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.

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.