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Sara Ventiera


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Past articles by Sara:

Can My Cat or Dog Go Vegan?

You may be wondering if your pet can go vegan. We talked to experts to find out. Plus, five recipes for your dog or cat to try. → Read More

50 Best Pizza Slices by State

Find out where to score cheesy, piping-hot slices in every state. From Roman al taglio to classic New York triangles, here are 50 slices to try around the United States. → Read More

11 Best Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale

Food Network shares where to find the best sushi, barbecue, pizza and more in Fort Lauderdale and greater Broward County, Florida. → Read More

Meet The Restaurateurs Fighting To Save The Grand Staircase-Escalante Monument

Standing between peach and cherry trees on her 6.5-acre Utah farm, Blake Spalding points to the Kaiparowits Plateau. The looming bluff is dotted with → Read More

Meet The Restaurateurs Fighting To Save The Grand Staircase-Escalante Monument

Standing between peach and cherry trees on her 6.5-acre Utah farm, Blake Spalding points to the Kaiparowits Plateau. The looming bluff is dotted with → Read More


Meet The Restaurateurs Fighting To Save The Grand Staircase-Escalante Monument

Hell's Backbone Grill is an acclaimed restaurant founded nearly 20 years ago at the edge of the Utah monument. Now, amid controversy, its owners are battling Trump's plans to downsize the land. → Read More

Coachella's Best Bites: A Retrospective

While the music lineup is obviously the draw, the food is a whole thing in and of itself. → Read More

10 Palm Springs Restaurants for Escaping Coachella

Whether you need to quell a raging hangover with a boozy brunch, chow down on a burger or keep the party going with late-night eats, here are 10 Palm Desert restaurants and bars to check out. → Read More

A Trump Cabinet Pick You Probably Haven’t Worried About Yet: Secretary of Agriculture

Of all the controversial cabinet nominees, one is the biggest test of Donald Trump’s promises to a crucial group who got him elected. The question is will his pick for Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue — no relation to the chicken family — help small, rural farmers or hurt them?... → Read More

Paradox Grille, Gateway Canyons, Colo.

Bite into the best patties across America at these Food Network-approved spots serving crave-worthy burgers made of Black Angus, wild boar, shrimp and more. → Read More

Beef Is When the Government Makes You Pay for Your Factory-Farm Competition's Advertising

There was a significant development last week in a lawsuit that is seeking to eradicate a major source of funds used to prop up factory farming of meat. → Read More

All 'Cued Up: The Tastiest Summer Food Events in NYC

All 'Cued Up Last July, Carolyn Angel and Adam Shopkorn turned a landmarked, 1840s-era meatpacking district townhouse into Fort Gansevoort, a multistory art gallery and incubator space. They christened the back courtyard Fort Gansevoort BBQ (6 Little West 12th Street, 917-639-3113, and gave their pal, fashion-week DJ and burgeoning... → Read More

Got Ads? Agriculture Industry Attempts to Cover Its Tracks Against FOIA Requests

Another day, another agricultural bill influenced by multinational corporations. Over a dozen agricultural commodity groups have pushed the House Committee on Agriculture to include language in the 2017 House Agricultural Appropriations Bill that "urges" the U.S. Department of Agriculture to exempt their promotional and research groups from Freedom of Information Act... → Read More

Feeding the 5,000 Addresses Food Waste With Free Meals in Union Square

Every year, $218 billion worth of food is wasted in the United States. Estimates claim that up to 63 million tons of perfectly safe food finds its way not onto plates, but into massive landfills, where it rots and spews out greenhouse gases like methane. Yet approximately 49 million Americans live... → Read More

Team Behind Charlie Bird Brings Wood-Fired Pizza and More to Pasquale Jones

Ryan Hardy sits at his desk looking at a to-do list. Item number one: Write a job description for Ryan Hardy. Just under three years ago, Hardy opened... → Read More

How Khe-Yo's Chef Phet Schwader and His Mother Commemorate Lao New Year

Chef Soulayphet "Phet" Schwader doesn't have a single memory of his father, but he does have laap. The dish, a minced-meat salad, will be the centerpiece of the Lao New Year meals that the chef and his mother will prepare at Schwader's Tribeca restaurant. For most Laotians, this fragrant staple of... → Read More

Antico Noè Serves Florentine Panini With a Side of Nostalgia

When Michael Grant and Vinny Dautaj opened the doors to Antico Noè (220 E 53rd Street; 212-750-0802) earlier this month, crowds ran down the street, some already donning t-shirts bearing the panini shop's name. "There was no ramp up," says Grant. "Day one: Mob." It's a situation many restaurateurs would... → Read More

Square Meals: How to Eat Your Way Through NYC This Spring

A Square Meal "It took over our lives," Emily Hyland tells the Voice, reminiscing about launching Emily, the quirky pizzeria that she and husband Matt opened in Clinton Hill as first-time restaurateurs two years ago. Now the Hylands are gearing up to open Emmy Squared (364 Grand Street, Brooklyn,,... → Read More

Ravi DeRossi's Cat Inspired Him to Take His Restaurants Vegan

Late last year, veteran bar owner Ravi DeRossi's (Death & Co., Mayahuel, Riddling Window, Amor y Amargo, and more) beloved cat Simon was diagnosed with a terminal illness. DeRossi cancelled everything to sit at home with his ailing pet (who's part of a pack including two dogs and three other... → Read More

Cocktail Magic: Boozy Festival Stirs Up Fun With Magicians and Mixology

What happens when you pair multi-award-winning mixologist, Julie Reiner, with the creators of Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival and Outside Lands? Cocktail magic. Literally. Immersive live entertainment organizers Superfly (co-founders and co-producers of the aforementioned festivals) have announced their latest event, Cocktail Magic, a celebration of cocktails with music, illusionists,... → Read More