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January’s Eight Biggest Food Stories

David Chang goes west, Tide Pod-lookalike desserts, and Salt Bae’s theatrical seasoning comes to NYC

Salt Bae in a suit, sprinkling salt over a steak on a wooden board Jean Schwarzwalder for Eater New York

This week on the Eater Upsell podcast, Dan Geneen and I discuss the most interesting food stories of January.

We debate the merits of Somebody Feed Phil, the new Netflix show from Everybody Loves Raymond creator Phil Rosenthal; discuss the disturbing trend of Tide Pod consumption; shed some light on how bizarre it is that New York’s grossest dive Continental Bar is now grammar-shaming its customers; bitch about the restaurant investors who anonymously complained about restaurateur and chef Barbara Lynch behind her back to the press; discuss the failure of Dave Chang’s delivery-only restaurant Ando and the opening of his LA newcomer Majordomo; mourn the loss of the original celebrity chef, Paul Bocuse; and learn about a Bangkok street vendor who wants to give back her Michelin star.

To wrap it all up, Dan gets New York critic Robert Sietsema’s instant takeaways on their meal together at the new Salt Bae steakhouse in Manhattan. Spoiler: He’s not a fan.

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