Nina and Tim Zagat

From Nina and Tim Zagat

  • The Unsung Heroine of Julie & Julia

    Julie & Julia brings back memories of the Cordon Bleu's unforgettable Mme. Bressart.

  • American Dining's Service Deficit

    About 70 percent of the complaints recorded by the Zagat Survey are about service, far more than food. The authors describe the problems in America's dining service and provide suggestions for how to improve the restaurant experience for everyone.

  • Cuba in a Time Warp

    After a trip to the Havana Bienal art exposition, the authors discover that the best Cuban food isn't in Cuba anymore--it's in Miami and New York. Will scaling back Communism help Cuba reclaim its flavor?

  • Why the restaurant industry won't get eaten

    These days, people regularly ask us -- every day, really -- whether the restaurant industry is likely to be blown away by the current economic storms…

  • We All Eat. And We Eat Out.

    Why do we predict continuing growth in the restaurant industry? The same demographics that produced a long-term restaurant revolution and shaped today's dining-out habits haven't changed. Let's get real. We always have to eat.

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Adventures in Legal Weed

Colorado is now well into its first year as the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. How's it going? James Hamblin visits Aspen.

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What Makes a Story Great?

The storytellers behind House of CardsandThis American Life reflect on the creative process.

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Tracing Sriracha's Origin to Thailand

Ever wonder how the wildly popular hot sauce got its name? It all started in Si Racha.

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Where Confiscated Wildlife Ends Up

A government facility outside of Denver houses more than a million products of the illegal wildlife trade, from tigers and bears to bald eagles.

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Is Wine Healthy?

James Hamblin prepares to impress his date with knowledge about the health benefits of wine.

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The World's Largest Balloon Festival

Nine days, more than 700 balloons, and a whole lot of hot air

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