Fizzy Milk Coming Soon; No Imported Beer at the White House


• Coca-Cola is preparing to launch Vio, a new carbonated milk that the company says tastes “like a birthday party for a polar bear.” [NYP]

• An interesting fact has emerged from Gatesgate: The White House serves only domestic beer. [The Awl via Boston Globe]

• A new study finds that obesity-related conditions account for 9.1 percent of all health spending. [NYP]

• Tracy Westmoreland is still on the hunt for an investor to save his Prospect Heights dive, Manhattans. [Fork in the Road/VV]

• Good news for Starbucks employees: The company will match 401(k) contributions this year. [NYP]

• Former Seymour Burton chef Josh Shuffman is helming the kitchen at Lucy Browne’s. [The Feedbag]

Centro Vinoteca’s Leah Cohen has never once cooked in her apartment. [Metromix]

• In an effort to be more eco-friendly, FreshDirect has vastly cut down on the number of cardboard boxes it uses and plans to eliminate them altogether next year. [City Room/NYT]