Cheers to the weekend! Now’s the time to settle into a laid-back rhythm and catch up on all the best food news on the web. For your perusal, here’s a thoughtfully curated selection of stories that we loved reading this week.
- Thai soup isn’t isn’t limited to just tom yum and khao soi. Here are more than 20 Thai noodle soups to prove it. [Lucky Peach]
- A new crop of wine bars are sprouting all over the country, and they’re taking inspiration from the natural wine bars of Paris. They’re often tiny and unassuming, and serve small-production, sulfur-free wines that are made without additives. [Eater]
- Williamsburg chocolate company Mast Brothers has made a name for itself as a pioneer in the bean-to-bar artisanal chocolate movement, but now peers are alleging that some of Mast Brothers’ production has involved remelting chocolate bought from other manufacturers. [Quartz]
- Chipotle’s built its reputation on fresh, local ingredients, but with recent food poisoning outbreaks, will it still be able to rely on local suppliers? A look at how the company needs to reassess its food-handling practices. [The New Yorker]