The plight of fast food workers has gained lots of traction recently, what with minimum wage talks, legislation for paid sick leave, and protests for fair wages. But the real crux of it is that no restaurant worker is immune to low wages, "fringe" benefits, and poverty-level problems. (That will make you feel good the next time you go out to eat, right?)
It's summer, it's a holiday, and everyone always loves an excuse to eat. It makes sense, then, that one of the most popular ways to celebrate Labor Day weekend is by having a backyard cookout. But grilling can be tricky, if not totally intimidating -- what will your mother-in-law think of your fish marinade? What if you overcook your uncle's burger? -- so why not turn to the experts. Operating under the notion that if one is good, ten is better, we put together come of the best grilling tips from ten of our favorite celebrity chefs.
Once a year, the James Beard Foundation gets off its mighty throne of pearl, throws on rough spun peasant clothes made of sack-cloth, and visits everyday, classic, mom-and-pop restaurants all across America. Then, once back in their palatial Greenwich townhouse, they choose five with the winningest humble fare and Real American-ness for an America’s Classics award. It’s almost like how the Pope brings five homeless people to the Vatican to wash their feet every Palm Thursday, except in this case, the following restaurants (and their owners) will receive shiny gold medals.