- Upon Further Review: Sorry to play cynic, but between the way-too-good-to-be-true timeline and the creative financing behind the store’s rapid transition to Midwest chain, there are just too many hurdles to think this Lucky’s Farmers Market store is going to open as planned. I’ll wish for the best, but it feels like a project built upon layers of shaky assumptions. It smells funny. Hope I’m wrong.
- The week’s must-read goes to Mike Spies’ piece in The New Yorker, “I Love Winnie Cooper.”
- McSweeney’s would like to welcome you to their nano-brewery.
- The Inside Columbia Shop & Chop event might be fun.
- Michael Pollan has a new book coming out.
- Beyond Meat is ramping up production and I really just don’t know what to think about this. If you’re just philosophically opposed to eating animals, cool. Substitute with alternatives to protein. But there’s little evidence that soy production is better for the planet than, say, the protein from Show Me Farms I turned into pastrami the other day. I guess my first question is not, “Is it tasty?” but rather, “Why are we substituting for meat instead of just buying better meat?”
- The Wine Cellar and Bistro is running a halibut special this weekend. Yum.
Pan Seared Sustainable Halibut, Roasted Spring Onions, Olive Oil Whipped Potatoes, Grapefruit & Mint Vinaigrette $29
- Oh man. 44 Stone has some killer-looking specials too. Decision time!