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.
Yesterday was baseball’s opening day, as anyone trying to navigate the East Village within a two block radius of the newly opened MLB Fan Cave might have noticed, and we have to admit: we do feel a twinge of excitement. Not because of any moony, patriotic feelings we harbor towards The National Pastime, or because of an excuse to proudly root for our hometowns, even if our hometowns are embarrassing. But because of the FOOD. We’ve come a long way from ballpark franks and 32-ounce cups of light domestic beer.
Yankee Stadium, for example, boasts a shiny new Craft Beer stand this season. Oh, it’s owned by MillerCoors? Wait, half the beers on tap aren’t even beers? Okay, maybe Yankee Stadium is a bad example. You know who’s got legit options? Citi Field. Let’s explore those, shall we? Here are 5 reasons Citi Field’s Ballpark Menu trumps Yankee Stadium’s options.