Draft Wine Goes Big: A number of San Francisco and LA restaurants, and at least one (DBGB) in New York, are offering wine on tap, as a greener alternative to bottles. via Ethicurean
McD’s Opts for Sad Chickens: The board of directors over at the golden arches has recommended shareholders vote no on a proposal to get a meager 5 percent of its eggs from cage-free chickens. via Fork in the Road
But Drinking On the Job is Fun: Workers at Carlsberg brewery in Denmark went on strike after the company decided to limit their drinking on the job to lunch breaks only. Uh, what are they complaining about again? via Reuters/National Post
Starbucks to Make Twitter Profitable?: Starbucks will be one of the first outfits involved with Twitter’s “Promoted Tweets,” the social media company’s method for monetizing itself. via Nation’s Restaurant News
A Good Read: An investigative feature on a young woman paralyzed after eating a hamburger tainted with E. coli won New York Times writer Michael Moss the Pulitzer this week.
Thread of the Week: Eater’s stalking…err…”stakeout” of New York Times food critic Sam Sifton to photograph him eating the KFC Double Down sandwich stirs up controversy after Eater posts half a dozen photos of him. “This is taking nerdy, creepy food blogging to new levels, congrats,” says one anonymous poster.
Most Annoying Thing: Food media’s cringy breathless musings over David Chang’s new restaurant, Má Pêche, with its Royal Tenenbaums art and cocktails named after Sonic Youth songs.
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