Weekly Media Mix: Starbucks Goes Gaga, Dude-itors Take Over Manhattan Media, and Punky Brewster Teaches Moms to Cook

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Some of the week's biggest food and drink stories
Weekly Media Mix
Arthur Bovino

Weekly Media Mix


The Daily Byte's Weekly Media Mix rounds up the week's big food stories.

• A new eco-label will allow UK diners to enjoy endangered eel by the end of the year. [Guardian]
• Scientists believe they have discovered a 'Fat Gene' that affects cholesterol and diabetes. [Time]

• New York City's legendary Upper East Side celeb-hangout, Elaine's, will close next week. [NYT]
Shake Shack opens in D.C. [Eater]

• The rise of "Dude-itors" on the Manhattan media scene. [WWD]

• An all grown-up Soleil Moon Frye of Punky Brewster will host an online cooking show for moms. [NY Daily News] 

• Jamie Oliver is partnering with Electronic Arts to create a social food game. [All Things Digital]
Gilt Taste launched this week, offering artisanal gourmet items. [NYT]

• Morimoto will host a fundraiser on June 7th to benefit Japanese disaster relief. [GS]
• London Eye pop-up restaurant will be part of the London Restaurant Festival this fall. [Big Hospitality]

• Starbucks is teaming up with Lady Gaga for a digital promotional campaign in June. [USA]
• Ex-Google chefs to expand their catering company, Gastronaut. [WSJ]

• The new Preakness mascot, Kegasus, angers Maryland officials. [GS]

Shame of the Week
• A woman is being charged with a third degree felony after attempting to trade a salad in exchange for drugs. [KSL]

• A Wisconsin man consumed his 25,000 Big Mac. [YouTube

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