Obamas Dine at Grimaldi’s; Vodka Makes A Splash


• 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]