Cheers to it being almost the weekend! Now’s finally the time to settle into a laid-back rhythm and catch up on all the best food stories and most interesting food news on the web. For your perusal, here’s a thoughtfully-curated selection of stories that we loved reading this week.
- If you’re craving a tomato sandwich but can’t decide between a BLT, tomato-mayo sandwich, or garlicky pan con tomate? The solution is to make a Frankenwich that encompasses the best of all three. [New York Times]
- Gratitude Café, a little coffee shop in Kabul, Afghanistan, holds a unique contradiction: it’s both one of the most exclusive and most unassuming cafés in the world. [Food Republic]
- From Atlanta’s new Ponce City Market (where we’re opening a store this weekend!) to Anthony Bourdain’s international street food market in lower Manhattan, America’s food hall trend is in full swing. Just in case you remain unconvinced, here are 17 new food halls opening in a city near you. [Eater]
- Don’t let your supermarket’s beer aisle fool you: not all beers are amber ales or IPAs. From English Barleywine to Flanders Red, here are 20 classic beer styles you should try to broaden your drinking horizons. [Serious Eats]