Game Show Mishaps, Paul Giamatti, And Josh: The Week's Top Food News

Plus, what is New Haven pizza, and is bottled water bad for our health?

This week saw Paul Giamatti mocking pizza in a bag at the Critics Choice Awards, a Wheel of Fortune contestant losing out on a BMW with the guess "beignets," and the rise of Josh Cellars wine as the internet meme heard 'round the world. Read on for our top news stories from the week of January 15-19, 2024.

This Regional Pizza Is Gaining Nationwide Traction

Neapolitan, New York–style, Detroit–style, deep dish, tavern-style—these are pizza variations that have gotten the most attention across the United States in recent years. But there's one highly regional pizza style that's quickly gaining steam, and it's one you should keep an eye out for, because with any luck it'll make an appearance in your town someday soon. Would you believe it comes from New Haven, Connecticut? - Dennis Lee Read More

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A ‘Wheel of Fortune’ Contestant Lost on This Delicious Word

In a heartbreaking episode of Wheel of Fortune that aired on January 11, the contestant had already partially solved the bonus round puzzle. The category was "Food and Drink," and the word "bagels" had already been unearthed. The second half of the puzzle contained the letters "G," "N," "T," and "S," with five letters yet to be turned. She guessed the wrong pastries. - Dennis Lee Read More

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Celebrities Ate Pizza in a Bag at the Critics Choice Awards

When you envision the meal on offer at a Hollywood awards ceremony, you're probably imagining opulent items topped with caviar and gold leaf. For those seated in the audience at this weekend's Critics' Choice Awards, however, the food left some attendees puzzled—to the point where one of the award winners even mentioned it in his acceptance speech. - Dennis Lee Read More

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Who Is Josh, and Why Is His Wine Taking Over My Feed?

You've likely seen a meme or two about Josh wine over the past week, no matter which social media platform(s) you're on. Why is this wine, available since 2007, making a sudden splash on the internet in 2024? – Jun Chou Read More

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Maybe Hold Off on Drinking Bottled Water, if You Can

Plastic is everywhere, and it can be found in just about everything, so it's not necessarily a shock to learn that we may be ingesting some when we drink out of plastic water bottles. What is surprising, though, is just how much plastic we could be taking in, and how little scientists know about the long-term effects these tiny bits could have on our health. - Angela L. Pagán Read More

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Uber Shuts Down Drizly Booze Delivery Service

After taking the booze business under its wing for three years, Uber will be closing down Drizly, its dedicated alcohol delivery service, Axios reports. Uber first purchased Drizly in 2021 for $1.1 billion, and the service operates a bit differently from the rest of Uber's businesses. - Angela L. Pagán Read More

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Snoop Dogg’s ‘Giving Up Smoke’ Stunt Was a Complete Disaster

On November 16, 2023, an image of rapper and entrepreneur Snoop Dogg was posted to his various official social media accounts. Text on the photo read, "After much consideration & conversation with my family, I've decided to give up smoke. Please respect my privacy at this time." His signature was included at the bottom. The internet went up in flames—but it turns out there was way more to this seemingly odd declaration than meets the eye. - Dennis Lee Read More

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