A Michelin-starred chef says restaurants should stop serving avocados because they’re like ‘the blood diamonds of Mexico’

NatashaPhoto/iStock The avocado is one of the trendiest and most popular foods of the moment. However, a Michelin-star chef says the fruits are “the blood diamonds of Mexico” and “they are akin to battery chickens.” The comments come following an increasing number of restaurants removing avocados from their menus due to environmental concerns. Avocados: a […]

Trash your romaine lettuce and don’t eat any in restaurants, says the CDC

Enlarge / Romaine lettuce, looking innocuous. (credit: Chimpr / Flickr) Step away from the salad, advises the CDC. Specifically, you should stay away from romaine lettuce in every possible form: baby romaine, spring mix, whole heads, precut, the works. An outbreak of pathogenic E. coli across 11 states and Canada has been traced to romaine lettuce, an […]

Google model identifies restaurants that could give you food poisoning

Google could soon tell you which restaurants are more likely to give you food poisoning, thanks to an algorithm that can identify lapses in food safety in near real time. Working with researchers from Harvard University, Google tested a machine-learned model in Chicago and Las Vegas to identify user search queries such as “stomach cramps” […]

TripAdvisor Announced the Top 10 Pizza Restaurants and Everyone Is Freaking Out

TripAdvisor Announced the Top 10 Pizza Restaurants and Everyone Is Freaking Out Advertiser Disclosure The credit card offers that appear on the website are from credit card companies from which ThePointsGuy.com receives compensation. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site (including, for example, the order in which they appear). This […]

A new perk for the wealthy, right in their own apartment buildings: resident-only restaurants and drinks on the house in private bars

Luxury apartments are rolling out fancy and resident-exclusive restaurants. The Wall Street Journal reported that a recent crop of such eateries have sprung up in Miami. Glitzy real estate offerings of the past have featured similar wild giveaways, like art galleries and trips to space Landlords occasionally attach a few perks to apartments or houses […]

No soda for you! California bill wants to restrict kids from drinking sugary drinks at restaurants

A California bill wants to curb the amount of sugary drinks consumed by children by having restaurants provide two default choices – water or milk. Some parents are angry, saying the state shouldn’t interfere in the matter. The bill, which is aimed at tackling childhood obesity, would require that children are served milk or water […]

Yelp’s hygiene score cards for restaurants go nationwide

Back in 2013, Yelp introduced an attribute that someone who values hygiene above all else would love: restaurants’ health inspection scores. The website has only been displaying ratings on select restaurants’ pages in New York and San Francisco, though, since the feature is part of the company’s Local Inspector Value-entry Specification (LIVES) program developed with […]

Summer is here — here are the 100 best restaurants in America for outdoor dining

The Turtle Club OpenTable released its list of the 100 best restaurants in America for al fresco dining in 2018. California and Florida are home to 56 of the 100 restaurants. Other states with restaurants on the list include Hawaii, Arizona, Ohio, and Maryland. Nothing says summertime like eating outdoors. In honor of the first […]

Deliveroo will expand its network with restaurants’ own riders

Deliveroo has taken leaf out of Just Eat’s book and will allow partner restaurants to use their own riders. That means it can now team up with establishments that have their own fleet. The British food delivery app will launch a new service called “Marketplace+” in July — its partners can then use it to […]

Chili’s restaurants were hit by a data breach, compromising customer credit card information

Facebook/Chili’s Tex-Mex restaurant chain Chili’s has been hit by a data breach. Its parent company has not yet confirmed how many customers have been impacted. At least 15 separate security breaches have occurred among retail companies since January 2017. Tex-Mex restaurant chain Chili’s is the latest retailer to be impacted by a data breach. On […]