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Roberta's Holiday Bazaar; Starbucks Teams with RED

BATTERY PARK CITY— Grub Street learns that Greg Baxtrom, who was most recently the chef de cuisine at Blue Hill Stone Barns, will work for a spell at Floyd Cardoz's forthcoming North End Grill before he moves on to open his own restaurant. [GS]

BUSHWICK— This weekend Roberta's is holding a Holiday Bazaar. From 5 - 10 PM on Friday and 12 - 7 PM on Saturday,
they'll be serving mulled wine, cheese soup, roasted meats, and artisanal beer and coffee and vendors will sell food items (tea, kimchi, pickles), clothing, jewelry, and more. [EaterWire]

BUCKSWIRE— Starbucks is partnering with RED to raise awareness on World AIDS Day. Five cents off every beverage sold at participating locations tomorrow will go to RED. [EaterWire]

MEALS ON WHEELS—Here's Roots drummer Questlove on why he's opening a fried chicken food truck, Quest Loves Food: "Food trucks are the new black. And I'm trying to prove that fried chicken is the new cupcakes." Wait, fried chicken is the new cupcakes? That's a new one. Also, he got the idea from food trucks that would park outside his DJing gigs: "At 3 in the morning, I'm watching these people kill all this Mexican corn. And I was like, 'Man, I want a food truck.'" [Adweek via Eater National]


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