- Milk Bar is transforming its iconic foodstuffs into coffee beverages. Locations across the country are now serving Crack Pie lattes, Cereal Milk lattes, and B’Day cake lattes.
- If there’s anything Andrew W.K. loves more than uplifting rock and roll, it’s partying. And if there’s anything he loves more than partying, it’s pizza. To celebrate his first new album in 12 years, Mr. W.K. is collaborating with Japanese pizzeria chain Devil Craft on his very own pie. “The Devil’s on Your Slice” is topped with nine different peppers.
- Blended scotch purveyor Johnnie Walker apparently thinks that it’s hard to get women to buy liquor named after a man, so the company is introducing some “Jane Walker” marketing in an attempt to bridge the gender divide.
- NBA superstar LeBron James has a new pair of Nike sneakers that are inspired by Fruity Pebbles cereal. They look delicious.
- Queer Eye food expert Antoni Porowski is catching some heat for making macaroni and cheese with some unconventional ingredients, including nutmeg and panko bread crumbs.
- To understand how Donald Trump’s plan to replace food stamps with government-provided food boxes might work (or not), look to the results of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations. They don’t paint a pretty picture.
- A good tweet:
Every headline on the internet pic.twitter.com/v3YqSSk08E— Ernie Smith (@ShortFormErnie) February 26, 2018
- Modern delivery start-ups put the squeeze on small, independent restaurants by charging exorbitant fees, but a company called Slice is trying to change that by taking just $1.95 per order. Whether that’s a sustainable business model remains to be seen.
- Chef André Chiang has closed his Singapore restaurant and wants to return his Michelin stars. Chiang can’t escape the accolades: He’ll be awarded the Diners Club Lifetime Achievement Award for Asia by the World’s 50 Best Restaurants organization.
- A bank in the United Kingdom is testing an app that will allow restaurant patrons to pay for their meals without waiting for a bill. It’s a concept companies such as OpenTable and Yelp have been working on for a few years now.
- For those who are not yet exhausted of the rainbow food trend, here’s an instructional video on how to make a rainbow apple pie.
- Shouty chef Gordon Ramsay is also an annoying neighbor chef. He’s irritating locals in the quiet English county of Cornwall by bulldozing an 80-year-old cottage to build a modern mansion.
- The International House of Pancakes has declared today, February 27, to be fake food holiday National Pancake Day. The chain is celebrating by giving away free pancakes, obviously.
Tomorrow is IHOP® National Pancake Day®, celebrate your right to pancake with a free short stack of pancakes. pic.twitter.com/K9FAhaBRR6— IHOP (@IHOP) February 26, 2018
- Yes, Bobby Flay really did quit Iron Chef by giving notice on a t-shirt. The Food Network star confirms he left the show because he was worn out. “When I do a season, I do between six and eight (battles) in a week and it crushes me because it’s 60 minutes of pure energy, creativity and execution,” Flay said during a discussion at South Beach Wine & Food Festival. “And so at some point I was like, ‘I’ve been doing this for a long time and I want to go out on a high note.’”
- Don’t worry about any results from studies conducted by food scientist Brian Wansink. He just retracted his sixth paper.
- Anheuser-Busch InBev’s sporty brew, Michelob Ultra, is already seen as the leading “healthy” beer on the market. The suds giant wants to bolster that reputation by making an organic version.
- And finally, it’s time to stock up on really good olive oil and pull the white serving dishes out of storage. The new season of Ina Garten’s series Barefoot Contessa: Cook Like a Pro returns to Food Network on Sunday, March 11. “The first episode is full of delicious, easy recipes all involving my favorite food group — bread!!” Garten says in an email sent to newsletter subscribers. “I hope you’ll join me — this is going to be so much fun!!” Of course we’ll join.