Welcome to the weekend! Now’s the time to settle into a laid-back rhythm and catch up on all this week’s food news on the web. Here are the high-level highlights of the food stories we’ve been reading this week.
- Because apparently we haven’t quite hit peak avocado hype, something called “the world’s first avocado bar” is about to open in Brooklyn. No doubt there will be plenty of Instagrammable avocado toast. [Eater NY]
- Food & Wine magazine has just released its Best New Chefs, and the 2017 class is the most diverse it’s been in years. [Grub Street]
- A new study from the National Resources Defense Council shows that in the past decade or so, Americans have been eating less beef, chicken and pork, and more cheese, butter and leafy greens. [The New York Times]
- Cronuts, rainbow bagels and sushi doughnuts, move aside: The latest hybrid food to go viral on social media is the spaghetti doughnut. [Food & Wine]
- Next week, Food Network will air a brand-new restaurant makeover show, Help My Yelp, in which a restaurant consultant helps eateries that have received bad Yelp reviews turn their scores around. [The FN Dish]
- Chef José Andrés and President Donald Trump have settled a legal dispute after a fallout two years ago when the chef pulled his restaurant out of a Trump hotel following the then-candidate’s remarks against immigrants. [Eater]