'BUCKSWIRE— Starbucks is making an unexpected (desperate?) move into instant coffee: "Starbucks will begin testing the soluble coffee -- a term that conjures up images of instant brands such as Folgers, Sanka and Brim -- by selling it in Starbucks cafes as early as next month. It's unclear as yet whether the company will also extend the product to supermarkets..." [Crain's]
LOWER EAST SIDE— The Feed reports that LES bbq spot Georgia's Eastside BBQ has finally scored a beer license. [The Feed]
LOWER EAST SIDE— In their weekend round up, Urban Daddy is spilling the alleged new Milk & Honey number. NB: Last we heard they were only accepting texts. [UD]
BERLIN— The worst bartender in the world: "A Berlin barman has gone on trial accused of having served a 16-year-old boy 45 tequila shots, which killed him...The 28-year-old barman, identified only as Aytac G, allegedly had a drinking bet with the schoolboy, but poured mostly water for himself." [BBC via ESF]
RED HOOK— Sixpoint founder Shane Welch gets in the comments to explain what really went down between the company and the government.