Mother, Chef & Restaurateur: Pono Burger’s Makani Carzino

Motherhood is tough, but being a mom and running a restaurant? Makani Carzino—owner and chef of Pono Burger, Pono Kitchen + Bar, the newly opened Makani in Los Angeles, and Ultimate Burger in Hawaii—knows this life well. Carzino is the proud mama to Phoenix, her equestrian-loving, chicken-owning, chef-aspiring, soon-to-be 11-year-old daughter. We caught up with Carzino on the […]

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Behind the Counter with The Butcher’s Daughter

Delicious, flaky croissants. Crumbly, sweet blueberry scones. Warm, freshly baked bread. For most people, these indulgent pastries are synonymous with words like “butter” and “cheat day.” If words like “vegan” or “gluten-free” came to mind, then you’re probably familiar with The Butcher’s Daughter. A self-proclaimed “vegetable slaughterhouse” with three bustling locations in New York and a […]

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What’s Next for Zagat?

Plenty of head scratching accompanied the announcement that dominated food news last week. Google sold Zagat—the iconic, original crowdsourced restaurant review guide—to The Infatuation—the digital upstart and Instagram darling that’s threatened to make Zagat obsolete. A little surprised? We were, too. Zagat has been synonymous with restaurant discovery since married lawyers Nina and Tim Zagat […]

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