The namesake dish (with ramps) at April Bloomfield’s Salvation Burger will run you $25…without fries.

Wine, beer, mezcal and more have been on our minds this week. We asked renowned sommeliers which wines are best to pair with lobster rolls, looked into an Austin brewery making beer with rainwater and a Pittsburgh bar that curated a cocktail menu based on the classic 90s film The Sandlot. You’ll need a Great Spambino to take the edge off the harsh truths of New York’s burger economics. All that and more on this week’s Hot Topics.

  1. The sad reality of NYC’s burger scene is that the prices are too damn high.
  2. Speaking of burgers, have you ever considered that you may be eating these things the wrong way?
  3. Bored of scones? Make these mashed potato scones and never look at the spud or baked pastry the same way again.
  4. Lobster roll season is here and we asked some sommeliers about wine pairings.
  5. This Pittsburgh bar loves The Sandlot so much that they created a cocktail menu based off of it!
  6. When life gives you rain, make beer! This Austin brewery works with a rain collector to do just that.
  7. Visiting the West Coast of Canada? Here’s where to eat and drink in Vancouver.
  8. Pernod Ricard bought a major stake in America’s favorite mezcal brand, Del Maguey.
  9. Hemp History Week was this past week. How did you celebrate?
  10. Sushi goes around and around on this ferris wheel. And it’s the food toy of your dreams.