The Daily Meal dishes on what's hot and trending in the world of all things food and drink for Wednesday, June 15, 2016.
Today's first course?
The World’s 50 Best Restaurants were announced, and the big winner is Osteria Francescana in Modena , Italy. Being named one of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants is one of the more coveted culinary honors; the annual awards are known in some circles as the international Oscars of the gastronomic world. This is the first year the awards were held in New York City. Previously, they had been held in London, but they will now embark on a world tour. The awards will be held in Melbourne in 2017, and a different culinary-focused city every year in the future.
The Vetri Family Restaurant Group, which was sold to Urban Outfitters in November, is set to open a fourth location of its casual dining concept, Pizzeria Vetri. This will the group’s first Washingon D.C. location, with two other locations in Philadelphia and one in Austin. The restaurant will feature “an expansive selection of seasonal, wood-fired pies in a casual, comfortable setting,” according to a release. Offerings will include classics like Margherita pizza.
The freelancers of Japan will soon have a new place to hang out and work all day, because McDonald’s Japan has announced that they will be installing free Wi-Fi in many restaurants over the summer. Approximately 1,500 McDonald’s locations in Japan will be outfitted with free Wi-Fi this summer in an attempt to get customers to come in and loiter throughout the day, in addition to coming in at the primary meal times. The first McDonald’s restaurants will be getting their Wi-Fi starting next week, and the rest of the roll-out should be completed in July.
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