Best Stories Of The Week: Starbucks

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.