Chocolate Ramen and Sake-Infused Chocolate: The Week in Important Food News

We skim seven days of fat to bring you the choicest cuts.

It's been a wild week in the world of food. Here are the tastiest headlines, ICYMI:

•Diva war alert! Aretha Franklin is getting into the food biz and she's coming for her old rival, saying, "Ms. Patti's gonna have to move those pies to the side!" [Click on Detroit]

•Mensho, a cult ramen empire from Japan that will debut in San Francisco next week, is currently offering a chocolate ramen special in Tokyo. [RocketNews24]

•Speaking of Japan, the country's latest crazy Kit Kat flavor debuts next week: Sake! [Kotaku]

•Thomas Keller issues an open letter apologizing to diners after the scathing New York Times review of Per Se: "We are sorry we let you down." []

•Pepsi is getting into the adult beverage world by opening Kola House, a restaurant and cocktail lounge in New York City. Your move, Coke. [New York Times]

•Can't get enough of McDonald's "special sauce?" You can now buy it by the bottle. [Foodbeast]

•Ben & Jerry's founder Ben Cohen made a special Bernie Sanders ice cream which he's not allowed to sell, so he's giving it away instead. [Los Angeles Times]

•There's a 27,000-person waiting list for famed Danish restaurant Noma's sold out pop-up in Australia. On the tasting menu? Crocodile fat and ants. [Eater]



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