Food and Drinks

11 popular restaurants open on Christmas Day this year

Christmas is a time for family and food. But, if you happen to be roaming the streets for some good eats, or you aren't of Christian faith, you're probably wondering if there are restaurants open on Christmas Day. Take Chipotle, for instance (because burrito bowls during this time of year...

Friday, December 14, 2018 - 12:16pm

Photos: Starbucks Reserve Roastery NYC reconnects you with your coffee

Want to feel excited about coffee again? That’s how you’ll feel walking into the caffeinated theme park that is the Starbucks Reserve Roastery NYC, opening Dec. 14 at 61 Ninth Ave. in the Meatpacking District. Described as “both workshop and stage,” the Roastery is...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 6:03am

Want free cupcakes? Here's how to get some on National Cupcake Day

Try to eat a cupcake without smiling. We dare you. It's nearly impossible to bite into a fluffy base frosted to perfection and stay glum. That's why we celebrate National Cupcake Day annually on December 15: because they deserve recognition for all the cheering up they do.  As author...

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 10:10pm

Why you really shouldn't be eating raw cookie dough

What's the best part about baking snickerdoodles or Pillsbury's chocolate chip? Most people would tell you that it's sneaking a bite or two of raw cookie dough (or, perhaps, licking the bowl clean).  With the holiday season in full swing, the CDC has issued an update to one of its...

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 4:03pm

How to get free Panera bagels every day for the rest of the year

The year is coming to an end and to make the last days as enjoyable as possible,  you can now get free Panera bagels every day for the rest of the year. So if you like bagels and you’re not a member of Panera’s free-to-join MyPanera program, it’s time to sign up! All you...

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 1:48pm

How to get free Starbucks coffee for an entire month after the New Year

Free Starbucks seems like something out of a dream. But, the popular coffee and pastry chain is answering our prayers this holiday season. While supplies last, Starbucks' Brewed Refill Tumbler is available for purchase in participating U.S. stores for $40. If you bring this limited-edition 16-...

Monday, December 10, 2018 - 5:09pm

Your Subway sandwich can now be made with cheesy garlic bread

For the first time ever, Subway bread is getting an indulgent, cheesy twist. The restaurant chain just introduced Ultimate Cheesy Garlic Bread to its menu. According to a press release sent to Metro, this "features a garlic butter spread made with real butter and roasted garlic, melted...

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 1:47pm

NYC home to most best restaurants in America: OpenTable

New York City has long been a haven for foodies, and more than just having a lot of options, the five boroughs are home to the biggest share of best restaurants in America, according to OpenTable. OpenTable announced its 100 Best Restaurants in America 2018 list this week, looking at the dining...

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 11:23am

Hostess cereal is hitting shelves after the New Year

Let me tell you a secret: I've never been much of a sugary cereal person. Traditionally, I've stuck with Special K and the ever-nutritional Grape Nuts, and growing up, I found myself indulging only when the time was right. Post announced it's debuting Hostess cereal in January 2019...

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 2:49pm

FDA: Several dry dog foods recalled for toxic vitamin D levels

The FDA announced a dog food recall Monday affecting at least a dozen products link to excessive, possibly lethal levels of vitamin D. "The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating the presence of elevated, potentially toxic levels of vitamin D in several dry pet foods," reads...

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 1:48pm

Attention New Yorkers: the NcRib is back in town

Last winter, NYC-based Southeast Asian sandwich shop Num Pang Kitchen introduced the NcRib, an adaptation of McDonald's cult favorite McRib that's had a love-hate relationship with foodies for decades. (It never stays in restaurants for long.) Num Pang Kitchen, known for their pulled...

Monday, December 3, 2018 - 11:53am

Candy booze just hit Applebee's for $1

A Jolly Rancher drink has just hit Applebee's nationwide as December's Neighborhood Drink of the Month. This is the first time Applebee's has teamed up with a candy brand such as Jolly Rancher, own by The Hershey Company. It's also the first time the restaurant is giving guests a...

Friday, November 30, 2018 - 4:03pm

Feast your eyes on the weirdest candy canes of 2018

"Christmas just got a whole lot weirder," reads Archie McPhee's website. That's because the Seattle-based novelty store makes unorthodox candy canes (and by unorthodox, we mean as weird as weird can get). Archie McPhee made headlines back in September when its Mac and Cheese...

Friday, November 30, 2018 - 1:34pm

Kellogg's is launching Strawberry Krispies after the New Year

There's been a string of exciting launches in the cereal sphere lately. General Mills brought back Trix's original (and vibrant) fruity shapes that were discontinued over a decade ago. Post announced a daring Sour Patch Kids cereal debuting at the end of December. Now, Kellogg's is...

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 10:21am

Meet the Santa Claus of craft cocktails, Greg Boehm of Miracle

The closest thing we have in the real world to Santa Claus is Greg Boehm. If you’re drinking at a Christmas-themed bar this holiday season somewhere in the United States, chances are good he’s behind it. Boehm is the founder of Miracle, the Christmas bar with homey vibes and serious...

Sunday, November 25, 2018 - 6:27pm

Pork products recalled due to Listeria infections

When the CDC warned consumers about eating any kind of romaine this week, you probably ran straight to your fridge with trashcans ready. But, there was another FSIS and CDC report you might have missed amid the lettuce-disposing frenzy: a pork recall linked to an outbreak of Listeria. 165368 C....

Friday, November 23, 2018 - 2:36pm

6 food deals to fuel your Black Friday

You'll be talking about the trials and tribulations of Black Friday once stores close their doors to assess the damage (and pull sales associates from the rubble). But, you'll need something to fuel you while you shop. Black Friday food deals exist, and they'll keep you on track and...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 4:37pm

Is Chipotle open on Thanksgiving this year?

Chipotle leaves its doors open on a number of national holidays: Memorial Day, Labor Day, even Christmas Eve. As for when the popular burrito and quac franchise is closed, Fourth of July is one of those days. But, is Chipotle open on Thanksgiving? Thanksgiving is...

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 1:43pm

Prepare for GoT season 8 with this Game of Thrones whisky

Perhaps you've played GoT drinking games before. Take a shot every time someone dies. Knock back a spiked seltzer every third curse word. (All while drinking responsibly, of course.) And, maybe you're using one of the few Game of Thrones drinks now on the market. Brewery Ommegang, for...

Monday, November 19, 2018 - 8:28pm

Thanksgiving Is the Best Holiday and Here's 10 Reasons Why

Thanksgiving is the best holiday, a fact obvious to anyone who loves eating and hates drama. For the rest of you, I’ve got 10 reasons to prove it.  Everyone Is in a Good Mood Whether or not you buy into the “most wonderful time of the year” propaganda, there’s every...

Monday, November 19, 2018 - 4:40pm