Starbucks Nixes Breakfast Sandwiches; Kenny Shopsin Ready for Mind-Altering Substances

In addition to slowing its expansion (finally), Starbucks will halt “sales of hot breakfast sandwiches because their smell interferes with the aroma of coffee.” [WSJ]

If Padma Lakshmi could eat anywhere right now, she’d head to a little taco stand in Mexico for some fish tacos on the beach. [Diner’s Journal/NYT]

Chelsea hot spot Stereo, which was closed by police earlier this month, will not be reopening at its current location because the landlord bought out the lease. [NYP]

Chefs like Daniel Boulud and Eric Ripert are jumping on the burger bandwagon at record speed. [Time]

Fabio Trabocchi doesn’t play music in Fiamma’s kitchen, and he thinks truffle oil is way overrated. [Diner’s Journal/NYT]

Shopsin’s proprietor Kenny Shopsin supposedly said he is "seriously considering getting back on drugs someday." [Bottomless Dish/Citysearch]

Amateur chefs, take note: You only need two knives to meet all of your kitchen needs. [NYDN]

One NYU student really likes Balthazar, no matter what some of our readers might say about it. [Washington Square News]

César Ramirez may be serving up rabbit dishes at Bar Blanc, but for his last meal he’d like to eat goat. [Eat for Victory/VV]