Food & Drink

The sub-minimum wage for tipped American workers came under fresh attack Thursday in what may be its biggest and most direct challenge yet. The One Fair Wage (OFW) nonprofit organization has sued the Darden Restaurant group on Constitutional grounds, claiming the pay practices of the company that owns chains like Olive Garden and The Capital
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Molson Coors Beverage Company is acquiring a minority stake in its latest craft brewery and this one is extraordinarily unique: it’s managed and staffed almost entirely by active gang members. TRU Colors Brewery, located in Wilmington, North Carolina, started in 2017 with the mission to reduce gang violence in the beach town. Serial entrepreneur George
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Human-generated carbon emissions are causing the world’s oceans to become more acidic. Since the start of the industrial revolution, when mankind’s emissions began ramping up, the world’s oceans have already become about 30% more acidic. For shell-building animals in particular, like oysters and snails, ocean acidification’s impacts can be devastating. Marine scientists have suspected for
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It’s been a difficult time for Champagne producers recently, no doubt due to the COVID crisis. Below average sales across the board have been due to several reasons including restaurant closures around the world, and the uncertain economy in many nations. As Champagne is thought of by many as a celebratory beverage, many consumers have
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The vast majority of the billionaires on this year’s Forbes list hail from these 10 sectors. There are a record-smashing 2,755 billionaires in the world, according to Forbes’ 2021 World’s Billionaires list. How did they make their mega-fortunes? By doing everything from starting hedge funds and tech companies to breeding pigs and brewing kombucha.  But
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Hopscotch, a unique, immersive art experience that opened in San Antonio last fall, announced the launch of a new restaurant incubator series, Hop-Up. The interactive art gallery, created by entrepreneurs Nicole Jensen and Hunter Inman, is currently soliciting proposals for unique pop-up food concepts to be included in its inaugural Hop-Up series benefiting the San
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If Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe was any indication, dining al fresco was obviously alluring way before 2020. But if the pandemic taught restaurants anything, it’s how to pivot and do things even better—and diners, in turn, have certainly learned how to appreciate their third places more. So for those seeking something beyond a fancy “streetery,” OpenTable—one
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Springtime. For wine lovers, it’s practically synonymous with rosé. This year, as the wine industry and consumers alike emerge from the dark depths of COVID, “rosé season” has taken on an even more welcome and refreshing character than usual. Each glass of rosé I’ve enjoyed within the past few weeks has felt like a gentle
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Whole Foods Market has launched a new third-party certification program designed to support responsible product sourcing. Sourced for Good will make it easier for customers to identify third-party certified, responsibly sourced products throughout the stores. Better yet, every purchase of a Sourced for Good labeled product supports farm workers, communities and the environment. The initiative
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Do Americans need to drink more water? A growing list of private equity firms, venture funds, strategics, athletes, and celebrities sure think so. An estimated 75% of Americans suffer from chronic dehydration. To help combat that, there are now several brands marketing better-for-you electrolyte powders, many of them formulated around the World Health Organization’s recipe
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