Welcome to the weekend! Now’s the time to settle in and catch up on all this week’s food news. Here are top-level highlights of some of the food stories we’ve been reading this week.
- This is the real reason why brown eggs cost more to buy than their white counterparts. [Tasting Table]
- Is the Baogel—a bagel-bao mashup filled with sweet pork belly—the new Cronut? [Food Republic]
- An investigative report has found that the restaurant group owned New Orleans chef John Besh fostered a culture of sexual harassment. Shortly thereafter, Besh stepped down from his own restaurant group. [Times-Picayune, NPR]
- Between now and Halloween, Starbucks is serving a new stunt drink, the Zombie Frappuccino. It purportedly tastes like a caramel apple pop. [Bon Appétit]
- With offerings like a venison sandwich, Arby’s is hoping to bring game meats into the fast-food industry. [Eater]
- Do you have a loved one who’s going through a tough time? Here’s how to feed a grieving friend with a meal train. [Skillet]
- Famed Italian large-scale marketplace Eataly is opening its first outpost in California—specifically, Culver City. Here’s everything you need to know about navigating it. [Los Angeles Times]