The tipping point

May 5th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Business, Uncategorized | Leave A Comment »

The tipped minimum wage does not apply to cashiers and baristas, but this jar shows how ingrained tipping has become in American culture.

A change in the tipped minimum wage forces restaurants to reconsider the way they do business.

Restaurant survival tactics

May 2nd, 2015  |  by  |  published in Business, Uncategorized | Leave A Comment »

Restaurant survival tactics

In a city that’s saturated with restaurants, it’s a challenge to be an independent restaurateur competing with larger groups.

Demand creates supply: Brazilian sweets in SoHo

March 27th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Business, Melting Pot | Leave A Comment »

Chocolate, pistachio and Oreo flavored brigadeiros. photo by: Sophia Morris

Kickstarter helps to fund a Brazilian truffle boutique — and brings in a first wave of customers, as well.


May 5th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Business | Leave A Comment »

GrubHub and Seamless stickers cover many doors, indicating that the restaurants are online.

Online food delivery services are transforming where and how New York sits down to dinner. Learn about Seamless/Grubhub, who uses the services, and why.

Weighing In Online

May 5th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Business, Health, slider | Leave A Comment »

The LoseIt forum on Reddit.

LoseIt, founded in July 2010 as a community for motivation and advice about weight loss, is one of the most popular subreddits devoted to fitness and food.

Tortilleria Nixtamal

May 1st, 2014  |  by  |  published in Business, Community, Health, Melting Pot | Leave A Comment »

Tortilleria Nixtamal

For Local Residents, A Home Away From Home By U-Jin Lee A large, metal tortilla machine sits right against the front window of Tortilleria Nixtamal, and inside, a sweet aroma of corn fills the air. Mariachi music plays quietly in the background as the patterned flags on the ceiling of the restaurant dance away. Mexican […]

Fresh Tortillas

April 23rd, 2014  |  by  |  published in Business, Community | Leave A Comment »

Fresh Tortillas

A building with peeling paint, on a backstreet in Bushwick, Brooklyn hides a delicious secret: Los Hermanos, a tortilleria that bakes thousands of fresh tortillas every week.