by Kriston Capps
- New fancy Coca-Cola fountain dispenses hundreds of cokes from one machine—including cokes never-before-seen in the U.S., like Raspberry Coke, Fanta Peach, and Grape Volt.
- The Metrocurean dishes on new restaurants from the owner of Local 16 here in the District.
- Pennsylvania is testing out a self-service wine kiosk that requires government-issue ID, conducts a visual scan to match the buyer with the identification photo, and performs an instant blood-alcohol sobriety test via a breath sensor—thus living up to the state motto, Pennsylvania Is for Replicants.
- A new Hannaford, Maine, supermarket earned LEED Platinum certification, the first grocery store to earn that distinction. Inside, however, they only sell hot dogs.
- San Francisco and Oakland get all the good pie.
- I certainly feel that the distribution middleman is the next step to making foods from farmers’ markets more accessible. But instead of drivers couriering foods to a drop-off location—where the consumers need to be waiting—shouldn’t they be going to a co-op?