‘Starbucks Evenings’ Menu Includes Beer, Wine, Bacon-Wrapped Dates

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Now you can spike your grande-skinny-vanilla-soy-frappucino-whatever.

Another Starbucks location started selling beer and wine this week, and it looks like the coffee behemoth is taking booze seriously. The companys moving forward with its Starbucks Evenings menu, which also includes small plates like bacon-wrapped dates, truffle macaroni and cheese, and chocolate fondue. Its all part of Starbuckss greater plan for world takeover through nonbranded coffee shops; apparently theres even a sommelier at Starbucks HQ (enlighten us: Which wine pairs well with a pumpkin-spice latte? Does Riesling or Chardonnay complement a mediocre pound cake?). Right now, the stores with Starbucks Evenings are limited to Chicago, Seattle, Washington, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Portland, and Washington, D.C., but the companys already feeling it out in New York. Yikes. This could go down as the worst date spot ever. [HuffPo, Earlier]