Obamas Dine at Grimaldi’s; Vodka Makes A Splash

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Michelle, Malia, and Sasha Obama ordered three pizzas at Grimaldi's yesterday. [Brooklyn Paper]

Sales of kombucha tea are rising and proponents claim it can do everything from cure a hangover to increase T-cell counts. [NYT]

Wine-shop tastings may be the best bet for truly free alcohol in New York. [Frugal Traveler/NYT]

Long maligned by mixology types, vodka is slowly returning to the high-end cocktail menus; even PDT serves vodka drinks. [Serious Eats]