New York Flaunts its Coffee Chops; Tap Water Takes Off


New York City can finally claims to be a first city of coffee now that some 40 new cafes have opened in the last two years, including such serious coffee bars as Abraço in the East Village, Third Rail Coffee in the West Village, and most recently Blue Bottle Coffee in Williamsburg.
[NY Times]

Tap water is enjoying a revival, which has led to several systems to purify it, such as a water bottle with a built-in filter, and a unit that pulls moisture from the air and filters it.
[Wall Street Journal]

Many first-time gardeners failed last year due to inexperience, as well as late blight and heavy rainfall. Experts agree that now is the perfect time to correct 2009’s mistakes.
[Wall Street Journal]

A handful of restaurants have enlisted in-house foragers to unearth those extra special and rare ingredients. Johanna Kolodny forages for the newly opened Print.
[Nation’s Restaurant News]

Pringles’ taco and cheeseburger chips are the latest products to be recalled as part of the larger recall of foods made with a popular flavor enhancer contaminated with salmonella.
[Christian Science Monitor]

New Yorkers are used to tight squeezes, but some restaurants are exceptionally short on space, like Graffiti in the East Village, Smith & Mills in Tribeca, and Abistro in Fort Greene.
[NY Post]


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