- A few TV updates to kick things off: The second season of Netflix’s popular Queer Eye reboot premieres Friday, June 15. Nailed It, the hit baking show that is actually relatable for home cooks, is coming back to the streaming platform for a second season on Friday, June 29. A weed-cooking show called Cooking on High will also premiere on Netflix Wednesday, June 20. Meanwhile, the first eight seasons of Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown are leaving the platform on Saturday, June 16.
Who gave us permission? New episodes June 15 pic.twitter.com/6yp3r2HnpW— Queer Eye (@QueerEye) May 24, 2018
- Congratulations to the 100 pizza makers in Italy who made the world’s longest Neapolitan pizza on Thursday.
- America’s opioid epidemic is so bad, mussels off the coast of Washington State are testing positive for oxycodone. Mussels can pick up trace amounts of the highly addictive pain killer when it ends up in wastewater via human excrement.
- British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver apparently slathers himself in olive oil to keep his skin looking fresh. This is a much healthier alternative to Cosmo Kramer’s butter treatment.
- Celebrated Peruvian chef Virgilio Martinez shares everything anyone could want to know about his homeland’s most famous food, the potato.
- Five Guys is America’s favorite burger chain for the second year in a row, according to a survey from Harris Poll. West Coast icon In-N-Out held the title in 2016.
- The louder the restaurant, the more likely you are to order something unhealthy. A new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Sciences notes: “Softer music has a calming effect, making us more mindful of what we order. This typically results in healthier choices, such as a salad. Louder environments increase stimulation and stress, inspiring diners to crave a greasy cheeseburger and fries instead.”
- Yelp has introduced curated lists similar to Spotify’s “Your Daily Mix.” These “collections” of recommendations are based on a user’s previous searches, reservations, and reviews.
- Noma’s back: Reservations for game and forest season at Rene Redzepi’s lauded Copenhagen restaurant will be available Wednesday, June 6.
Friends! Bookings for the Game & Forest Season will open on the 6th of June at 4PM (CET), via: https://t.co/nLZwGqrUOS pic.twitter.com/YDbSxs1XjK— restaurant noma (@nomacph) May 24, 2018
- With Starbucks now allowing anyone to come in and use the restroom, some people are worried about the employees who have to clean said restrooms. Turns out, they can call a local Starbucks hotline that will dispatch a professional cleaning service, especially to deal with bodily fluids or drugs.
- Avocados are cheap again, but sorry, millennials, restaurants are still going to charge you a mortgage for that avo toast.
- Chicken is not the most popular menu item at Chick-fil-A, the conservative fast-food that is based out of Atlanta. Waffle fries are the number one seller.
- A Toronto-area Indian restaurant was bombed Thursday night, leaving 15 people injured. Two people are suspected in the attack. Local police say there was no indication it was related to terrorism or a hate crime.
- Tock, the innovative reservations platform created by Chicago restaurateur Nick Kokonas, now has a new app for Android and iOS.
- Necco, America’s original candy company, was in danger of disappearing, but it’s been saved by rival Spangler Candy. A round of those little chalky wafers for everyone.
- Finally, David Chang, the celebrity chef/cookbook author/television host/podcaster who seems to be everywhere these days, just participated in a Reddit AMA live on camera — while driving around at nearly 130 miles per hour in a sports car. The stunt was some sponsored content for German automobile maker Audi. Answering a question on which celebrity chef he would eat if forced, Chang made it clear he still doesn’t like the Mayor of Flavortown: “I would eat Guy Fieri, because I think I’d be doing the world a favor.”