved the dining experience at Newark's Terminal C and other airports around the U.S. In the end though, it's a long play by OTG to be ready for the day local governments allow gambling at airports. Considering the awful state of airport dining, we're happy to make this trade off.

Independents

12 Destination Restaurants (Mostly) Outside of Big Cities

4 weeks ago

As travelers search for more authentic experiences, food will continue to top their lists.

Independents

Eataly World Really Wants to Be a Food Tourism Landmark

1 month ago

We'll have more on Eataly World next week, but for now we'l just say that Farinetti's ambition is likely not overblown.

Independents

London’s Restaurant Industry Blames Brexit for Fewer Openings this Year

1 month ago

Restaurant growth in London is slowing, and Brexit is to blame. But, as in the U.S., restaurateurs cite rising food costs and labor shortages as their biggest business concerns.

Independents

Singapore’s Top Seafood Hawkers Are Going Public on the Stock Market

1 month ago

One warning sign would be the current highs at which Singapore's market is seeing. While that's good for what they could raise now, it means a drop in value may not be far behind.