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Wolfgang Puck Disses Starbucks; Norma's Noise Woes

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BURGER TIME— Today Serious Eats has a round up of 11 burgers across the country that are worth the hype. [SE]

MIDTOWN— Construction next to the Parker Meridien Hotel is so bad that business is down drastically at two of the hotel's eateries, Norma's and The Knave. While the Knave used to take in around $600 in sales per shift, lately they've been making $100. [DNA Info]

MIAMI— A manager at the branch of Philippe in Boca Raton found $15,000 in cash left behind at a table by a regular. Instead of running with the cash, he returned it to the diner. [Eater Miami]

BUCKSWIRE— Plucky Austrian chef Wolfgang Puck was in Houston pimping his line of bottled iced coffees — called, no joke, "Wolfgang Puck Culinary Iced Coffee" — and he also shared his not-so-favorable opinion of his competitor, Starbucks. Said Puck: "[I]t's terrible coffee! Like when I fly on United Airlines they say, 'We proudly serve Starbucks coffee.' I said they should say, 'We are embarrassed to serve Starbucks coffee.'"Please do click through for more. [Eater National]

PARK SLOPEThistle Hill Tavern is launching a happy hour tonight. From 5 - 7 PM on Monday - Friday the restaurant will offer a pint of Kelso pilsner with a burger for $15 or a glass of wine a cheese selection with toast for $10. [EaterWire]

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