Food

Few types of restaurants are as quintessentially American as the fast food chain. Consistent, inexpensive, and reliably delicious, they’re always there for us when we need them, delivering comfort...
Steak, for better or worse, has become a staple of the diet of millions of Americans. Alongside the evolution of cattle shipments from ranches in the western United States after the Civil War,...
McDonald’s is the world’s largest restaurant chain by revenue, with more than 37,000 outlets in some 120 countries in every corner of the globe. Almost 14,000 of those are in the United...
The first Starbucks opened in Seattle 50 years ago. For its first five years, the company just sold beans and not coffee drinks. In the early 1980s, after one-time employee Howard Schutz took it...
Americans prefer light beers, according to a recent survey by YouGov, a global public opinion and data analytics website. All but one of the 15 most popular beers in the U.S. are light. The only dark...
It seems as if certain foods and drinks have been around forever, and always will be: Coca-Cola, Kellogg’s Corn Flakes, Heinz Ketchup, McDonald’s hamburgers, Oscar Mayer wieners. But for every...
Let’s face it: if you’re craving a cheeseburger, caloric intake probably isn’t at the top of your mind. Cheeseburgers are unhealthy almost by default; you won’t encounter too many people who...
Historically speaking, the United States is new to the wine game. Remains of a winery discovered in Armenia have been dated to around 4100 B.C. and the first winery in France was established in the...
A great coffee shop can be defined in different ways – a counter where you can sit or stand and enjoy a rich espresso with a thick crema; a cozy café where you can meet with friends...
According to a report published by Statista, over 202 million Americans ate bagels in 2020.  Although bagel lovers are passionate about what makes a good one – most will cite a crispy exterior and...
It’s no news that the COVID-19 pandemic has upended the restaurant industry, threatened bars and cocktail lounges with obsolescence, interrupted supermarket supply chains, and altered eating and...
“There’s one thing that’s really great about waking up early,” the comedian Kathy Griffin apparently once said, “and it’s not jogging or greeting the day —...
One common New Year’s resolution is to eat better. This often means choosing more healthy options — a salad instead of a cheeseburger, maybe, or a nice piece of grilled fish rather than a...
All cheese is basically the same thing: coagulated milk curds. The milk might come from cows, sheep, goats, water buffalo, even yaks or camels. The curds are usually compressed and often cured...