— Parts Unknown host Anthony Bourdain offers up some travel tips to Men's Journal. Namely, "beware of the buffet." Bourdain notes that hotel buffets include food that has "the most number of hands on it and the least amount of love given to it." His biggest issue with the buffet is that it is "ethically a crime": "If you're eating spaghetti Bolognese in Chiang Mai, there's something wrong with you."
— Speaking of travel, Bourdain is headed to Ethiopia in the upcoming season of Parts Unknown. There, he will drink Tej, hang with chef Marcus Samuelsson and his model wife Maya Gate Haile, and of course, avoid hotel buffets. The Ethiopia episode is set to air October 18.
— Labor Day Weekend is great for most people because it means an extra day off. It's even better for corn dog fans because Shake Shack is bringing back its version — which features a side of Rick's Picks sweet corn relish — to most locations just for the weekend. There's also a special Peach Pie Oh My concrete available too.
— Food Network star and over enunciator Giada de Laurentiis is officially divorced from her fashion designer husband Todd Thompson. As part of the agreement, de Laurentiis must fork over $9,000 per month in child support to Thompson. (Though, Thompson is said to have a net worth of $15 million.) Her ex also gets to keep the former couple's California mansion, but she doesn't have to share the multi-million dollar advances she will receive on her upcoming cookbooks.
— Chain restaurants are still after all that sweet, sweet millennial money and are creating strange menu items to reel it in. Buffalo Wild Wings is set to debut a wing sauce made with Mountain Dew this year. Then again, perhaps Mountain Dew wing sauce isn't so crazy — we do live in a world where Doritos-flavored Mountain Dew is a very real product after all.
— Oops. The American Egg Board — which is funded by the egg industry but is run the USDA — is facing some backlash over its plot to take down Hamptons Creek, the producer of vegan mayo alternate Just Mayo. Emails obtained through the Freedom of Information Act show the Egg Board trying to persuade Whole Foods to drop Just Mayo; debating alerting the FDA to how the name "Just Mayo" was supposedly misleading; and even joking about "putting a gangster-style hit on Hampton Creek's CEO."
— There is a Sailor Moon-themed cafe in Tokyo and it serves an incredible, on-brand plate of omurice.