New California law allows diners to bring their own containers for restaurant leftovers

At certain restaurants, guests go into a meal knowing they’ll take home leftovers. It’s the entire premise of Olive Garden’s “Buy One, Take One” special, in which diners get an entree at the restaurant and one to take home, starting at $12.99. But all those doggie bags add up to a lot of packaging; why can’t customers…

Biting into peanut shells vs. cracking with fingers (A cordial Takeout conversation)

It has come to my attention that my colleague, Kate Bernot, has never cracked open a peanut shell with her teeth. I know this because when I mentioned this to her, she reacted with a horror as if she witnessed the Holy Ghost. What follows is a conversation over Slack of me attempting to expose her to the joys of…