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José Andrés Offers Free Lunch to Winners of Trump’s ‘Dishonest & Corrupt Media Awards’

Source: Grub Street NY

As expected, the competition is really heating up for President Trump’s “Most Dishonest & Corrupt Media Awards,” alternately titled the “Fake News Awards,” depending on the Trump tweet.

But if desire for this yuuge prize weren’t killing journalists already, Trump’s top culinary foe José Andrés is …

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Two Teens Staged a Fake Proposal at a Fancy Restaurant to Get Free Dessert

Source: Grub Street NY

After a rough week of being teenagers, Cati Domitrovich and Alex Nagle decided they deserved a special night this past Saturday. So they hatched a plan that involved going to a fancy dinner as a pretend couple. At the end of the meal, Nagle dropped onto one knee …

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Chef Rants on Facebook to Defend a Restaurant’s $25 Cake-Cutting Fee

Source: Grub Street NY

To help educate people who think BYO dessert is a restaurant diner’s God-given right, the pastry chef at the Nobu down in Perth, Australia, has penned what he no doubt believes is a helpful primer on cakeage fees, and why they’ve become a sad but necessary …

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5 Thanksgiving Pies That Break the Traditional Mold

Source: Grub Street NY


Victory Garden’s Pumpkin Pie

For those who dare to break the holiday-dessert stranglehold, a new array of options to finish your feast with surprise endings that are frozen, Nutella-riddled, or prune-laced.

1. Victory Garden’s Pumpkin Pie in a Gingersnap Crust, $20 (pictured above)
Surprisingly refreshing and subtly tangy goat’s-milk ice cream is flavored with pumpkin and its attendant autumnal spices (allspice, mace, cinnamon), then packed into a gluten-free gingersnap-cookie crust.
31 Carmine St., nr. Bleecker St.; 212-206-7273; orders must be prepaid and require 24-to-48-hour advance notice.

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2. Breads Bakery’s Chocolate Babka Pie, $35
New York’s best ...

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Bakery That Refused to Make Cake for Gay Wedding Could Be Fined $150K

Source: Grub Street NY


Supports are trying to crowd-source a legal fund.

Discrimination often doesn’t pay, reputationally speaking, but the Kleins — owners of an Oregon bakery that made headlines in 2013 for refusing to bake a cake for a lesbian couple whose union they viewed as “an abomination unto the Lord” — are now proof that it doesn’t pay financially, either. More than a year after the engaged couple filed the claim (and got a free cake from Duff Goldman), the state’s Bureau of Labor and Industries has finally agreed that the Kleins discriminated unlawfully against the couple, and it says damages, ...

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