The $180 Sandwich, Michelin's New Guide & More

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 

Why people are paying $180 for this sandwich with five ounces of beef.

Find out what happens when a city can't afford to have waiters in its restaurants.

Michelin just released a guide for a new city.

The bakery that invented the black-and-white cookie is closing shop after 116 years.

The Oxford English Dictionary has added a new food word—and we still don't quite know what it means.

Halo Top is getting sued for "dramatically" underfilling its pints.

Want to get better at speaking another language? Start drinking more.

Around the Web

Shark Week-themed cruises are either your dream come true or nightmare come to life.

It's true—you can buy a private isle called Potato Island.

When you look more like a famous Disney-Pixar character than the character himself. 

This Week on TT

An authorized Anthony Bourdain biography is happening.

Why Sarah Sanders was kicked out of a Virginia restaurant.

Whole Foods is now giving Amazon Prime members discounts nationwide.

Remember Planters Cheez Balls? They're coming back after 12 years. 

Think twice before bringing home that French sea salt or Spanish paprika from vacation.

Chrissy Teigen unveils her new cookbook.

Deep-fried Oreos: no longer something you have to wait until the state fair for.