Starbucks Bounces Back; America Goes Crazy for “Cabbage Crack” (Kimchi)


Restaurants are starting to offer more luxurious prix-fixe menus — or more downscale tasting menus, depending on your perspective. Upscale Greek Milos Estiatorio, The Capital Grille, and Dovetail are all offering wallet-friendly multiple-course menus.
[Nation’s Restaurant News]

Emeril Lagasse is getting his own live talk show on the ION network, his first show since the Food Network canceled Emeril Live in 2007.

Eight German teenagers were hospitalized after a daring each other to chug a chili sauce more than 200 times hotter than Tabasco sauce.
[Huffington Post]

Starbucks’ rebranding efforts appear to be working. The company, which has struggled to compete with McDonald’s espresso drinks, has seen increased revenues in the first quarter.
[NY Times]

America has gone kimchi crazy. Chefs like David Chang introduced the Korean spicy pickled cabbage to New York diners, and now even Wolfgang Puck is serving it.
[Washington Post]

Pljeskavica is a flat, wide burger beloved in Serbia, Croatia, and Bosnia, that can be found at several places in Queens, as well as at Kafana in the East Village and Employees Only.
[NY Times]

David Beckham has enrolled on a pasta-making class in Milan. The soccer star says: “I’ve always loved cooking. Now I’m Italy, I want to learn how to make amazing pasta.”


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