An Insider's guide to restaurants, wine, spirits and culinary travel
glass half full: 8/23/2017
A roundup of the most interesting food, wine and spirits stories on the web (because even Al Gore, who invented it, doesn't have time to read them all)
Not the King of Nutrition, by any
proof (if more was needed) on why Elvis died young:
French baker jailed in China for
using expired flour.
At least he
wasn’t in North Korea:
When nothing but a paper umbrella
quick roundup of the world’s 15 best tiki bars:
Just when you thought it was cool to
be a Starbucks barista.
about it: these guys and gals earn their tattoos and attitudes the hard way.
This week they’re outraged about the early introduction of the pumpkin latte,
and have formed a support group on Reddit to ease the pain of working in a
Are fast-casual restaurants
reinventing the wine list?
Most of the
growth in the U.S. restaurant industry is taking place in that sector. Using
kegs and private labels, the fast-casual operators may be changing the way we
The Forgotten History of Black Chefs
played a crucial behind-the-scenes role in the development of American cuisine:
great wine for under $15?
It’s not a
typo, oxymoron or stupid question. There’s a lot of very good wine at very low
prices, but discovering it is a challenge---particularly when you’re strolling
the wine aisle of your local supermarket or beverage superstore, staring at a
tsunami of unfamiliar labels.
is Mark Spivak’s Affordable Wine Guide to
California and the Pacific Northwest, available as an e-book for $7.99. The
book profiles 43 producers and contains hundreds of wine reviews, and gives you
a clear-cut view of the good and the bad. The criteria are simple: What does
the wine taste like? What kind of food does it go with? Is it worth the money?
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