This year's list of the 50 best restaurants in the world includes six American eateries, all in either New York or California.
The #MeToo movement has forced many restaurants and chefs to confront sexual harassment in their own ranks. At Cannon Green, where women mentor other women, the atmosphere seems much less turbulent.
Food service is fueled by high stress and late hours; it's easy to see how people in the industry can be susceptible to alcohol and drug abuse. Some who've been there are now offering help to others.
The Trump administration has proposed a new rule that would give owners of restaurants more leeway to redistribute tips received by their employees. Critics say it's too much leeway.
Allegations of sexual misconduct against Mario Batali have highlighted abuse in restaurants, but many people who have worked in kitchens say the industry's problem goes far beyond celebrities.
Those all-too-common lists of cheap places to eat are part of a broader restaurant culture that devalues immigrant labor and ignores the consequences, says commentator and restaurateur Diep Tran.
Small businesses in Seattle have to pay a minimum of $15 an hour starting in 2021. But chef Renee Erickson has adopted higher pay for employees of her restaurant group ahead of schedule.