The fast-casual minimalistic London-based noodle chain Wagamama, with over 90 restaurants around the world — including three in the Boston area — announced the desire to expand to a whopping 650 locations in the United States. The company's chief executive said the plan is on "expanding mainly on the East Coast at first" and that "Boston alone could cater for 40 restaurants."
Coffee expert Oliver Strand on "specialty coffee's restaurant gap" and how restaurants are using awful pod coffee: "But in the context of fine dining, that uniformity and ubiquity is the problem.... Pod coffee runs directly counter to what makes a Michelin-starred restaurant so magnificent." He's prefer "not to be served something that your hairdresser can make for you." [Sprudge]
Oliver Strand has been writing the very fine column about coffee Ristretto on the New York Times' the Moment blog for nearly three years, and sad news: today's entry will be its last. Reached for comment, Strand tells Eater: "I was told this week that Ristretto and all the columns on the Moment were being cut as a part of the changes underway at T, the New York Times Style Magazine." He'll still be writing for the Times, and he'll still be writing about coffee, but Ristretto is done.
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