Marilyn Hagerty’s “Review” of Founding Farmers, the Bruce Lee of Bartending, and Domino’s Smart Slice: Eating & Reading

Ten of the tastiest food stories we’re reading this week.

Domino’s Smart Slice pizza—coming to a school cafeteria near you. Image via Shutterstock.

Famed North Dakota restaurant reviewer/internet sensation Marilyn Hagerty sends her granddaughter—who is in DC for a summer internship—to Founding Farmers. It gets a thumbs down for the lack of iced-tea refills, thumbs up for the mashed potatoes. The Diet Coke, her granddaughter reported, was “what you would expect.” [Grand Forks Herald via Eater National] —Ann Limpert

Fear not, cheese-hounds, the FDA isn’t cracking down on wooden-board-aged cheeses (which basically means all the good stuff) after all—for now at least. [Washington Post] —AL

Service might be crazy slow at this bar, but the “Bruce Lee of bartending” makes up for it with some killer moves. [Laughing Squid] —Tanya Pai

Good to know some things haven’t changed since high school: NYMag finds almost everyone lies about how much they drink. [Science of Us] —TP

The Wall Street Journal highlights local restaurateur Jeff Black’s restaurants in an interesting piece on how eateries attract early-bird diners. There’s no shame in that 5:30 seating (and it may be a better deal). [Wall Street Journal] —Anna Spiegel

Think snagging a prime 7:30 seating at Little Serow is difficult? Try one of the 11 toughest reservations in the world—including José Andrés’s MiniBar—plus tips on how to land them. [Eater National] —AS

Domino’s Pizza delivers its healthier Smart Slice to more than 3,000 American school cafeterias. Which is worse for kids, calories or blatant marketing to children? [New York Times] —AS

Guests at the Marriott Marquis grand-opening party stole 400 miniature Moscow Mule cups. For shame. [Eater DC] —AS

What I’ll be making this weekend after a trip to the farmers market: pasta and fried zucchini salad. [Smitten Kitchen] —AS

No surprises here: People drink more on New Year’s Eve, July Fourth, and Valentine’s Day than any other holidays. [Fast Company] —Alison Kitchens

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