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Saturday, April 4, 2020

Field notes in a time of corona: Virus, Eats and Weed

The coronavirus crisis has stomped the restaurant and bar trade like a health inspector’s red tag.

Cooking Smart: A Better Way to Wash Dishes

Wash up continuously, not just after the meal. And use a small bowl.

Does the Seattle Soda Tax Work? We Still Don’t Really Know

Many studies, but a maze of results. In part, this is because there is no common way to define or measure the public health “success” of a soda tax.

Hello, 2020: Prepare for Sticker Shock at Your Local Wineshop

The Trump administration is threatening to expand the tariff to 100% on all European wines. If enacted this tariff will have devastating effects on the wine industry.

But I Just Wanna Find A Good Place To Eat!

Over the years, ever since the 1960s Julia Child revolution in food, few things in journalism have stayed more fixed than restaurant reviews. The basic message is a kind of luxury porn. The basic literary formula is to go from appetizer to dessert. But now that's changing. Restaurant reviews are woke.

August 8th: Time to bite “The ‘Burger”?

The first fast food  promoted like a summer blockbuster is coming to drive-ins country wide . . . Or is...