Restaurant Sales Are Up, So Is the Price of Rare Whiskey


Sales at full-service restaurants are growing at the fastest rate since the late ’90s. Does Americans’ willingness to dine out indicate the economy is improving? [NYT]

Another “MasterChef” judge is in trouble. This time it’s Chicago chef Graham Elliot, who’s in a minimum wage dispute with a former employee. [NYPost]

Want to be sure of a table at Rao’s? If you’ve got $2,000, you can make that happen. [CharityBuzz via Eater]

The most expensive St. Patty’s weekend splurge ever: a rare bottle of Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve whiskey was sold at a Liberty Island auction for $94,000. [The Independent]

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