5 Things to Talk About During Your Lunch Break

WARNING: You might want to read this after you dig in to that tuna sandwich; some of the news this week is a little hard to swallow.

1. Dessert: Fall 2014 Couture is good enough to eat. 

So far, the Paris couture collections have been frickin’ sweet, literally. Cotton-candy-like gowns from Giambattista Valli, Chanel and Armani Privé (below) are making our stomachs growl. Icing only, just the way we like it. [T Magazine]

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2. Man raises almost $70,000 on Kickstarter for potato salad

This dude just wanted some help making potato salad and the Internet gave him 70,000 green faces (and counting). [Kickstarter]


3. Chop’t is fuck’t

Speaking of salad, someone found a dead rat in their Chop’t wrap on Tuesday. Do New York City vermin count as a local ingredient? [Gothamist]

4. Crumbs Bake Shop stores to close

The cupcake chain Crumbs announced that it is shutting down all of its stores. Sounds like the cupcake empire is finally crumbling. Beware, Macarons, you could be next. [AP]


5. Restaurants cater to Instagram

In an article titled, “Your Eyes are Happier Than Your Stomach,” the Times declares that restaurants now care more about making their food Instagram-filter friendly and less about how it tastes. Finally. [NYTimes]

Illustration by Charlotte Fassler. Images via T, Kickstarter and Dan Haskell