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$3 Million Bluefin Tuna Breaks Auction Record at Tsukiji Fish Market

Plus, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez takes a jab at Hipster Brooklyn’s “bespoke quiche spots,” and more news to start your day

Tsukiji Fish Market Holds First Auction For 2018
Potential buyers inspect bluefin tuna at Tsukiji Market
Photo by Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images

Bluefin tuna fetches record price at auction

A wealthy Japanese businessman forked over more than $3 million for a single bluefin tuna at the first tuna auction of the new year at Tokyo’s recently relocated Tsukiji fish market. The fish weighed 612 pounds, putting the price per pound at nearly $5,000.

Bronx-born Congresswoman pokes fun at rival borough

Newly sworn-in Congresswoman and internet superstar Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is very good at social media, as evidenced by this recent tweet taking a jab at Brooklyn’s extreme hipsterism:

And in other news...

• Starbucks is pulling back on former CEO Howard Schultz’s ambitious pledge to open 1,000 of its fancy Roastery stores. CEO Kevin Johnson now says they’ll open “six to 10” Roastery locations and see how they perform before committing to more. [WSJ]

• Shake Shack is serving a new tiramisu shake for the month of January: It contains mascarpone, coffee, and vanilla frozen custard and is garnished with amaretti cookie crumbs and cocoa powder. Y-E-S. [Delish]

• Thanks to safety concerns and regulations galore, your groceries or delivery food will probably ride in a self-driving car before you do. [WSJ]

• Chance the Rapper showed off his cookie-eating prowess during a cameo on Sesame Street. [Rolling Stone]

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