- Is Drake’s new restaurant serving sushi? The rapper’s second restaurant in Toronto is currently looking for an experienced sushi chef: Hit that hotline bling for that job.
- Wahlburgers, the notoriously mediocre burger chain from the reality-star Wahlberg brothers, is suffering. Current locations in New York have numerous operating problems, and the brand’s announced expansion to Times Square is happening slower than expected.
- David Chang — a famous lover of shitty beer — admits that he is still here for cheap beers. But “when it comes to wine, it’s a completely different equation,” he writes in this essay:
My tastes in wine (like my tastes in everything else) are a hard-to-describe mix of the homespun and the highbrow. The wine I drink most often is cheap white on ice. But when there's a special occasion, or someone else is picking up the tab at dinner, I'm going for the stuff I think is the best in the world: white Burgundy.
- Mormon college students celebrate after Brigham Young University — owned and operated by the Mormon Church — announced that the school would start selling caffeinated soft drinks on its campus dining halls. Coffee and tea are still not allowed.
- This picture of Anthony Bourdain, the 60-year-old Parts Unknown host, with his girlfriend, Asia Argento, is extreme. It’s SFW (don’t worry), but please brace for a ripped, topless Bourdain before clicking through.
- Amy Sedaris’s new show, premiering on October 24, is directly inspired by an obscure local North Carolina TV program called At Home With Peggy Mann. “I remember when I was little saying, ‘Oh, I’m going to do that show,’” she told a crowd at the Tribeca Film Fest. She even tracked down Mann’s son to find an episode.
- The New York Times reports that Hurricane Maria destroyed about 80 percent of the crop value in Puerto Rico in a matter of hours. Puerto Rico’s economy heavily relied on agriculture for over 400 years, and the impact of this traumatic storm is painful.
- Another devastating storm, Hurricane Irma, hit Florida a few weeks ago and caused a big problem in commercial fishing and trapping industry — especially when it comes to lobsters.
- Massimo Bottura and Lara Gilmore started the Tortellante project, teaching life skills to kids through tortellini-making. This project shows that fresh pasta can make the world better.
- Fuchsia Dunlop experiences North Korea’s food culture, and she says:
In the midst of a tour heavy with the suffocating narrative of North Korean state propaganda, these dishes seemed to embody something beyond politics, something that predated and would outlast the current regime.
- Look how happy Mark Zuckerburg is ordering steaks with Cheez Whiz and fried onions at Pat’s Steaks, which he claims are the best in the land: