This Week's Best Food News

Everything you might have missed this week

We get it, you're busy. We're swamped, too—busy combing the Internet to keep you in the loop amid this fast-moving world, that is. Head into the weekend with these articles, food-related deep dives and Tasting Table reads stored away as dinner party conversation fodder.

All About Food

• Why Chicago's other three-Michelin-star restaurant unexpectedly closed its doors.

• The country's most famous food critic asks the question, "How many chefs does it take to lead a reckoning?"

• The James Beard Foundation is telling voters to take a chef's behavior into consideration in light of sexual harassment scandals.

• Anthony Bourdain is pulling the plug on his long-awaited (and highly anticipated) giant NYC food hall.

• Scientists expect your favorite food group to go extinct by 2050.

• Grab the vanilla: Barefoot Contessa episodes are headed to Hulu.

Around the Web

• A "bomb cyclone" is bringing East Coast temperatures colder than Mars.

• On the plus side, Niagara Falls is now a scene straight out of Game of Thrones.

• J. K. Rowling is getting her own Scottish pub.

This Week on TT 

• In-N-Out added its first new menu item in 15 years.

• Sorry, Guy Fieri fans: The last train to Flavortown has officially departed

• Your (other) favorite fast-food chain is winning the dollar menu war.