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Food FYI: Wendy's lobster and caviar burger hits Japan

August 09, 2012|By Betty Hallock
  • Wendy's is rolling out lobster and caviar sandwiches in Tokyo.
Wendy's is rolling out lobster and caviar sandwiches in Tokyo. (Wendy's )


Wendy's rolls out the Lobster Surf & Turf Burger and the Premium Caviar & Lobster Sandwich for a limited time at Tokyo locations -- one in the shopping district Omotesando and a second opening Aug. 17 in the Roppongi Hills mall. Each costs ¥1,280, or about $16.28. [Los Angeles Times]


A map shows how fast the world's largest aquifers -- areas which hold deposits of groundwater -- are beign depleted, some at a stunning rate. "What's truly alarming is how many people depend on that over-exploitation for their food." [NPR]


What wines go with banh mi, smoked turkey and blue cheese sandwiches or potato or egg salad? Here are seven wines to enjoy al fresco, including a Central Coast Viognier-Sauvignon Blanc blend, an extra rosy clairet from Bordeaux and a Sonoma County Arneis. Even something for dessert. [Epicurious]


Make peach shortcake: "a big, buttery biscuit floating on top of a cloud of whipped cream and lots of juicy, sweet summer fruit." With warm butterscotch sauce. [David Lebovitz]


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