We hit up several of our favorite chefs this week — Jon Shook, Sean Brock, Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Eli Collins (Daniel Boulud’s most trusted sausage-craftsman) — to talk new restaurants, charcuterie and the island life. It’s a good life, according to Jean-Georges on his new St. Barth’s restaurant, which of course overlooks a coral reef.

Kick off baseball beer-drinking season around the country — this year’s the year of the stadium craft brew, remain calm and caffeinated with our updated Coffee Power Rankings, find out what’s in Big Boi’s wine fridge and have some Italian comfort food. It’s Friday, you’ve earned it. Here are our top 12 stories of the week.