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The Pioneer Woman Is Getting Into the Hotel Business

Plus, another restaurant turns down a Michelin star, and more food news to know

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  • Food Network personality Ree Drummond, better known as the Pioneer Woman, serves thousands of people a day at her Oklahoma “Mercantile” — so naturally, she’s now at work on a branded, eight-room hotel to house all of those out-of-town guests.
  • More and more chains are committing to serving antibiotic-free meat, but according to one recent survey, there’s still a long way to do.
  • Bars and restaurants that choose to “ban” NFL games stand to lose big financially.
  • Yet-another restaurant wants to shed the expectations associated with having a Michelin star. Scotland’s Boath House revamped its Michelin-recognized tasting menu into something more casual, with one of the restaurant’s co-owners saying, “We believe the expectations from Michelin are at odds with achievable profit margins.”
  • How Hugh Hefner had a hand in the launch of Food & Wine magazine.
  • Marijuana-laced gummies will soon be banned in Colorado.
  • Turns out many, many pubs claim to be the oldest in the UK: