Shrimp Season Officially Here; Bartenders Face Physical Challenges

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• Uncork the champagne: New England’s shrimp season has officially begun, though it’s, er, shrimpier than in years past. [Globe]

• Massachusetts will spend up to $150,000 on consultants to determine the viability of a food market off the Rose Kennedy Greenway; some say it’s already a done deal. [Herald]

• With the popularity of heavy Kold-Draft ice cubes and specialized shaking techniques, bartending can take a serious physical toll. So tip accordingly, cheapskates! [NYT]

• A fast-food chain in France will introduce a foie-gras burger. No word on any side of fried frogs’ legs with ketchup. [BBC]

• Here’s a probing investigative piece about white-chocolate mochas and other seasonal drinks. [NYP]

• Picky eating may be a medical disorder. Yeah, and we’re “allergic” to onions. [ABC News]

• One more reason for your vegan friends to look smug: Prices on meat, milk, eggs, cheese, and sugar are up and will stay that way through the holiday season. [USAT]

Shrimp Season Officially Here; Bartenders Face Physical Challenges