Top Wine Prices Not Dropping; Taste the ‘Frozen Popcornsicle’

• You’d think that prices for top bottles of wine are falling in this economy, but you’d be wrong. [Portfolio]

• Is Starbucks killing off independent coffeehouses in Harlem just like it has everywhere else? [Uptown Flavor]

• Finish an order of the incredibly spicy phaal curry at Brick Lane Curry House, and they’ll give you a free beer and a certificate to prove you ate it. [Serious Eats]

Top Chef‘s Richard Blais invented the “frozen popcornsicle,” made with liquid nitrogen—treated caramel- and cheese-flavored popcorn, and he’ll be showing it off at the Garrett’s Popcorn on Fifth Avenue, in July. [Zagat Buzz]
Related: Sophisti-pops [NYM]

• There’s a good chance you don’t know how to properly make a cup of green tea. [WSJ]

• BED is rumored to be reopening in time for the Fourth of July. [Guest of a Guest]