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Made a Reservation at a Nice Restaurant? You're Probably Getting Googled

A "posh" New York restaurant allegedly Googles guests and rejects the ones who aren't rich. It's not the only restaurant doing research on diners.
Bettina Makalintal
8.7.19
food news

Even Fortune Cookies Have Ads Now Because the World Is Bad

God forbid we're allowed to enjoy two bites of sugary goodness without getting a taste of late capitalism.
Jelisa Castrodale
8.7.19
food news

Tech Company Says Using Facial Recognition Technology in Bars Isn't Creepy at All

DataSparQ also hopes to roll out a feature called 'FaceTab,' which would recognize patrons and automatically add drinks to their existing tab.
Jelisa Castrodale
8.5.19
food news

This Egg Is Bigger Than Before and That's All That Matters Right Now

BIGGER THAN BEFORE.
Jelisa Castrodale
7.29.19
food news

The US Government Is Using Pineapple Pizza to Explain Russian Political Interference

We asked an online disinformation expert why the controversial dish is an apt metaphor for how trolls are messing with our country.
Jelisa Castrodale
7.29.19
food news

Jollibee Buys Struggling Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Chain, Continues Its World Takeover

The popular Filipino fast food chain, which has been called "The McDonald's of the Philippines," also bought Smashburger last year.
Jelisa Castrodale
7.26.19
food news

Body Found in Supermarket Identified as Employee Who Disappeared 10 Years Ago

"[The coolers were] so loud, there's probably no way anyone heard him."
Jelisa Castrodale
7.24.19
food news

This Tokyo Pop-Up Promises Boba Fans the 'Tapioca Land of Your Dreams'

New York's Boba Room was a disappointing mess, but this Harajuku event promises you'll "experience tapioca with your whole body."
Jelisa Castrodale
7.23.19
food news

Instagrammer Threatened With Criminal Charges for Photo of Airline's Ugly Menu

While flying business class on Garuda Indonesia, he was handed a handwritten menu on what looked like a sheet of spiral-bound paper.
Jelisa Castrodale
7.22.19
food news

America's First Legit Weed Cafe Has Nearby Synagogue Worried About the Contact High

The city of Los Angeles has approved a cannabis cafe, but the attendees of Congregation Kol Ami don't want to be neighbors.
Jelisa Castrodale
7.18.19
Booze

Man in Japan Faces Charges After Selling $3 North Korean Beer for $148

The seemingly innocent grift of reselling a beer allegedly violated Japan's Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act.
Bettina Makalintal
7.17.19
food news

The Tempura Flakes on Sushi Rolls Are Spontaneously Combusting and Starting Fires

Two sushi restaurants in Wisconsin have caught on fire since April, and investigators believe that both incidents were caused by tempura 'crunch.'
Jelisa Castrodale
7.17.19
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