Articles by Anthony Smith
Frej

Interview: Executive Chef Frederik Berselius of "Frej," the Hottest New Restaurant in Town

I sat down with Frederik Berselius, one-half of the Executive Chef team at "Frej," the hottest new restaurant in town, for the inside scoop on where his dazzling pop-up will be going in the near future. Here's what he had to say. Read more

Olympics

2012 London Olympics Food: The Ultimate Guide to the Crazy, Unbelievable Eating Habits of Olympic Athletes

For those of you who thought the food pyramid's recommendation for five-to-eleven servings of grain a day was a little daunting, prepare to be floored. Here's your guide to the crazy dining preparation hoops through which the staff behind London's Olympic Village is currently jumping. Read more

Salty Burger

Free Wireless at Wendy's!

This one's pretty much a game-changer. Read more

chocolate

New Evidence Points to Mayans as Eating Chocolate

Looks like you're not the only ones pigging out on too much chocolate. Read more

Bacon Sundae

Looks Like Burger King's New Menu and Marketing Are Finally Paying Off!

After a significant rough patch, the Burger King fast food chain (number three in sales, number ten in our hearts) appears to be bouncing back, reporting its second quarter of positive sales growth in a row, with a global and national growth of 4.4% of same-store sales. Read more

Bedford

The Bedford Cheese Shop Expands into Manhattan

The Bedford Cheese shop has made good on its big plans to open on mainland New York City. Recently, they cut the ribbon on their 5,000 square-foot space in the Gramercy area, an affluent enclave of green that is, perhaps, more in keeping with the mild shop's pungent pricing than Williamsburg. Read more

Chick-fil-a

The Epic Conclusion of the 2012 Chick-fil-A Anti-Gay Saga, or, Everyone Needs to Stop Talking about Chick-fil-A Right Now

Why we should all be ashamed of ourselves, and a solution on how we can (and must!) do better next time. Read more

fish tacos

Recession Eats: Breakfast Tacos Recipe

I know what you're thinking: Anthony, you haven't written anything about the recession in a long time. Have you abandoned us? Will you vote for Romney this fall? Read more

Jamba

Superhero Team-Up: Jamba Juice and KonaRed Unveil New Line of Berry Juices

Jamba Juice just announced an Avengers-style team-up with its new partner, the healthy bottled juice company KonaRed. Together, the juice giants plan on producing two new berry juices, the Kona Berry Blast Smoothie and the Kona Berry Bowl, which are expected to hit Jamba Juice's menus as early as August of 2012. Read more

Chipotle

Are Three Companies Waiting in the Wings to Replace Chipotle?

Ah, Chipotle. Your burritos keep growing on us, even as your stocks plummet. But don't worry, fajita peddlers: it's not like your company is in failure of going under anytime soon. In fact, your huge and recent dips are just reactions to typical stock market skittishness. Read more

Chick-fil-a

Happy Chick-fil-A Day, Opponents of Same-Sex Marriage!

It's been a long two weeks for Chick-fil-A founder, secret billionaire, and openly gay-hating Dan Cathy, who came out of his conservatively appointed closet around two weeks ago with a comment that he was "guilty as charged" when it came to being a supporter of traditional, biblical marriage-- and that anything less was tantamount to inviting God's judgment. Read more

Fat Duck

Our Favorite Negative Yelp Reviews of the Best Restaurants in the World

When it comes to Yelp, a website that crowdsources reviews for just about everything, there are two prevailing schools of thought: detractors, who criticize the website's consolidation of majority opinion for decimating any chance of anyone serendipitously stumbling upon a new favorite; and apologists, who credit Yelp's ability to cut thr... Read more

David Chang

The Ultimate Guide to Things Celebrity Chef David Chang Hates

It's no secret that David Chang's rebelliousness-cum-crotchetiness is part of what makes him so gosh darn charming in the first place. A couple of years ago, he and a fellow chef engaged in a little talk called "I Call Bullshit!" which featured a discussion of a broad range of food topics that drew their derision. Read more

avocado

What Do The 2012 London Olympics, Avocados, and Subway Have in Common?

If you've been watching much of NBC's 2012 London Olympics coverage, you've probably seen a really bizarre commercial for Subway, the popular fast food sandwich chain. Read more

Burger King

Racism? At Your Burger King? The Answer May Surprise You

A Burger King chef in a Folkestone branch has been thrown in jail after inundating two members of his staff with severe and hostile racial abuse. Read more

Hot Dogs

It's the End of National Hot Dog Month

Dear readers, it is our severe misfortune to report that National Hot Dog Month is coming to an end. Read more

Chick-fil-a

Chick-Fil-A's Bigoted Billionaires Dan Cathy and Donald Cathy

Just because your fried chicken chain's logo doesn't have Colonel Sanders in it doesn't mean your corporation is faceless. In fact, as former politicians Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee have both pointed out, there are some very real people who's reputations and livelihoods are on the line here. Let's take a closer look at some of them. Read more

Chipotle

2012 Chipotle Serves Up 10 Million Pounds of Locally Grown Produce

it was recently announced that Chipotle Mexican Grill was on a track to serve up more than 10 million pounds of locally grown produce to its customers. Read more

Jamba

Jamba Juice Gets Even Healthier

Jamba Juice is really rubbing its competition's fat face in it. Read more

Olympics

2012 London Olympics: Why Is McDonald's Sponsoring Physically Fit Children?

In a topsy-turvy bit of branding with super-sized dissonance, fast food giant and neighborhood lard dealer McDonald's announced earlier today that it has searched far-and-wide (read: across Canada) in an effort to select four children to send to the 2012 London Olympics as part of the company's Champions of Play program. Read more