Food

The Forgotten History of New York’s Bagel Famines

Remembering Local 338 and the world’s toughest bagel bakers. Remembering back to a time when baking bagels was rather like being in hell, in underground bakeries with vats of boiling water and flaming, coal-...

Beef Grief

Pastrami is in crisis. The price of pastrami piled as high as New York is too high....

Pure Sweetness

The egg cream is alive and well in New York—and a lone Montreal lunch counter....

How Fast Food Chains Supersized Inequality

In many U.S. cities, bodegas serve dinner in the form of chips and soda to low-income people living nearby who have no access to neighborhood supermarkets. Fast food did not just find its way to low-income neig...

41 Most Important Hot Dog Styles In America

Burgers, step aside. Corn on the cob, stay in your lane. Apple pie? Nice try. No, there is no food more American, more essential to our national identity, than the almighty hot dog....