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Dominique Ansel Bakery’s New Tokyo Location Features Cakes Floating Inside Balloons

Plus, a Waffle House lawsuit and more food news to know

  • Dominique Ansel Bakery’s second Tokyo location opened today inside mega-store Mitsukoshi Ginza. Expect the same Instagram-friendly pastries that you can see at DAB’s other outposts in New York and Japan, plus some Ginza-specific exclusives, like a black sugar DKA, chef-owner Ansel’s popular version of the kouign amann; a roasted tomato hot dog bun shaped like a puppy; and a “zero gravity” cake that floats inside a balloon that customers must pop before they can eat it. Watch Ansel show it off in a video here.
  • Waffle House news is the best news, and today’s is no exception: “An Alabama man is asking a court to award him $800,000 for damages caused by grease he says is seeping from a Waffle House and under the building he owns next door.” Intrigued? Al.com has the full story.
  • Rose season is somehow still trendy, and this rose wine subscription service — called Summer Water Societé — is ready to help summer drinkers out. For $350, get three magnums (a larger bottle size equivalent to approximately two standard bottles of wine) of rose for three months. Food & Wine uses astute math skills to point out that 3 magnums over three months means 9 magnums, or the equivalent of 18 bottles of rose, meaning this purchase comes down to about $20 a bottle. Worth it? Maybe.
  • We’re heading into the final days of the 2017 March Madness tournament, so here’s basketball player JJ Reddick (currently of the LA Clippers, formerly of Duke) throwing basketballs and cakes that look like basketballs off of a roof. You’ll probably have to see it to make any sense of it; head to this clip from The Late Late Show With James Corden if you’re curious.

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