Cocktails That Drink Like a Meal; Restos and Food Shops Survey Irene's Damage

Weather-related disruptions to the food supply could "ratchet up prices," according to experts. [Bloomberg]

Astronauts traveling to Mars will likely have to grow and cook their own food. Maintaining food supplies remains a main issue in planning Mars missions. [Discovery]

Restaurants are offering hearty cocktails that drink like a meal, like the gazpacho martini at Zio, a grilled-cheese martini at Beecher's, and a beet cocktail at Gastroarte. [NY Post]

Despite the Friday and Saturday rush to stock up for the hurricane, stores like Fairway and Astor Wines reported a loss in sales over the weekend. [Crain's]

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