PepsiCo Suffers When You Drink Tap Water; Pastas for High-Pressure Times

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• PepsiCo is suffering because increasingly conservative consumers aren't buying as much bottled water and soft drinks as they used to, opting instead for water from their home faucets. [NYT]

• Pastas are usually not expensive, they're filling, and it's comforting to eat them in times of distress. Use this roundup of the city's notable dishes to find lasagna, gnocchi, gnudi, and whatever other kind tickles your tongue. [Metromix]

• The opening of the Palm in the financial district couldn't have worse timing, but the owners are hoping they'll have better luck in Europe. [Crain's]

• Having survived the market crash of 1987, Charlie Palmer and his restaurant, Aureole, are moving in the midst of another downturn. [NYO]

• If anyone knows how to shop for groceries, it's James Beard Award winner Gavin Kaysen. [TONY]