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Nick Offerman’s Favorite Burger

Plus four other things to know this morning

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Nick Offerman’s ideal burger: From a new interview with Los Angeles magazine, “Grass fed, dry-aged Wagyu beef, a brioche bun fried in a little garlic butter, Gruyere cheese, bacon—not too crispy—mayo, and some raw red onion.” Related: Watch Offerman count down the year with whisky.

Wine thief pleads guilty: The thief who stole $500,000 worth of wine from the French Laundry’s wine cellars almost exactly two years ago was caught this past April; the wine was also recovered. According to the AP, one of the defendants pleaded guilty to “one count of conspiracy to transport stolen goods.” 44-year-old Davis Kiryakoz admitted to the crime and will be sentenced in March. He could face jail time as well as a significant fine.

D.C. Council approves paid family leave act: D.C just approved one of the most generous family leave offerings in the country, according to PBS. It will impact restaurants and restaurant workers in and around D.C. for years to come. Stay tuned for our full report on the act and its implications for the hospitality industry.

A legendary NYC street cart heads to Miami: As Eater Miami reports, The Halal Guys, the street cart known for serving piles of rice and meat covered in a garlicky white sauce, is headed to South Florida. It’s part of a massive expansion of The Halal Guys, which is now available in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, and soon Miami.

Wolfgang Puck crashes and burns in NYC: A location of OG celebrity chef and California cuisine pioneer Wolfgang Puck’s steakhouse Cut opened in New York City earlier this year and the New York Times just panned it: “It’s how you’d imagine a sexy downtown bar if you’d never been downtown, gone to a bar or had sex.” Times critic Pete Wells gives it one star, the same treatment Eater NY critic Ryan Sutton gave it last month.

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