Deval Patrick Snuffs Out Cigar Bars; Avant-Garde Chefs Embrace the Coolness of Jell-o


• Deval Patrick has stamped out an attempt by legislators to preserve cigar bars in Boston; the Boston Public Health Commission has ordered cigar bars to shut down by 2018. Naturally, cigar-bar owners vow to continue the fight. [Globe]

• It had to happen: Jell-o is cool again. So much so that “avant-garde” chefs are taking advantage. [WSJ]

• By observing “enigmatic” millennials in the wild, chain restaurant operators have figured out that the coveted 18-34 demographic enjoys snacking and socializing in restaurants. [NRN]

• This milk ad campaign is pissing off feminists since it insinuates that women with PMS are complete bitches who can be placated with a glass of cow juice. And this candy TV spot, which features dad man boobs, is just plain disturbing. [HuffPo, AdWeek]

• Jamie Oliver is ending a lucrative endorsement deal with the U.K.-based Sainsbury’s grocery chain to spend more time working with the Jamie Oliver Foundation. However, these celebrity chefs have no qualms about shilling for brands like Diet Coke and Crest. Right, Emeril? [HuffPo, Zagat]

• The author of the book Junk Foodie offers tips on making Balinese springs rolls out of orange fruit roll-ups, grapefruit jelly beans, and Utz Red Hot Potato Chips, among other disgusting-sounding recipes. [WSJ]