Atlanta Magazine: Former Top Chef contestant and awesome tattoo-meat-sleeve-haver Kevin Gillespie is leaving his post as the executive chef of Woodfire Grill to open up a new restaurant of his very own. Congrats, Kevin!
NYDN: Seattle’s Best Coffee hosted a coffee-flavoring competition and a Des Moines woman won $10,000 with bacon-flavored pumpkin spice coffee. Facepalm. Sometimes — and we mean rarely — bacon is not the answer.
New York Times: Attention, City of New York. Would you like to be exempt from the Department of Health’s demoralizing restaurant inspection letter grading system? Team up with a market that accounts for 51% or more of your profits. Done and done.
Facebook: It’s that one-of-three-times-a-year that Shake Shack is offering up its Shackdogs and (Insert Fruit) Pie, Oh My shakes! They only serve the corn dogs and pie shakes on Memorial, Fourth of July, and Labor Day weekend, so get thee to a Shack between tomorrow and Monday! (This weekend’s shakes incorporate slices of peace pie. We die.)
The Onion: A woman reportedly bravely entered a restaurant without first looking it up online, reading its Yelp reviews, or poring over its menu. We don’t know how she survived.
Eater: Are you a “Hipster Doofus”? Then Minneapolis restaurant Urban Eatery wants you to stop in for a bite, according to its hilarious new billboard. Because “at Urban Eatery you can take a break from looking vaguely disinterested in everything while wearing your favorite organic fedora.”
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