Water Water Everywhere
With the recent occurrence of World Water Week (March 20 — 26) it's only natural that water would be all over the news this week:
• UNICEF'S Celebrity Tap Water Project: In conjunction with their annual tap project, which aims to raise funds to deliver clean water to developing countries, UNICEF was giving away bottled tap water from the homes of six celebrities as a fund-raising sweepstakes. The lucky winner will receive beautifully designed bottles of water courtesy of stars such as Rihanna and Robin Williams.
• Ferran Adrià talks water: During a talk at the 92Y in New York City last week, Chef Ferran Adrià urged the audience to consider the importance of water, from the fact that humans need it to survive to the notion it can be consumed in countless variations of temperature and texture.
• The Darby charges for "rocks": After noticing a $2 "rocks" charge added to the tab for their Grey Goose over ice last weekend at The Darby in New York City, an angry patron submitted the receipt to Eater. The restaurant's manager explained that drinks with ice get a bigger pour of alcohol — the reason for the surcharge.
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