Here’s the Full List of the ‘World’s 50 Best Restaurants’ For 2018

The news straight out of Bilbao, where hundreds of chefs and restaurateurs gathered today for the announcement of the annual ‘World’s 50 Best Restaurants,’ is that Massimo Bottura’s Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy, is once again the “best,” after previously taking the top spot in 2016. Spain’s El Celler de Can Roca, which nabbed the No. 1 spot in 2015, is currently No. 2, and last year’s victor, Eleven Madison Park, is now ranked at No. 4. So much drama.

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Hot Plates: Documentary about women in the restaurant business — ‘we need to get a little louder’

Although more than half of culinary school graduates are women, fewer than 7 percent of restaurant owners and head chefs are female, according to a Bloomberg News statistic James cites. And when Time magazine ran a story earlier this decade lauding “Gods of the Kitchen,” a roundup of top culinary talent that exclusively featured men, James, a former newspaper reporter who worked at her mother’s restaurant growing up, found the enraging inspiration for her first documentary film.

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Facing Your Biggest Fear: Restaurant Failure

Every new business owner faces the same dilemma: what if it doesn’t work out?

Well, it’s not as bad as you think. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor, 75 percent of new businesses survive their first year. But the challenge continues as 69 percent survive the second year and only 50 percent make it to five years.

But just because the data says so, doesn’t mean you will just let chance dictate your fate. By learning about the most common mistakes many restaurant owners make, you increase your chance of surpassing the challenges and succeeding in your business.

What are some reasons why restaurants fail?

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How much to tip servers, taxi drivers, and hotel staff in 49 countries around the world


Figuring out how much to tip— and when to tip — is already complicated enough in the country you live in. But in a different country where customs and practices vary, tipping can come with a whole new set of rules.

America has a reputation for tipping, while many European countries are known for not tipping. In fact, in some countries, tipping is even considered rude. More confusing yet are the countries where tipping isn’t common practice, but has tourist areas that expect tips regardless.

What’s a traveler to do?

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Behold the Downtown Views From the New Terrace Bar Inside the Peninsula Hotel

The Peninsula Chicago management seeks to give Chicagoans a swanky new terrace lounge with Z Bar, the new bar opening this afternoon on the hotel’s sixth floor. It’s a lesson in luxury with new views of the Mag Mile, decadent drinks with ingredients like 24-karat edible gold flakes, and fancy cocktail carts serving patrons throughout a 131-seat space. The space brings some electricity inside the 20-story Gold Coast hotel.

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15 Best Restaurants in Dublin

The restaurant scene in Dublin has never been as good as it is right now. Whether you’re looking for a belt-busting six course lunch or just a few native oysters to accompany a glass of Guinness, you’re spoiled for choice. Wondering where to start? Here are some of our current favorites of where to eat in Dublin from all around the city.

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