Welcome to the afternoon roundup! If it happened in food today, it's news to us. Here are a few stories that have caught our attention.
TV: A Game Of Thrones Pop Up Restaurant answers zero questions about who's going to die next, demonstrates how urban pigeons are, as suspected, virtually inedible.
Celebs: Beyoncé Vegan Food Service sounds like it would pair nicely with a Marky Mark workout and chilled bottle of Jolie-Pitt rosé. Actually, it sounds exactly like the sound of a billion-dollar industry sprouting up seductively from the garden.
New York: Danny Meyer's Porchlight Bar To Open, but you'll still wait longer for a cheeseburger in the park than a cocktail at the bar. It's okay though, first round's on him. Really, it's no trouble at all.
Tokyo: NOMA's Residency At Tokyo Mandarin Oriental, planned for more than two years and with servingware designed by 14 local artists, has been sold out since basically it was announced. The restaurant is selling a bunch of used plates, bowls and utensils in the low 3-figure range!
Big Food: Smuckers Diversifies Into Pet Foods; domesticated animal world awaits Uncrustkibbles*, human world still fascinated peanut butter and jelly in the same jar that drove Smuckers $2.5 billion into debt.
*with or without "bits"