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  • What's Cooking at Fast-Food Restaurants
    Call it the Chipotle effect. With fast-casual restaurants such as Chipotle and Panera Bread growing at a sprint while fast-food counterparts expand at more of a slow jog, the latter group is entering the race is trying to shift upscale. At stake is a...

  • Be Your Own Brewmaster, One Drop at a Time
    Craft beer continued to post double-digit growth even in the depths of the recession, as many consumers saw the $8 or $9 they spent on a six-pack an affordable luxury. But what if you didn't have to spend extra to get what some consider a better-...

  • Hamburglar, Spuds, the Colonel Retire as Fast Food Grows Up
    Oh, where are the brand mascots of yesteryear? The Quisps, the Hamburglars, the Colonels who tweaked our fancy and tickled our tastebuds? It seems like almost every day, the brand images many Americans grew up with are being shelved. The latest victim...

  • Celebrity Jet Chefs Cook for the Style-High Club
    For those who fly in style, there's a new way to make sure they wine and dine in style. Jet Chefs is a new program from the private aviation company Smart Jets, which is trying to differentiate its service by offering clients something more, something...

  • A Hungry World: Lots of Food, in Too Few Places
    Of the roughly 7 billion people in the world, an estimated 870 million suffer each day from hunger. That's hunger from malnutrition or not eating even the lowest amount of daily recommended calories — 1,800 — while often enduring food...

  • Bacon Around the World: Speck-en Sie Bacon?
    People often think of it as being as American as apple pie, but many cultures around the world bring home the bacon. The largest pork-producing nation is China, clocking in at 51.6 million metric tons, according to the USDA’s Foreign Agriculture...

  • PB&J, Mac and Cheese Step Out From Kids'-Fare Shadow
    At Peanut Butter & Co., the bread’s gone artisanal and the target customer is grown up. The Greenwich Village restaurant, along with eateries that serve macaroni and cheese, grilled cheese, and spaghetti and meatballs, are emblematic of the rise...

  • Shake Shack — Coming to a Ballpark Near You?
    Ask any fan of the Mets or the Nationals what the best part about coming to the ballpark is and you’re bound to get fans who put Shake Shack at the top. The burger, frozen custard joint of famed restaurateur Danny Meyer is known to be so packed that...

  • On Singapore Airlines, Flyers Order Premium Meals in Advance
    Complimentary meals in economy class are scarce these days, and when they are served, they often bear the brunt of jokes. In premium cabins, however, airlines tend to invest a little bit more and one airline is offering a unique experience for passengers...

  • Unbelievable Theme Bars
    It’s the weekend and you’re ready for a night on the town. So you might just go and pull up a barstool at your favorite local pub — like you do every weekend — and maybe that’s worked for you for a long time. [slideshow:67185...

  • Unbelievable Theme Bars
    It’s the weekend and you’re ready for a night on the town. So you might just go and pull up a barstool at your favorite local pub — like you do every weekend — and maybe that’s worked for you for a long time. But like any...

  • Vodka Flavors You've Never Heard Of
    Stir in one part candy store, one part alcohol, and a splash of cocktail risk-taking. For many vodka producers, this is a recipe for success, as they seek to capture the American consumer and draw attention to their brands through creative new flavors....

  • Best Airport Restaurants
    What is the deal with airport food? If only some stand-up comedian would tackle this vexing and universal subject: Airport food is stereotypically lackluster and sold for jacked-up prices by vendors capitalizing on a cranky and imprisoned audience. Still...

  • America’s Fattest Cities 2012
    According to a recent poll by Gallup, 26 percent of American adults are obese.* The obesity epidemic has been going on for decades, and today, health-care costs associated with obesity are estimated at $147 billion a year. To be considered obese, a person...

  • Chick-fil-A to Launch Food Truck; Will Others Follow?
    In April, a franchisee will launch Chick-fil-A’s first food truck that will serve customers in the Washington, D.C., area. Currently, there is only one traditional Chick-fil-A restaurant in the nation’s capital. "If they don’t have...

  • Unique Neighborhood Coffee Shops
    Whether dark roast, light roast, with milk, or black, no matter how you take your morning cup, you are part of a worldwide community of java drinkers that have made coffee one of the world’s top-traded agricultural commodities. For as many coffee...

  • Girl Scouts: Year-Round Sales by Bakers Don’t Affect Sales
    For the past 35 years, Little Brownie Bakers has been making Girl Scout Cookies. But there’s a story behind this story. Little Brownie Bakers is a division of Keebler, which is owned by Kellogg. And over the last couple years, supermarket versions...

  • A Tie for the Title of Largest American-Owned Brewer
    D.G. Yuengling & Son made headlines in January when it was announced it had passed Boston Beer Company as the largest American-owned brewery. The buzz centered on estimates from trade publication Beer Marketer’s Insights which pegged Yuengling...

  • Sam Adams Brewer Crafts Beer for the Granddaddy of All Marathons
    One of the founding fathers of the U.S. craft beer movement is joining forces with the world’s oldest annual marathon. On Thursday, the Boston Beer Company will announce a first-ever partnership between the maker of Sam Adams and the Boston Athletic...

  • The World's Best Beers
    Today’s beer industry is dominated by a handful of large macro-brand corporations such as the "big four" brewers: Belgium-based Anheuser-Busch InBev, London-listed SABMiller, Heineken of Holland, and Denmark's Carlsberg. Between them,...

  • Weird Celebrity Chef Endorsements
    Celebrity chef Paula Deen has been a fixture on Food Network since 2002. She’s been teaching aspiring comfort-food cooks how to prepare their own decadent creations, which use butter, sugar, and bacon as primary ingredients. On Jan. 17, 2012, she...

  • Weird Celebrity Chef Endorsements
    Celebrity chef Paula Deen has been a fixture on the Food Network since 2002. She’s been teaching aspiring comfort-food cooks how to prepare their own decadent creations, which use butter, sugar and bacon as primary ingredients. On Jan. 17, 2012, she...

  • Eccentric Wines From Unique Wineries
    To stand out in the crowded, tradition-bound wine industry, independent wineries often invite visitors to their wineries to take a tour, get a taste, and take home a memorable experience — as well as a bottle or two (or 12). Quirky backstories,...

  • 5 Undefeated Eating Challenges
    For many people, the words "eating challenge" evoke the iconic scene in the movie The Great Outdoors, when John Candy tackles "The Old 96er" to the chagrin of his digestive tract. More recently, the Travel Channel's Man v. Food...

  • Unique Beers From Top American Brewpubs
    Brewpub owners around the country agree that having an original, fun, or funky space where guests feel comfortable is key to ensuring repeat business. A knowledgeable and friendly staff capable of making recommendations to craft beer novices as well as...

  • Europe's Most Luxurious Hotels
    With the euro zone in crisis and the U.S. economy sluggish at best, luxury breaks in some of the world's best hotels might not be at the top of everyone's priority list, but premium hotels are doing surprisingly well, according to research by...

  • Gross Halloween Candy
    Halloween dates back to Celtic celebrations in the 5th century B.C., but the tradition of handing out treats has a shorter history. Most likely it originated with the “All Souls’ Day” parades in England, where poor citizens would beg for...

  • 24 Karat Cuisines
    In August 2011, the price of gold rose 26 percent. The contentious U.S. debt ceiling fight led many investors to believe that financial apocalypse was nigh, and when survivalist mode kicked in they bought their own personal stockpiles of gold.  ...

  • America's Favorite Chocolates
      It should come as no surprise that Americans have a sweet tooth. According to SymphonyIRI Group, a Chicago market research firm, people in the U.S. spent more than $7 billion for individual-sized chocolate candy bars, bags and boxes in just one...

  • A Food Truck Revolution? Central Park Truck to Serve Alcohol
    When New York’s famed Tavern on the Green closed due to bankruptcy last year, it left a void for many in the city’s restaurant landscape, particularly tourists who had heard about the legendary space and still flocked to the location unaware...

  • Luxurious Hotel Perks
    By Colleen Kane, CNBC.com The wisdom goes at upscale hotels that “for money you can get anything,” notes Jan Freitag, vice president of STR, a provider of market analysis for the hotel industry.  That is, anything within reason, Freitag...

  • America's Weirdest Restaurants
    Novelty and theme restaurants seem to be more common outside the U.S., especially in Asia, but we’ve uncovered 20 unusual dining experiences right here in the USA, serving cuisines from the aggressively unhealthy to whimsical works of art. Some...

  • 15 Countries That Consume the Most Alcohol
    From country to country around the world, people’s relationship with alcohol varies greatly. In some places it serves as a point of national identity, and in others it has become detrimental to a country's overall health. Recently, the World...

  • America's Top Foodie Cities
    What makes a city great for food-lovers? It’s a topic almost as contentious as the use of the term “foodie.”  A city’s food appeal is not just measured by fine dining or Michelin stars; you have to also consider the everyday...

  • The 10 Biggest U.S. Craft Breweries
    Accounting for $7 billion in the U.S. beer market, craft breweries have seen a surge in sales during the recession, compared to the overall beer industry.  Craft breweries, defined as those that produce less than 2 million barrels of beer annually,...

  • America's Best Cities for Happy Hour
    In the midst of a long and stressful work week, many Americans find respite in casual drinks with coworkers. Not only can ‘happy hour’ take the edge off, but socializing with coworkers after office hours can lead to improved team ...