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.
- Somm: Into the Bottle, a follow-up documentary to director Jason Wise’s 2012 documentary Somm, gives wine enthusiasts a primer on the business of wine, from winemaking to barrel aging to the cost of labor and craftsmanship. As an added bonus, it’s purportedly very funny, too. [Inside Scoop SF]
- The Vetri Family, a prominent Philadelphia restaurant group owned by James Beard award-winning chef Marc Vetri, has sold its restaurant portfolio to Urban Outfitters. URBN has eyed the restaurant group, whose notable spots include Vetri, Alla Spina and Pizzeria Vetri, with intention of expanding the Pizzeria Vetri brand into forthcoming Urban Outfitters spaces. [Eater]
- Ever wondered how different flours affect baking? Zachary Golper, chef and owner of Brooklyn bakery Bien Cuit, breaks down the difference between oats, buckwheat, corn and rye. [Lucky Peach]
- Gourmands: Next time you find yourselves in Washington, D.C., skip the museums and the monuments in favor of the Capitol’s surprise attraction, urban farmers’ markets. [Wall Street Journal]