New England’s First-Ever Wegman’s to Open on Sunday; In Basque Country, Men (and Men Only) Bask in Their Love of Good Food


• Massachusetts will get its very first Wegman’s on Sunday. The chain’s first local branch will open in Northborough, making it the largest grocery store in New England. [Globe]

• Forget supper clubs; in Basque country, the popular thing is all-male gastronomic societies, dubbed txokos. [WSJ]

• Subway plans to unveil “contactless payment” via phone, keychain fobs, etc. by next year. Kind of like a real subway. [NRN]

• One hot culinary figure since El Bulli’s closing is Sweden’s Magnus Nilsson, who favors foods like gulls’ eggs and fried thrush heads at his restaurant, Fäviken. [Newsweek via Daily Beast]