Union League Spends $18 Million on Kitchen and Dining Room Upgrades; Whole Foods Rings Up a Whole Lot of Profits

• The 148-year-old Union League enters the the 21st Century, spending more than $18 million in last year on dining room and kitchen upgrades that include sous vide components and a 65,000-bottle wine cellar. [Inquirer]

• After Obama’s joke about holding a “Slurpee summit,” 7-Eleven executives are working hard to make it actually happen. [USAT]

• One writer looks at what it’s like to go out to dinner in Afghanistan. [Salon]

• Whole Foods is raking it in this year. [WSJ/MarketWatch]

• This is really going to happen: The Daily News pens a piece about New York’s next First Lady, Sandra Lee. [NYDN]

• Can pregnant mothers give their children allergies? Honestly, nobody really seems to know. [Time]