Best Food News Of The Week

All the news and stories 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

• How restaurants are dealing with rising minimum wage.

• Similarly, a Chick-fil-A in California raises its wage to $18 an hour.

• No, cheese does not belong on a hamburger.

• More women are coming forward to accuse Mario Batali of sexual misconduct and groping . . .

•  . . . While three of his Las Vegas restaurants are closing down.

• A fascinating look at what life is like inside a food truck.

• Coca-Cola launches its first alcoholic drink.

• Whole Foods' new discounts for Prime members roll out nationwide.

Around the Web

• This is the most expensive city in America to buy a beer.

• Please, don't try to roast marshmallows over an active volcano.

• Snoop Dogg breaks the record for the world's largest—what else—gin and juice.

This Week on TT

• You have loud restaurants to blame for your poor eating habits.

• A.1. now makes steak-scented candles, just in time for Father's Day.

• Mark your calendar: Bookings for Noma in Copenhagen open on June 6. 

• Nurses can get free Chipotle burritos next week.