Looking Back on a Week of Intense Stories

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This post originally appeared on November 9, 2019, in Amanda Kludt’s newsletter “From the Editor,” a roundup of the most vital news and stories in the food world each week. Read the archives and subscribe now.


It’s been a busier than usual week and there are a lot of links to get to, so I’m going to jump right into it. But I will note Pete Wells’ tweets speak to my thoughts on various big stories this week, from the Bay Area to Santa Monica to Chicago, the wine world to the food writing world: people are complex and flawed. I often lean on the hero/villain dichotomy as a way to frame the world, but it doesn’t play when 80% of people are a muddled mess in the middle.


An array of ceramic and glass mugs and pitchers
A mug is never a bad idea
Louise Palmberg

We talk about our editors’ tricks for being expert diners, from an unconventional way to eat a pot pie to pre-gaming brunch and taking a breakfast road trip. Then we get into the biggest stories of the week.