Starbucks Ice Cream at Your Grocer; Bill Gates Goes for Prix Fixe


• Starbucks launches a new line of ice creams inspired by their beverages in supermarkets today, including Caramel Macchiato and Mocha Frappuccino. [Grub Street]

• Uh-oh, burger addicts: A new study suggests that those who eat lots of red meat have a higher risk of early mortality. [Food Politics via Food/Atlantic]

• Though zebra-bedecked 64-year-old UES standby Gino had been rumored to close soon, the restaurant just signed a lease for another five years. [Eater]

• A new food balcony at Henri Bendel features Bella Cucina food and cookware. [NYT]

Dish Du Jour magazine will hold a contest in May to find New York City’s best meatballs. [Gothamist]

• Even Bill Gates isn’t above ordering a prix fixe. The mogul ordered Tao’s $24 lunch recently, commenting “That’s a good deal.” [NYP]