George Town, a colonial port on the island of Penang, dazzles visitors with its winding alleys, pastel-painted storefronts, sumptuously restored hotels and mouthwatering food.
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Businesses in Phoenix Struggle As Homelessness Crisis Continues
As homelessness overwhelms downtown Phoenix, a small business wonders how long it can hang on.
Facing Extinction, but Available for Selfies in Japan’s Animal Cafes
Critically endangered species and ones banned from international trade are among the hundreds of types birds, reptiles and mammals that researchers identified at 142 animal cafes.
Restaurant Review: Tatiana by Kwame Onwuachi Is Talking to You, America
Fine dining rarely has much to say about the state of the country. A celebratory new restaurant at Lincoln Center is different.
A Peek Behind the Bloodstained Curtains of the Blacklips Performance Cult
Plus: Café de Flore-themed tableware, a stylish German pub and more recommendations from T Magazine.
Where to Celebrate Your Birthday in Your 30s, and More Reader Questions
Dinner, drinks and dancing? No problem.
The Odors From the Restaurant Downstairs Are Ruining My Life
Everyone is entitled to live in an apartment free of noxious odors, but compelling a landlord to take action comes with risks.
Do Dining Sheds Still Make Sense?
They were crucial for restaurants and cooped-up New Yorkers during the pandemic. Now their usefulness is being debated.
The ‘It’ Coat This Winter Is Rachel Antonoff’s Pasta Puffer
The statement jacket designed by Rachel Antonoff and patterned with farfalle has become a social-media and street-style sensation.
The Cozy New York City Restaurants Readers Love
We asked for recommendations, and you delivered.
Burger King Is Hungry Jack’s in Australia. What Will Wendy’s Be?
The American burger chain plans to enter the Australian market. The problem? There’s already a fast food company down under with the same name.
Restaurant Chains Make It Cost More to Be Loyal
Recent changes to rewards programs at places like Dunkin’ and Starbucks mean customers must pay more before perks kick in. The companies blame inflation.
Sake Is Booming in America
Imports are way up, retail shops are proliferating and more sake breweries are opening.
The Next Generation of New York Diners
The aesthetics are familiar, but the menus go beyond your standard egg plate.
Woman Ignited Gay Pride Flag, Damaging SoHo Bistro, Police Say
The intentional fire at Little Prince, which was captured by a security camera, was being investigated as a possible hate crime, officials said.
The Chefs Who Have Buenos Aires (Reluctantly) Waiting in Line
Local Argentine ingredients are the stars on the menus in a city that feels almost jubilant after long Covid lockdowns, and of course, the victory of a certain soccer team.
Waffles, Gentle Slopes and Cloudberries Everywhere: Skiing in Sälen, Sweden
Gstaad it’s not, but this snowy region within driving distance of Stockholm has welcoming cabins deep in the forest, trails for every level of skier and a possibility of gnomes.
Where Should the Covid-Conscious Dine? It’s All About Risk.
Readers want to know where they can feel safe, but the answer is different for everyone.
Food-Scented Candles Have Taken Off
A pantry’s worth of savory food scents, from burgers to croissants to latkes, are finding their way into luxury candles.
Black Chefs Are Rewriting ‘Whitewashed’ History in New Orleans
A new generation is exploring how the city’s celebrated food owes as much to West African and Caribbean cuisines as to Creole cooking.
The 25 Essential Dishes to Eat in Paris
We asked five chefs and culinary experts to determine the most delicious and memorable plates in the food-obsessed French capital. Here are the results.
When Did Hospitality Get So Hostile?
In a new era of rage, dining out has become downright volatile — with both customers and servers aggrieved.
Off Panama’s Caribbean Coast, a New Stay Perched Above the Treetops
Plus: a brasserie designed by Luke Edward Hall, a gallery highlighting traditional Indian craftsmanship and more recommendations from T Magazine.
Where to Find Sicilian Specialties, and More Reader Questions
Eating outdoors in the winter? No problem.
How Harry Styles Fans Took Over a Los Angeles Cafe
A stray lyric by the pop star radically changed the clientele — and fortunes — of a Los Angeles cafe.
A Little Tokyo With Modern Sensibilities Starts to Emerge in Brooklyn
In Greenpoint, new businesses are cropping up, making it a contender for Little Tokyo status.
Our Favorite Romantic Restaurants in NYC
We asked New York Times staffers for their go-to Valentine’s plans.
Why Good Frozen Pizza Is Hard to Find
As shoppers flock to the freezer aisle, artisan pizzaiolos are using new tech and express shipping to give them pies that taste like the real thing. But the translation from fresh isn’t easy.
Frozen Pizza Taste Test: Here Are the Best
To find out, four hungry Times staff members staged a blind tasting.
You Don’t Go to Sun Valley to Party
The Idaho ski resort is a favorite of the rich and famous, but still maintains a down-home feel, with casual restaurants and little pampering.
A Guide to Tainan, Taiwan’s Oldest City Turned Food Hub
Grilled beef tongue and black-sesame espresso martinis await in Tainan.
New York City Banned Foie Gras in 2019. Tell That to the Ducks.
The yearslong battle to ban the delicacy in New York City rages on, with duck farmers, animal rights activists, two mayors and France all taking sides.
Reading Between the Lines and Talking to People in Them, Too
In a series of long queues at restaurants and retail stores across New York City, one Metro writer discovered an unexpected thing: pure, unadulterated joy.
Dessert Is Never Out of the Question
Make a reservation for pastries, try savory gelato at a restaurant from the Roberta’s team and more.
Fine Dining and the Ethics of Noma’s Meticulously Crafted Fruit Beetle
Recent reports have spurred a backlash against the 1 percent of restaurants. What is the human cost of this type of eating, and will it last?
How the Corporate Cafeteria Is Changing
Even as the sprawling dining halls of old struggle with emptier workplaces, food is still important to employees, particularly the young. Many companies are reinventing the company meal.
A New Zealand Road Trip: Wine, Salmon and Stunning Views
A road trip on the country’s South Island offered perfect wines, stunning views, intimate restaurants and the chance to make a pilgrimage to a salmon Shangri-La.
It’s Dry January. Pour One Out for the Bar Owners.
Between the “tripledemic,” the economy, holiday fatigue and the temporarily sober, businesses are suffering.
Seoul’s Best Hidden Restaurants and Bars
Not far from the glare of the city center, the South Korean capital offers a wealth of cozy, cool hangouts, if you don’t mind ducking down alleys and opening a well-concealed door or two.
Anthony Bourdain’s Dream of a Street-Food Market, Urban Hawker, Opens in Midtown
Urban Hawker brings his vision, and 17 Asian vendors, to Midtown. It’s a vivid bazaar of Singaporean dishes, but some get lost in the translation.
How Restaurant Workers Help Pay for Lobbying to Keep Their Wages Low
The National Restaurant Association uses mandatory $15 food-safety classes to turn waiters and cooks into unwitting funders of its battle against minimum wage increases.
Hummus, Tahini and Other Tastes of Home in Jerusalem’s Old City
A local provides a throw-away-the-map food tour of the Muslim quarter, offering a window into the city that tourists rarely see.
What to Know About Gas Stove Alternatives
Cooking with gas isn’t the only way. Electric and induction cooking can offer some distinct advantages, experts say.
A Japanese Retreat That Brings New Meaning to Forest Bathing
Plus: a modern French steakhouse, upcycled fashion and more recommendations from T Magazine.
Noma and the Fizzle of Too-Fine Dining
An elite establishment’s closing raises questions about what a restaurant should be.
With Noma, René Redzepi Spawned a World of Imitators, but the Restaurant Remains an Original
As the renowned Copenhagen destination prepares to end its regular service, Pete Wells examines its complicated legacy.
Noma, Rated the World’s Best Restaurant, Is Closing Its Doors
The Copenhagen chef René Redzepi says fine dining at the highest level, with its grueling hours and intense workplace culture, has hit a breaking point: “It’s unsustainable.”
In the Mountains of Lebanon, a Centuries-Old Guesthouse Welcomes New Visitors
Plus: beauty tips from a makeup artist, a renovated Swiss restaurant and more recommendations from T Magazine.
A Park Slope Renaissance
New options in the quiet Brooklyn neighborhood are worth checking out.
How One Family Parlayed Mexican Food Into a Los Angeles Landmark
This year, El Cholo will mark a century as a mainstay for celebrities, students and a loyal staff. Its menu and history mix tradition and innovation.