GrubStreet: Joe Bastianich sat down to watch an hour of Food Network (an episode of Giada at Home and an episode of Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives) while having his musings recorded. The best confession, however, is this: “My downfall was, me and Mario [Batali] would go to Balthazar every night at one o’clock…A magnum of Bourdeaux, a Côte de Boeuf for two, and French fries until five in the morning — literally, every night.”
Rich Kids of Instagram: What does a €100,000+ restaurant bill look like in St. Tropez and what do you order to rack up such a thing? Thanks to the Rich Kids of Instagram, we now know. Note the €10 Diet Cokes.
The Daily Meal: California Tortilla is rolling out its limited edition Presidential Burrito Bowls. Sadly, both Obama’s Chicken Teriyaki Luau Bowl and Romney’s Mexican Mitt-Loaf Bowl sound equally unappetizing.
Eater: Mexico City chef Jorge Vallejo shares his thoughts on a new generation of Mexican chefs in America.
YumSugar: We highly recommend you make Julia Child’s roast chicken recipe tonight, for no reason other than it calls for a delightful amount of butter.
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