New York's new tech era may not be so great for the local economy
Last week, Business Insider impresario Henry Blodget wrote a blog post saying that the bathroom attendants at Balthazar, a fashionable eatery in downtown Manhattan, make him uncomfortable. “I always forget that Balthazar makes a guy stand in the tiny bathroom all day, so whenever I open the Balthazar bathroom after breakfast, I am hit by the same series of unpleasant emotions: Annoyance, guilt, pity, uncomfortable invasion of personal space, and then... extortion.”
Will Self opens up on Jamie Oliver
The New York Times ran a lengthy piece in Wednesday’s edition generously titled “Obama’s Uncertain Path Amid Syria Bloodshed,” about the president’s waffling about what to do, if anything, about the conflict there.
According to Wednesday’s Washington Examiner, the rift in the Republican Party is even apparent in where they eat, with establishment moderates and Tea Party conservatives dining at different spots. We visited these competing Capitol Hill haunts to ask employees how these beleaguered politicians behave as customers, and that’s when we learned why politicians like these places: Nobody will talk.
Where fine dining meets the Irish goodbye
Where fine dining meets the Irish goodbye.
In Capitol Hill's cafeteria, an actual food fight
On most days, a vegetarian hill worker’s lunch options are depressing: soggy salad-bar greens, a greasy grilled cheese, or maybe—just maybe—a wrap from the sandwich station made of cheese and leftover garnishes. A few months ago, Michael Shank, then an aide to California Representative Mike Honda, found himself sick of this situation, and after conversing with his fellow veggies, he learned that they were, too. So they did what like-minded people on Capitol Hill do: They formed a caucus.
Today marks the fourth day in the largest fast-food walkout in U.S. history. One of the strikers’ key demands is a $15 hourly wage, slightly more than double the federal minimum wage of $7.25. Most people know that fast-food workers are on the low-end of the pay scale, but how low, exactly?
That doesn't mean you should
Jesus and Moses went on cleanses. That doesn’t mean you should.
But the snack food company wants you to know her "innocence and purity" are still intact
Annals of branding: The snack-food icon gets a minor makeover, but the company wants you to know she's still innocent and pure.
But it will mess with your emotions
But it will toy with your emotions in an exquisite way.