- A restaurant in Dallas had the audacity to call for “reasonable and effective gun regulations,” so of course the National Rifle Association is telling its members to boycott the establishment. Ellen’s, whose owner claims to be “pro-Second Amendment and pro gun rights,” has been donating a portion of sales to gun control organizations and made note of these contributions in fine print on its receipts. “Steer clear of Ellen’s in downtown Dallas!” reads an official NRA tweet, which also includes the sassy hashtag #sorrynotsorry.
- Extremely wealthy person Elon Musk and extremely wealthier person Warren Buffett are having it out over the latter’s candy company, See’s Candy. Buffett, an 87-year-old, is no fan of trendy cryptocurrencies, and Musk, a spry 46, may see this new-fangled money as the tender of the future. So, Musk may be launching his own candy company to rival Buffett’s. Or maybe he’s just joking.
I’m starting a candy company & it’s going to be amazing— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 5, 2018
- Rest in peace, Judson Allen. The Chicago chef and former Next Food Network Star finalist died of what is believed to be a heart attack on Saturday. Allen was just 36.
- Los Angeles Times dining critic and David Chang frenemy Jonathan Gold lists his favorite food movies. The Grand Budapest Hotel, Jiro Dreams of Sushi, and Christmas in Connecticut are among Gold’s nine selections.
- Big-time Swedish chef Björn Frantzén, possessor of three Michelin stars for his eponymous Stockholm restaurant, is taking another one of his projects, the Flying Elk, to Hong Kong. The new location will be Frantzén’s second establishment in the Chinese city. Opening day is scheduled for June 16.
- Proving the world is not 100 percent terrible, this 4-year-old puts on a cape and hands out food to homeless people.
- For those who enjoy Venezuelan rum but are feeling guilty because of the dire political and economic conditions in the country, here is a guide to letting your conscience off the hook.
- Why are people so enamored with a two-decade-old restaurant inside a New York City department store? The New York Times examines the enduring appeal of Fred’s at Barney’s.
- Calling all aspiring British cooks: Queen Elizabeth is looking for a new chef. The pay is meager, but you’ll get to live at Buckingham Palace.
- Finally, congratulations to Wisconsin resident Don Gorske, the avid McDonald’s fan who was introduced to America in the 2004 fast-food film Super Size Me. Gorske ate his 30,000th Big Mac on Friday. At 563 calories per sandwich, that translates to 16,890,000 Big Mac calories over the course of Gorske’s lifetime.