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  1. environmental concerns
    The Plastic Straw–pocalypse Is Coming. What Will it Mean for Boba?With straw bans looming, bubble-tea vendors will become environmental pioneers.
  2. food media
    New York Times Responds to Backlash Over Clueless Bubble-Tea ArticleThe paper addressed complaints from readers about the tone and substance of the coverage.
  3. Openings
    Tangerine Soft Opens in Little Tokyo with Discounts on SGV Teahouse FareAuthentic Chinese Cuisine is Now Available in Little Tokyo
  4. Coming Soon
    Lollicup Bringing Boba Tea and Squid Balls to SawtelleThe boba and milk tea specialist had its start in San Gabriel before expanding to China and the greater U.S.
  5. Openings
    Hollywood Desserts and Soho GoblinsThis week in the magazine, Rob and Robin track two openings: the wildly successful Hollywood frozen-yogurt chain Pinkberry, and Goblin Market, a new Soho eatery named after lascivious young men in a poem by Christina Rossetti. Pinkberry, they report, is “the talk of the L.A. food blogs.” We tracked down a few of those blogs.