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Battle of the Coasts: L.A. versus NYC Dining

Welcome to L.A. Week on First We Feast. As part of our continuing initiative to devote more coverage to Los Angeles, we'll be running special features all week to explore the…

Photos by Liz Barclay, unless noted

The Rise of the Compton Taco

Welcome to L.A. Week on First We Feast. As part of our continuing initiative to devote more coverage to Los Angeles, we'll be running special features all week to explore the…

Photos: Alice Gao/ Club Monaco

Is Club Monaco The Noma of Fashion?

Food and fashion is not a particularly novel pairing. These days, in-store cafes and bars are common, and when Top Chef winner Ilan Hall opened his first New York restaurant last year he did it…

A typical cafeteria lunch in Finland: Pea soup, beet salad, carrot salad, bread, and pannakkau (dessert pancake) with fresh berries. (All photos via Sweetgreen)

School Lunches Are Amazing Everywhere But the U.S.

Below is a photo of a typical school cafeteria lunch in the good ole U.S.A.—it's really beige, and also really sad. Now contrast the fried "popcorn" chicken, syrupy fruit, and giant cookie …

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The Changing Face of Koreatown

Welcome to L.A. Week on First We Feast. As part of our continuing initiative to devote more coverage to Los Angeles, we'll be running special features all week to explore the…

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The World’s Ballsiest Food Heists

When you think about the greatest heists in history, stories of missing Manet paintings, bank-vault tunnels, and epic train hijackings probably come to mind first. But did you know that…

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Our 5 Favorite Puerto Rican Restaurants in the Bronx

Already the birthplace of hip-hop, home to America's most storied baseball franchise, and haven for West African, Albanian, and Bangladeshi immigrants, the Bronx is also a critically important…