Root Beer Is Back; Starbucks Cuts Prices


• America’s comfort-food cravings are good news for root beer, which is suddenly trendy again. [WSJ]

• Starbucks (whose profits dropped 77 percent last quarter) is sick of its rivals talking about how expensive the chain’s drinks are, so they’re lowering prices on some of the most popular drinks. [WSJ]

• David Bouley allegedly owes over $18K in unpaid common charges on his Tribeca condo. [NYP]

• Former La Grenouille chef Stephane Becht is now in charge of food at the Pierre Hotel. [Urbanite/amNY]