The rise of “food sherpas.” [NYT]

Chefs and restaurateurs discuss VIP treatment at restaurants. [Eater]

Grumpy Cat now has its own line of Grumppucciono coffee drinks. [Grubstreet]

A state appeals court rejects Bloomberg’s attempt to ban sugary beverages sold in NYC. [NPR]

Here’s some filet mignon beef jerky coated with 23-karat gold. [Foodbeast]

When is the best time of day to drink coffee? [Food Republic]