- Anheuser-Busch sent over 500,000 cans of drinking water to people affected by Hurricane Harvey. "Throughout the year, we periodically pause beer production at our Cartersville, Georgia, brewery to produce emergency canned drinking water so we are ready to help out communities across the country in times of crisis. Putting our production and logistics strengths to work by providing safe, clean drinking water is the best way we can help in these situations," said Sarah Schilling, brewmaster of Anheuser-Busch's Cartersville brewery.
- New Orleans restaurant Compere Lapin offers to feed South Texans displaced by the hurricane free of charge.
- Due to flooding, highly anticipated Houston restaurant Theodore Rex’s opening has likely been delayed. Chef Justin Yu says “All in all, I'd say I'm a very lucky one. Everyone, please take care of your neighbors if you can.” If you have news of restaurants open, closed, or helping during the hurricane, please drop a note to email@example.com.
- A judge threw out a bunch of lawsuits over deceptive phrasing on grated parmesan cheese. He told the plaintiffs “that they need to read labels before buying packaged food.”
- Leah Dunham’s boyfriend Jack Antonoff ate a banana during the VMAs last night and the crowds were into it.
- Starbucks locations in the UK will start selling the infamous turmeric latte next month.
- And in the US, the pumpkin spice latte will return for the season on September 1.
- There’s a wine war going on in France “pitting independent wine producers against imports from other European Union countries, and the businesses that deal in them.”
- Mexico’s restaurant industry is expected to grow 6% this year.
- Here, in a promo for season two of their show, watch Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg reenact that scene from Ghost with a chocolate-frosted cake. Watch it now.
Anheuser-Busch Stopped Beer Production to Provide Water for Hurricane Harvey Victims
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