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NASA Just Released The Greatest Ever Picture Of Indonesia - Vice

For most of our lives, we're used to seeing Indonesia on the map as a string of tiny islands sandwiched between the massive continents of Eurasia and Australia, but in reality Indonesia a lot bigger than we think. NASA has recently released a incredible photo showing the true grandeur of …

Indonesia

Osaka (part 1 of 2)

A few weeks ago, S and I made our very first trip to Osaka, Japan. While I’d been to Japan previously and had explored quite a fair bit of the …

Tokuyamazushi (徳山鮓), Shiga

Located right next to Lake Yogo, Tokuyamazushi is a hotel restaurant that serves some uncommon Japanese cuisines. A beautiful place with stunning …

Restaurants

Evolution Is Slower Than It Looks and Faster Than You Think

In the 1950s, the Finnish biologist Björn Kurtén noticed something unusual in the fossilized horses he was studying. When he compared the shapes of …

Biology

US Meat consumption per person, in pounds, since the beginning of the 20th century

21 Hidden Bars In New York City (And How To Find Them)

New Yorkers have a history of drinking in speakeasies dating back to the Prohibition.<p>These days, a new breed of speakeasy has cropped up around the …

New York City

The world's most expensive hot dog

It is a hot dog like no other, but fans of the humble snack may balk at the price, which is around 100 times the cost of an average dog.The caviar …

The world’s taste for whiskey, visualized

Japanese beverage giant Suntory is acquiring Beam, which makes Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark bourbons, among other spirits, for $16 billion. The two companies control nearly 10% of the global whiskey market, according to International Wine and Spirit Research. Combined, they will obviously be going …

Whiskey

24 American Microbreweries Every Beer Lover Should Know

A Beginner's Guide to American Single Malt Whiskey

A couple years ago, American single malt whiskey had its <i>Bottle Shock</i> moment. Just like the California wines that beat the French in a blind taste …

Single Malt Whisky

The 12 Best Sushi Restaurants In New York City

Tanoshi<p>The entire restaurant is only 10 seats around a counter – seats that are extremely difficult to reserve. That’s because the sushi here is so …

Restaurants

The 13 Best Tasting Menus In NYC

Battersby<p>The Infatuation calls Battersby, located in Cobble Hill, an “under-the-radar gem.” The food is “minimalist” but full of flavor and chefs pay …

Restaurants

Inside Hunt & Fish Club, Wall Street’s New Favorite Steakhouse

Two streets and one block over from Times Square, a new steakhouse has Wall Street buzzing.<p>Hunt & Fish Club — the $5 million brainchild of founders …

Wall Street
Restaurants

The 10 best restaurants to eat uni in Manhattan

10. Toro<p>Chelsea’s Toro combines Spanish influences with local market-fresh ingredients in its tapas dishes.<p>Try the sea urchin pressed panini sandwich …

Restaurants

Chef Corey Lee’s Imitation Game

For his new restaurant at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Corey Lee asked the world’s top chefs to reveal their culinary secrets so he could copy their signature dishes exactly. And they said yes<p><b>NEXT SPRING,</b> when three-Michelin-star chef Corey Lee opens In Situ, his new restaurant on the …

Restaurants

America’s best restaurant just got BURNT

Thomas Keller’s Per Se—the lavish New York restaurant boasting $125 tagliatelle made with “shaved black winter truffles from Provence” (where else?) on its chef’s tasting menu—was marched slowly and mercilessly to the meat grinder Tuesday (Jan. 12), when New York Times food critic-turned-assassin …

Restaurants

Why Refrigerators Were So Slow to Catch On in China

The technology was once considered superfluous, until contemporary capitalism made it a necessity. An Object Lesson.<p>“Have you thought about buying a refrigerator?” I asked my aunt one day over lunch.<p>I was living in a smallish rural town in Shandong province, China, called Jiaxiang, conducting …

Dystopia

How America became a global cheese power

Forget about orange plastic slices. A new breed of edgy cheesemonger is transforming the way that Americans eat their cheese

Restaurants

Walk Through the Oldest Tunnel in North America to Get to this Cocktail Bar | FWx

Le Boudoir, an underground cocktail bar in Brooklyn, got a lot of attention when it opened earlier this year, due to its Marie Antoinette theme. But …

Drinking

Salvation Burger Review: April Bloomfield's Star Is $25, No Fries - Bloomberg

People have been asking what I think about Salvation Burger since the day it opened in early February. It's a burger place and everyone loves to talk …

Restaurants

The Great American Bucket List: 50 Restaurants That Make All Americans Proud

<i>Editor's Note: Need a bucket list that doesn't require a road trip? Then check your local Eat Seeker, our constantly updated list of where you should</i> …

Drinking

The Office :: The Speakeasy at The Aviary

Downstairs underneath one of the most innovative cocktail bars in the country, hidden behind a locked door, is a closet-sized speakeasy. Inside is …

Why People Wait for Hours to Eat Au Cheval's Cheeseburger

Welcome to The Hot Dish, a behind the scenes look at the making of a Chicago classic dish. Today, for Burger Week, Au Cheval's head chef Annie Gano and general manager Erika Golz show how the West Loop hotspot prepares the burger that Bon Appetit declared the best in America.<p>Open for over three …

Restaurants

Review: Smyth is a triumphant return to Chicago for chefs John and Karen Shields

You couldn't ask for a better homecoming than the one that John B. Shields and his wife, Karen Urie Shields, have created on Ada Street.<p>John was sous-chef for Charlie Trotter for two years, then was sous-chef for Grant Achatz for the first two years of Alinea. Karen was pastry sous-chef under Gale …

Restaurants

Is Au Cheval the Best Burger in America?

Chicago’s Au Cheval received the crown of Best Burger in America from Bon Appétit in 2012 and from there a cascade of similar awards followed, most …

Restaurants

Why are so many top tennis players suffering injuries, and what can be done?

The promotional poster for the Miami Open, which continues this week, was telling.<p>"Federer, Serena, Nadal, Venus Williams, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Juan Martin del Potro" it screamed in capital letters, celebrating the stars who would be competing.<p>In the event however, Serena Williams, Djokovic …

Novak Djokovic

Cilantro @ MiCasa All Suite Hotel

For an entire generation of Malaysian restaurant devotees, Cilantro evokes memories of some of their best meals in KL, haunting its patrons' dreams …

Running a marathon is as traumatic for your body as having heart surgery

Although marathon runners are widely regarded as some of the healthiest people on Earth, cranking out those 26.2 miles (42 kilometers) does a number on your body. In addition to all wear and tear it puts on your muscles, bones, and heart, it can also affect your kidneys. Researchers at the Yale …

Heart Surgery