New England's First-Ever Wegman's to Open on Sunday; In Basque Country, Men (and Men Only) Bask in Their Love of Good Food


Massachusetts will get its very first Wegman's on Sunday. The chain's first local branch will open in Northborough, making it the largest grocery store in New England. [Globe]

Forget supper clubs; in Basque country, the popular thing is all-male gastronomic societies, dubbed txokos. [WSJ]

Subway plans to unveil "contactless payment" via phone, keychain fobs, etc. by next year. Kind of like a real subway. [NRN]

One hot culinary figure since El Bulli's closing is Sweden's Magnus Nilsson, who favors foods like gulls' eggs and fried thrush heads at his restaurant, Fäviken. [Newsweek via Daily Beast]