Myles Karp

NYC

NYC's Nutella Cafe Is Not the Den of Sin I Had Hoped For

The cafe is more reminiscent of a middle-school classroom than Michele Ferrero’s Monte Carlo hideaway. Where's the sex?
Myles Karp
4.22.19
Restaurant Confessionals

The Wildest Things I Saw as a Food Cart Inspector for the NYC Parks Department

From the hot dog stand cartels to the crown jewel of violations—cooking capybara in the park—it was anything but dull.
Anonymous
6.20.18
fruit

How to Get the World's Best Mangoes in the US, Right Now

The Alphonso is the holy grail of Indian mangoes, and you just might be able to sink your teeth into one.
Myles Karp
5.16.18
Ice Cream

The History of Cuba's Ongoing Obsession with Ice Cream

From 15-scoop sundaes to Castro's infatuation with a white-uddered cow, Cuba's relationship with ice cream has always been a passionate affair.
Myles Karp
5.10.18
history

How Kimchi Was Used As Political Leverage in the Vietnam War

The story of LBJ, the president of South Korea, and a $2 million annual supply of fermented cabbage.
Myles Karp
4.5.18
Thai Food

The Surprising Reason that There Are So Many Thai Restaurants in America

You may have noticed that the ratio of Thai restaurants to Thai people in the US is high—and it's no coincidence.
Myles Karp
3.29.18
Cheese

WTF Happened to Government Cheese?

Does anyone remember that cheap dairy by-product that stunk up American kitchens from the late 70s to the early 90s with the stench of stinky gym socks?
Myles Karp
2.19.18
longreads

We Were Promised the World's Most Delicious Mangoes. They Never Came.

Although the ban on India's Alphonso mangoes was lifted a decade ago, they're still virtually impossible to find in America. Here's why.
Myles Karp
2.7.18
Fast Food

Farewell to Chicago's 'Rock N Roll McDonald's'

Like rock 'n' roll itself, the iconic restaurant has been demolished as part of a corporate push toward modernization. We blame Maroon 5.
Myles Karp
1.31.18
movies

An Exhaustive Analysis of the Iconic Pizza Scene in 'Home Alone'

Keep the change, ya filthy animal.
Myles Karp
12.15.17
Fast Food Week

From Mafia Murders to Pitbull: How the Strange Story of Miami Subs Epitomizes Florida

Every Florida kid remembers the fries, the gyros, and the contract killing.
Myles Karp
11.23.17
WTF

This Might Be the Weirdest Restaurant in America

There's definitely no old Soviet spy equipment embedded inside.
Myles Karp
10.4.17
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