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Bao Review: Taiwanese Street Food Has Londoners Queuing Down the Road

bloomberg.com — The queue along Lexington Street in London's Soho is the first clue to the popularity of Bao, a no-reservations Taiwanese street-food joint in Soho. The line forms before this tiny new restaurant opens for lunch or dinner and doesn't ever seem to diminish during service. Latecomers are politely turned away at closing time.

U.S. Ambassador Matthew Barzun Picks His Favorite London Restaurants

bloomberg.com — Matthew W. Barzun, ambassador of the United States of America to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Internet pioneer, and former ambassador to Sweden, wants to discuss something about which he has very strong feelings. Food.

Nineteen Top Women Chefs Speak Out on Their Barriers to Success

bloomberg.com — The appointment of Kim Woodward as the first woman chef at London's Savoy Grill in its 126-year history certainly caught the attention of other women. "I punched the air," says Anna Haugh, head chef at London House, which (like the Savoy Grill) is owned by Gordon Ramsay.

London pop-up restaurant serves home cooking from around the world

vancouversun.com — LONDON - Mazi Mas, a social enterprise that supports migrant women through training and experience in the food industry, is looking to expand overseas from its base in London, where it runs a pop-up restaurant and a catering operation.

Bloomberg Briefs

newsletters.briefs.bloomberg.com — It may be America's greatest export: the hamburger. Wherever I go around the globe it seems to be the unbeatable rising food trend. On the facade of a small brick building near Sao Paulo's financial district Faria Lima, I saw spelled out "The Best Burger in the World."

Here’s Why It’s Worth Traveling to Canary Wharf for the Food

bloomberg.com — As secrets go, Le Secret des Rôtisseurs is well-kept: The place is hard to find and I don't know anyone who has been there. Then again, it's located at Canary Wharf, which isn't yet a dining destination, even though there are more than 70 cafes, bars, and restaurants.

New York Chef April Bloomfield Road Tests the London Restaurant Scene

bloomberg.com — April Bloomfield examines the cake she has been served at a pop-up Champagne-and-afternoon-tea room in Burlington Arcade, a promenade of luxury shops that links Piccadilly to Mayfair. It's in the shape of a hamburger. The British-born chef is visiting London from New York, where her restaurants include the Spotted Pig celebrity hotspot, as well as the Breslin, the John Dory, and Salvation Taco.

Grain Store Unleashed: Where Vegetables Gleefully Hog the Limelight

bloomberg.com — Bruno Loubet is top banana when it comes to healthy eating. The French chef shunned meat-centered cuisine at Grain Store, his second London restaurant, when he opened it two years ago. It felt like a bold move then to build each dish around a vegetable. It has paid off.

London Pop-Up Restaurant Company Mazi Mas Employs Immigrant Women in Need

bloomberg.com — Mazi Mas, a social enterprise that supports migrant women through training and experience in the food industry, is looking to expand overseas from its base in London, where it runs a pop-up restaurant and a catering operation.

Chiltern Firehouse Chef to Open Tavern by London’s Square Mile

bloomberg.com — Nuno Mendes, the chef who cooks for celebrities from David Beckham to Lindsay Lohan at Chiltern Firehouse, plans to open a tavern next month that's very different in style from the fashionable London restaurant. Taberna do Mercado in Spitalfields market, on the edge of the city's financial district, will be an informal venue, open all day.
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May 22, 2015

Mandarin Oriental International to acquire the Hotel Ritz, Madrid, for €130 million in a venture with The Olayan Group of Saudi Arabia.

May 22, 2015

RT @Galvin_brothers: If you're in the City join us at Cafe A Vin from 11.30am for #StreetFood done the Galvin way - we'll be cooking on the terrace all lunch!

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