Best Food Stories Week: James Beard Diversity

Everything 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

• Are the James Beard Awards actually getting more diverse?

• José Andrés isn't ruling out the idea of running for Congress.

• The restaurant the NRA asked diners to boycott manages to raise $15,000 for gun reform . . . 

• . . . While NRA members leave angry Yelp reviews for the wrong restaurant

• D.C. restaurateur Mike Isabella is settling his sexual harassment lawsuit.

• What it looks like when a tanker truck full of liquid chocolate crashes on a highway.

• This jar of raspberry jam is making the Internet very, very uncomfortable. 

• Calorie counts are now legally required at all chain restaurants. 

Millennials aren't the only reason chain restaurants are having problems.

Around the Web

• Scroll through the best Twitter hashtag that ever was.

• Eliminating your commute to work is the happiness equivalent of a $40,000 raise.

• Schools are starting to get rid of analog clocks since teens don't know how to read them.

This Week on TT 

• Why this year's James Beard Award winners are particularly important.

• IHOP's apology for printing a racial slur on a customer's receipt is a $10 gift card.

• You can now make dinner reservations and order takeout on Instagram.

• Brace yourself: Game of Thrones whisky is coming.

• Dylan Sprouse (yes, the Disney star) opens a meadery in Brooklyn.

• Queen Elizabeth and the royal family are looking for a new chef.

• The world's first space hotel is now taking reservations.