Slop Machines

In the world capital of decadence, one Las Vegas “farm” has built an empire monetizing buffet waste, and its porcine feedback loop keeps the masses gorging.

Source: Eater
Published: May 16, 2017
Length: 12 minutes (3,021 words)

The Top 25 Food Moments From “Seinfeld”

Food — from the infamous chocolate babka to the “big salad” — figures heavily in the popular ’90s sitcom, Seinfeld. Eater offers 25 Seinfeld food “favorites, ranked based on their influence on pop culture, accuracy at mirroring real life, and overall hilarity.”

Source: Eater
Published: Apr 17, 2017
Length: 8 minutes (2,004 words)

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Get by with a Lot of Unpaid Labor

Behind every celebrity chef, an army of eager, uncompensated stagiaires.

Source: Eater
Published: Apr 13, 2017
Length: 6 minutes (1,745 words)

Tokyo Plays Itself

From butler cafes and cat cafes to dinners eaten in front of robots, Tokyo offers visitors a range of over-the-top, touristy experiences as beloved for their camp as their escapism, but what does the city’s themed experiences reveal about its unique psyche? Does it have to mean anything at all?

Source: Eater
Published: Feb 21, 2017
Length: 14 minutes (3,701 words)

Fiction Confidential

Before he became the patron saint of every tattooed-chef-in-a-gentrifying-neighborhood, Anthony Bourdain wrote novels. What can they tell us about the man behind the bad-boy persona?

Source: Eater
Published: Jan 25, 2017
Length: 17 minutes (4,333 words)

I Work in the Restaurant Industry. Obamacare Saved My Family’s Life.

Baker Allison Robicelli on the difficulty of offering insurance (or being insured) in the service industry, and how the Affordable Care Act started to change things — and saved her and her husband’s lives.

Source: Eater
Published: Jan 12, 2017
Length: 10 minutes (2,532 words)

California Dreaming

A profile of restaurant chef Jessica Koslow, who owns Sqirl, a hip L.A. restaurant that serves “grain bowls and hashes and salads” that “scream with acid and spice and herbs and the funk of fermentation.” Bull looks at the fetishization of “California food” and the lure of living in Southern California.

Source: Eater
Published: Nov 4, 2016
Length: 25 minutes (6,277 words)

Carl’s Jr., and the Thing That Happened There

“It was 1982. We were young. There was only one urinal.”

Source: Eater
Published: Nov 2, 2016
Length: 10 minutes (2,576 words)

The 24-Year-Old Coca-Cola Virgin

“If you’re looking for evidence of mass commonality, it doesn’t come cheaper or more convenient than Coke. It’s consumed around 1.9 billion times per day, and distributed everywhere except North Korea and Cuba (for now). Through Coke we all have something in common — Liz Taylor knows it, the president knows it, the bum knows it, and you know it. I, on the other hand, can only trust and speculate. I’ve never had a Coke in my life.”

Source: Eater
Published: Sep 7, 2016
Length: 22 minutes (5,573 words)

Twilight of the Four Seasons

A legend goes down. (With cigars and tuna carpaccio.)

Source: Eater
Published: Sep 1, 2016
Length: 7 minutes (1,923 words)