Why Restaurants Are Fighting the Minimum Wage Hike

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

• When this legendary chef says he's launching a new restaurant, people listen.

• New York restaurants are coming together to fight raising the minimum wage.

• Noma's team is opening in Japan.

• A South Korean artist has been smuggling instructions on how to make pizza into North Korea.

• "Stop leaving the Brie rind behind, you monster."

• That E. coli outbreak caused by romaine lettuce is getting worse.

• José Andrés is one of Time's 100 most influential people of the year.

• This is America's favorite brand of butter.

Around the Web

• An airline will pay you $4,500 a month to move to Iceland and travel around the world.

• Why a woman was fined $500 for trying to bring an apple through airline security.

• The care package we all wish we would receive.

This Week on TT

• Tabasco is releasing a limited-edition Diamond Reserve hot sauce.

• Here's what was on the menu for Trump's first state dinner.

• Listen to David Chang's new podcast.

• If only this tequila train could take you to Mexico's tequila barrel hotel.

• This beer is as close to wine as is legally possible.