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Starbucks Nixes Its Terrible 'Race Together' Campaign Following Backlash

Baristas are no longer being asked to write "Race Together" on coffee cups. Starbucks clearly knows when they're beat, even if they won't admit to it. Last week the coffee giant announced an ill-conceived initiative in which baristas...Show More Summary

Scientists Are Developing a Hangover-Curing Beer

They're adding electrolytes to reduce dehydration. What if you could get drunk and prevent a hangover at the same time? Australian scientists are "develop[ing] a beer that allows you to drink more while minimising your hangover," reports Show More Summary

Restaurant Sign Featuring Absurdly Well-Endowed Bull Offends Local Residents

It's not exactly anatomically correct. Folks in the town of Hurricane, Utah are apparently none too pleased with one restaurant's new mascot choice. According to St George News, a recently installed sign at Barista's Restaurant (which...Show More Summary

This Space-Age Beer is Truly Out of This World

It probably tastes better than astronaut ice cream. Unless you've got an extra quarter-million dollars or so burning a hole in your pocket, drinking this new beer from Oregon's Ninkasi Brewing Company is probably the closest you'll ever get to going into space. Show More Summary

The Best Long Reads of the Week, From Hot Sauce to a Pez Smuggler

A roundup of worthy weekend reading material. The Invention of the Perfect Cup of Coffee Medium The AeroPress gets its name from a sister product made by the same company: the Aerobie, a dinner-plate-sized ring that outflies a Frisbee by a mile. Show More Summary

Alex Atala's D.O.M. Receives Two Michelin Stars in Inaugural Brazil Guide

No Brazilian restaurant received the guide's highest honor of three stars. Alex Atala, a former disc jockey whose groundbreaking D.O.M. restaurant made him the international face of Brazilian food, became the country's first and only...Show More Summary

Taco Bell Will Soon Drop a Fritos Taco Bomb on the World

It's stuffed with chili, naturally. In what is clearly a sign of the impending apocalypse, Taco Bell has officially confirmed the existence of the Fritos taco. The existence of such a mythical beast has long been suspected, but now CEO...Show More Summary

Panera is Using Technology to Spy On Its Employees

It's intended to ensure that 'food is being correctly prepared.' Is Panera Bread going all Big Brother on its employees? Nation's Restaurant News reports that the broth bowl hawkers are testing a new program in which "for a set period...Show More Summary

Republican Lawmakers Use Chipotle to Defend 'Religious Freedom'

Chipotle's not too happy about being used to justify potential discrimination. The GOP is so hip and with it, they're now attempting to justify their shitty policy proposals by using beloved burrito hawker Chipotle as an example. InShow More Summary

Gadget Review: Six of the Best Hand Coffee Grinders

Who makes the best coffee hand grinder? Specialty coffee has a huge problem. It's not nearly as usable and immediately enjoyable as other beverages like wine, beer, and even tea thanks to coffee's two step process. Beans must first be ground and then brewed. Show More Summary

Starbucks Race 'Conversation Starters,' Ranked

Spoiler: They are equally terrible. Sometimes companies just don't know when to quit. Starbucks announced a controversial, confusing, and arguably dumb initiative this week "to engage both employees and customers in discussions about...Show More Summary

Smirnoff, Johnnie Walker, and Ciroc Will Now Display Calorie Counts on Bottle

It's a voluntary move by the world's biggest spirits maker. A major move by the world's largest spirits maker may put a damper on the drinking habits of body-conscious gym bros. Per a press release, Diageo (which is also a big-time producer...Show More Summary

Follow Eater on Instagram and Share Your Best Pics Using #eater

We're 'gramming like crazy over here. Eater's Instagram feed is a seemingly endless parade of food photos from our editors, critics, and photographers across the country. And starting right this second, we're going to begin featuring the best photos from our readers, too. Show More Summary

15 Tons of Lobster Survive Maine Highway Accident

Of course, they'll all just wind up being boiled alive anyway. Maine's most iconic foodstuff almost met a tragic fate this week. According to New England Cable News, "A tractor trailer loaded with 30,000 pounds of live lobsters fromShow More Summary

Break Me Off a Piece of That Kit-Kat... Sandwich?

Now it's even easier to make a meal out of candy. Photo: First Kitchen Japanese fast food chain First Kitchen just launched this glorious Kit Kat sandwich. The crispy chocolate confection is stuffed between two slices of spongy white bread along with whipped cream and orange zest and costs a mere 220 yen ($1.83). Sure beats the hell out of a PB&J.

Sewage Backup Doesn't Stop Philadelphia McDonald's From Serving Food

Gross. How about a side of raw sewage to go along with that Big Mac? A West Philadelphia McDonald's continued serving food for four days last September "as the stench of backed-up sewage permeated the restaurant," says Rather...Show More Summary

The Search for a Better Sriracha

Why the next fermented sensation could come from a restaurant kitchen. You like Sriracha. We get it. Even massive fast-food conglomerates get it, tabbing Sriracha as one of 11 surefire ways to lure in millennials. The fervor for the hot sauce is why Sriracha-doused pizza can be found at Pizza Hut and Sriracha "Quesaritos" are available at Taco Bell. Show More Summary

How the Apothecary Gave Birth to the Modern Cocktail Movement

The rise of the apothecary cocktail. Folk medicine techniques in the early apothecary, incorporating herbs and distilled spirits, are as old as known healing methods. Wild gathered botanicals and spices made up folk healers' satchel of curatives. Show More Summary

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