Dear God, Are We Running Out of Ramps?!; McJobs Draw Thousands
Has our insatiable craving for ramps taken its toll? Several botanists say yes, as foraging for the spring greens means going deeper and deeper into the forest to find them. [NY Times]
New Yorker Lillian Sarno celebrated her 102nd birthday recently, returning to the Back Room, a former speakeasy, where she first partied in 1933. [NY Post]
Unusual happy hours include the Stumble Inn's, with its deep-fried Oreos, "woodsy" Pinetree Lodge; and midnight happy hour at Dean Street. [NY Post]
Certain chefs aren't surprised by the new Nordic-cuisine craze. Daniel Boulud, who worked in Scandinavia in his youth, says the region has always been avant-garde. [Wall Street Journal]
Thousands of job seekers turned out to apply for the 50,000 advertised openings at McDonald's yesterday. [Reuters]
A new study reveals that if you want to reduce cravings of a certain food, the best way is to just not eat it. [LA Times]
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