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Taco Bell Wants to Be More Vegetarian-Friendly

Plus, how the Supreme Court could change the mail-order wine biz, and more news to round out the week

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Taco Bell caters to the meatless crowd

One of the most vegetarian-friendly fast-food chains wants to be even more so: Taco Bell will test a vegetarian menu this year. The pseudo-Mexican chain has long been patronized by vegetarians for its bean burritos and cheese quesadillas, among other menu items.

And in other news...

• A Supreme Court case could drastically affect the mail-order wine biz by barring retail wine shops from shipping to buyers in other states. [NY Times]

• Planning a trip to Paris? Michelin just unveiled its 2019 Bib Gourmands for France. (More affordable and more casual than Michelin’s starred picks, each restaurant must provide a three-course prix-fixe menu for 37 euros or less.) [Michelin]

Bird Box-themed dinners are now officially trending, apparently (but really, any dinner can be a Bird Box dinner if you put on a blindfold and post a meme about it?). [Grub Street]

• The newest kitchen uniforms are being designed by cooks and are more gender-neutral, size-inclusive, and less formal than the starched white coats and ridiculously tall hats of yore. [NY Times]

• Business at Mario Batali’s restaurants may be suffering in the wake of his sexual misconduct scandal, but apparently Del Posto is still good enough to host a Sopranos cast reunion. [Page Six]

• In addition to denying federal workers paychecks and dirtying up national parks, the government shutdown is also affecting craft breweries’ ability to do business. [NY Times]