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  1. the 2010s
    The Seltzer DecadeYou can’t escape the bubbles.
  2. water
    The Everything Guide to Bottled WaterAssessing the latest options in the H20 aisle — alkaline, boxed, Ice Age–era. Plus: A tasting with Adam Platt.
  3. This Is Happening
    This Coffee Shop Just Introduced a Water Tasting MenuThere are notes of calcium and zinc.
  4. News You Can Booze
    Anheuser-Busch Stopped Making Beer to Bottle Water for Flood VictimsThe company just shipped 50,000 cans of drinking water to Texas and Oklahoma.
  5. Environment
    California’s New Regulation Requires Customers to Request WaterServers cannot automatically bring it out with menus.
  6. Sponsorships
    Aly Raisman Will Be the Face of Poland SpringThe Needham Olympian has liquid assets.
  7. Potent Potables
    California Taps May Be Pouring Something Even Worse Than Treated Waste WaterTwo environmental groups are suing the state’s Department of Public Health over failing to set a satndard for carcinogenic chromium-6, made famous by Erin Brokovich.
  8. East Village
    Would You Like Some Water With That Water?Whatddup, water-only café.
  9. Mediavore
    Thyroid Treatments Blamed For Philly’s Radioactive Water; Starbucks MashesPlus: The Quaker Oats dude is getting a makeover; and the U.S. nixes plans to send food to North Korea, all in our morning news roundup.
  10. Mediavore
    N.J. Gives Revel the Go-Ahead; Is Chocolate the Key to Staying Thin?Plus: Alicia Silverstone chews her baby’s food; and children may be harvesting our food here in the U.S., all in our morning news roundup.
  11. Mediavore
    Qdoba Wants You to Pucker Up; There’s No Real Reason That Women Like ChocolatePlus water bottle woes and more, all in our morning news round-up.
  12. Drinks
    Italian Sparkling Water Plans to Burst Pellegrino’s BubblesIt’s gulping down New York.
  13. Mediavore
    Gas Drillers Get the Go-Ahead to Stop Delivering Drinking Water; DirtyPlus: Details on how to “Chinese orange”; and Google gears up to release its “Ice Cream Sandwich,” all in our morning news roundup.
  14. Mediavore
    Cancer Patients’ Urine Is the Likely Culprit For Radiation in Philly’sPlus: Everything you ever wanted to know about reading wine labels; and Michelle Obama’s deal with Wal-Mart to combat food deserts, all in our morning news roundup.
  15. Mediavore
    Water Department Tries to Isolate the Source of Radioactive Contaminants inPlus: Women dominate at James Beard Awards; and many North Koreans eat wild grass to stave off hunger, all in our morning news roundup.
  16. Beer Me
    Research Proves It! Beer Is Better Than Water!If it’s coming from scientists, it must be true.
  17. Mediavore
    E. Coli Scare Prompts Recall of 23,000 Pounds of Lebanon Bologna; ObsessivePlus: Japan worries that its water and fish are radioactive; and Temple University receives grants to fight obesity among low-income preschoolers, all in our morning news roundup.
  18. Mediavore
    Sarah Palin Fights For Kids Right to be Obese; Restaurateurs Still at Odds withPlus smoked turkeys gain popularity, and Japanese chefs in America prefer water bottled in Japan, all in our morning news roundup.
  19. Mediavore
    E. Coli Scare Shuts Down Schools in NJ; Atlantic City’s Visitors Are SpendingPlus a new study says alcohol is more dangerous than crack and heroin, and North Korea’s new leader, Kim Jong-un, is “chubby,” all in our morning news roundup.
  20. Quote of the Day
    Water WarsWhy we rejected the tap and turned to the bottle.
  21. Mediavore
    Top Chef Contestants Unite for Haiti; Salami Recalled in L.A.A group lead by Ron Duprat will hold a fundraiser while L.A. joins in on a salmonella scare.
  22. Food Politics
    Save State Money With Tap WaterA petition seeks to stop state spending on bottled water.
  23. Mediavore
    Does the Crowd Ruin Dinner?; Clubbing Goes GreenMarketing food to kids, hiring only female hostesses, rare cocktail books, and more, in our daily news roundup.
  24. Mediavore
    Bye-bye, Bottled Water; Cheyenne Diner ClosedBottled water is becoming a faux pas, Cindy Adams takes the stand in the Patsy’s-vs.-Patsy’s trial, and the patrons of the Cheyenne Diner have one last meal there.
  25. NewsFeed
    A Water That Promises More Than Mere Hydration If you’re a female bloated, constipated, uncreative, agitated, insomniac who isn’t coping well with change, then we’ve got the water for you. Or maybe you’re an uneasy traveler, afraid of flying, wary of new environments, and sunburned. There’s water for you, too! Perhaps your work is costing you sleep, focus, regular bowel movements, and a shiny coat. Drink the water! Grub Street received three such cure-alls in bullet-shaped bottles all the way from Australia. (Sadly, they sent us no remedy for our dull, backed-up, out-of-focus children.) Balance water uses “infused flower essences” (colorless! Tasteless!) to transmit the power of remote Australian flowers into pedestrian American water. And all for a suggested retail price of $2.29 a liter! That kind of pricing might play Down Under, but here we pay premium for such promises. —Aileen Gallagher Balance Water [Official site] Related: Quenching an Eco-Friendly Thirst [NYM]
  26. Back of the House
    The Tap Project Needs Your Restaurant The Tap Project, a UNICEF charity we’ve supported in the past, has a simple and elegant premise: If people paid one dollar for tap water in restaurants for a week, it would pay for a lot of clean drinking water in Third World countries. You can’t complain about the price — in New York, our tap water tastes better than a lot of brands that cost more. But UNICEF is looking for more participants to join the effort during World Water Week, March 16 to March 22. If you own or operate a restaurant, contact the Tap Project. You’ll be in good company: Participating establishments include Esca, Le Bernardin, and Gramercy Tavern.
  27. In the Magazine
    This Week: New Fusion, New Coffee, Repurposed Water The city’s newest food-fusion trend is Latin American and Italian cuisines, says the Underground Gourmet in this week’s magazine. Miranda in Williamsburg and Matilda in the East Village are leading the charge, and Rob and Robin alternate between calling it “Mex-Italian” and “Tusc-Mex.” (Our pick: “Mexcellente.”) Outside of our regular reading route, Intel has a dishy item about David Bouley — apparently, his Tribeca neighbors aren’t so thrilled about his proposed Brushstrokes restaurant. Back in the food section, it’s a difficult time of year for the Greenmarket, but that doesn’t deter Damon Wise at Craft for offering up this week’s “In Season” recipe: pan-roasted salsify. Gael Greene visits Smokin’ Q on the Upper East Side this week and enjoys the ribs and the thin-cut fries, though she could do without the owner’s jokes. Rob and Robin introduce us to three new restaurants this week, and we can’t wait to visit Terroir, the latest from Marco Canora and Paul Grieco. Also in “Openings”: an East Village coffee bar co-owned by Sasha Petraske and a new burger spot in the financial district. If a recession breeds good $4 burgers, it can’t be that bad. Finally, if you want to reduce bottled-water waste, we found four restaurants with a DIY approach to filtration and carbonation.
  28. The New York Diet
    Kristina Klebe of ‘Halloween’ Likes Her Yogurt With Pumpkin Seeds If you’re one of the many who saw Rob Zombie’s Halloween during its record-setting opening weekend, you last saw Kristina Klebe playing trash-talking cheerleader Lynda. You’ll probably next see her alongside Uma Thurman in Griffin Dunne’s comedy The Accidental Husband, in which she plays Isabelle Rossellini’s (fully dressed and much more conservative) daughter. In the meantime, she’s jetting between her hometown, New York (she used to bartend at Serafina), and her adopted city, L.A.“I love that I can walk back to a place after dinner,” she says of New York. “If you go out in L.A., you’re full and you just go out to your car and go home.” So where did she dine and dash during this week of auditions and director meetings?
  29. NewsFeed
    Perrier Wants to Get You DrunkWhen’s the last time you ordered a Vodka Perrier? Gin and Perrier? That overwhelming chorus of “never”s is deafening to Perrier executives, and they’ve taken their crack marketing team to the Lower East Side to remedy this situation. Last night at Fontana’s we received a bottle of “Crazier,” and a free drink made of pineapple juice, coconut vodka, and Perrier. And yes, it was as disgusting as it sounds.
  30. Mediavore
    End of the Line for the First Carvel; The Blue Seats Opening DelayedThe original Carvel store in Westchester is giving up the ghost and will be demolished next summer. [NYP] Mega sports bar the Blue Seats isn’t open yet, and the reason has something to do with one of their 8,000 TVs being stolen. [TONY] Related: Seriously Bromantic Restaurant Ready for Its Close-up Tom Colicchio takes the “last meal” quiz very seriously, designing a world tour that would include lasagne at the Fat Duck, lamb’s brain in Florence, and dessert at the North Fork Table & Inn. [Eat for Victory/VV]
  31. Mediavore
    Chicken Fingers Clutch at America’s Youth; Eco-Rebels Reject Bottled WaterUnited States of Arugula author (and friend of Grub Street) David Kamp worries for the next generation: “America is in the grips of a nefarious chicken-finger pandemic, in which a blandly tasty foodstuff has somehow become the de facto official nibble of our young.” [NYT] Doing their part for Mother Earth, more restaurants are eschewing bottled water and the profits it brings. But only Del Posto is on board in New York. [NYT] Other restaurants are looking to inflate water prices even more: “When paired correctly with fine wines, particular waters enhance subtle flavors and fragrances, allowing for the ultimate dining experience.” [Chef Magazine]