Starbucks Is Closing More than 8,000 Stores

Plus, everything else you 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

• Starbucks is closing more than 8,000 stores for racial-bias training.

• The ice cream shop that has Israelis sneaking into Palestine.

• The owner of Salt Bae's restaurant is $2.5 billion in debt.

 According to this new list, Chicago is home to the world's best restaurant.

• A UK supermarket has special packaging for millennials who are afraid to touch raw meat. 

• But do you truly enjoy Sriracha?

• This once-shunned ingredient is making a big comeback.

Around the Web 

• New York's homeless shelter-based Girl Scout troop sells 17,000 boxes of cookies in one week.

 Another celebrity is hopping on the tequila bandwagon.

• Martha Stewart will be the newest judge on Chopped.  

This Week on TT

• Pixar is coming out with a new food-focused short film.

• Pope Francis declares Pappy Van Winkle a "very good bourbon."

• Wawa announces plans for its largest store ever

• A new survey finds millennials are the worst generation of cooks. 

• Street food is finally legal in Los Angeles.

 Bottled Mayochup is officially coming to the U.S.

• Dolce & Gabbana now makes the refrigerator (and oven) of your dreams.