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restaurants

I often get emails from listeners traveling to New York who want restaurant recommendations. So now here they are, in one handy place!

Psychologist Charles Spence says "taste" is influenced by many different factors -- from the background music in a restaurant to your own DNA and even the shape of your spoon.

Is it OK to claim your seat before you get your food in a busy restaurant? A listener with a dining ethics dilemma calls in for advice from Dan and Kenji Lopez-Alt of Serious Eats.

Shake Shack’s Danny Meyer explains why tipping is a hoax, which questions his servers aren't allowed to ask, and how his dad's bankruptcies affected him.

If the food at a restaurant just isn’t your taste, should you send it back? A father and daughter disagree, so Dan and Kenji Lopez-Alt of Serious Eats weigh in.

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We follow a young truffle dealer as he hustles his way across New York City, then try to figure out why people pay so much for this funky fungus.

The comedian reflects on his experiences with race as a restaurant customer, including the pros and cons of dining out when you're in an interracial marriage.

How do restaurants appeal to very different groups of customers at the same time? We continue our exploration of race, culture, food, and the signals restaurants send.

What judgments do we make about a restaurant's food, based on how the people working there look?