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Girl Scout Cookie-Flavored Beer Is an Actual Thing

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Photos: Cookies, Keith Bell/Shutterstock; Beer, Southern Tier Brewing via F&W

• Here’s a sweet something 100 percent of America’s Girl Scouts won’t be able to consume: a Girl Scout cookie-flavored beer. Southern Tier Brewing Company — perhaps best known for its annual pumpkin-flavored brew, Pumking — has launched what it’s calling the Thick Mint Stout, inspired by perennial Girl Scout cookie favorite, the Thin Mint. The beer, with a 10 percent alcohol content, is brewed with mint and cocoa nibs, and will be part of Southern Tier’s “Blackwater” series of boozy, dessert-inspired stouts.

• And update on fast-food CEO Andy Puzder, better known ‘round these parts as Trumo’s onetime nominee for Labor Secretary: The Carl’s Jr CEO announced yesterday he would step down from the post later this spring, claiming he “expressed [his] desire to have CKE plan for succession approximately a year ago.” During Puzder’s extended confirmation process — which never made its way to an actual Senate hearing — Puzder faced opposition thanks to his views on minimum wage, automated labor, and controversies in his personal life.

• Tao is certainly not one of New York City’s best restaurants, but it is inexplicably one of its busiest: Bloomberg pulls back the curtain to look at how the spot serves more than 1,200 people a night.

• Legendary cookbook author Paula Wolfert has been battling Alzheimer’s Disease for several years, and the New York Times brings this lovely look at how the disease has (and hasn’t) affected the her life.

• The guy who invented Fireball wants to tackle tequila next.

• Online reservation service OpenTable wants its restaurant customers to know it does indeed care about no-shows just as much as its competitors Tock and Resy; to do so, it’s tapped LA chef Michael Voltaggio for this 30-second “please don’t no-show” PSA:

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