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Cronuts, the Hot Dog Hooker, Diet Soda’s Corrosive Power: Eating & Reading
A tasty roundup of the best stuff we’re reading this week. By Chris Campbell, Sophie Gilbert, Marisa M. Kashino, Tanya Pai, Anna Spiegel, Jessica Voelker
The Daily Mail takes a look at the nation's most expensive hot dogs. (These probably aren't it.) Image via Shutterstock.
Comments () | Published May 29, 2013

New Obsession

Thanks to Sophie Gilbert for introducing me to the existence of the fried wonder that is the cronut. Now, a handy primer on everything you need to know about the croissant/doughnut hybrid. [BuzzFeed] —Tanya Pai


Hot Dog Tales

Eating a street-vendor hot dog is known to cause heart burn. A happier ending awaits customers at this lady’s cart. [CNN] —Jessica Voelker

Gold flake is the new mustard. Here’s a look at the nation’s most expensive hot dogs. [Daily Mail] —Marisa Kashino


Is Cardboard a Carb?

Real Housewife Lisa Vanderpump’s Beverly Hills restaurant, Villa Blanca, has had health violations and reportedly served one patron a salad full of cardboard. Is Gigi running the place or what? [Radar Online] —MK


Little Gratuity, Lots of Gratuitous Language

Don’t forget to tip your delivery driver. A lot, apparently. Otherwise, you can expect a long butt-dialed racist rant in return. [GMA] —Chris Campbell


Lush Life

If you blush at the prospect of ordering a Long Island Ice Tea at a “grown-up” bar, think about doing it at one of New York City’s best restaurants. The Awl goes there. [The Awl] —Anna Spiegel

Matthew Latkiewicz categorizes bars by their most important element—the actual bar. Also: valuable tips for distinguishing a real dive bar from a hipster-centric ironic dive. [Grub Street] —TP

Elle asks designers including Rebecca Minkoff and Alexis Bittar for their favorite summer drink recipes. Surprisingly, they all sound pretty delicious. [Elle] —TP

In the words of Erin Boudreau, whose tweet led me to this story about women drinking more whiskey: “Watch out, next we’re going to want to wear pants and vote.” [Bloomberg] —JV


Meaty Matters

Michael Pollan and Ruth Reichl give us the lowdown on the state of the American food revolution—check out the conversation in the June Smithsonian Magazine. [Smithsonian] —AS

If Dannon bought that small organic yogurt brand you like so much, does that matter? It would seem so. [Forbes] —JV

Make love, not war, and for the love of Mark Bittman, make peace with meat. [New York Times] —Sophie Gilbert

Do Michael Pollan’s restaurant rules make sense? My mom’s been “always ordering the special” for years. [The Guardian] —SG


Bad News Beverages

We all learned a long time ago that crack is wack. But apparently so is coke (the soda kind). [WTOP] —MK

Drinking too much coffee is now officially a mental disorder. [Daily Mail] —SG


Tempest in a . . .

When does a kettle cause an uproar? When it looks like Hitler. [Telegraph] —CC

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