An Insider's guide to restaurants, wine, spirits and culinary travel

glass half full: 12/22/2017

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)

When you sexually harass a whole bunch of people, always make up for it by offering them a recipe for cinnamon rolls.

After responding to the allegations against him and apologizing for his misdeeds, Mario Batali negates that apology in the next sentence:


Work hard, drink hard.

Christmas punch in Pennsylvania coal country:


No question about it: These are the good old days.

One glass of wine per day is enough, provided it’s the right size:


Want to open a restaurant and get rich?

Read this first:


On occasion, being shot four or five times is worth it.

Just ask this happy North Korean defector:


It’s not just for cold nights anymore.

If you’re in a hair salon and someone offers you a hot mulled wine, think twice: