The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. Funky Gourmet Rocks While Greece Roils

    Like the eccentric, nitrogen-fueled “Orange Explosion” it’s known for, this Athens restaurant is a study in contradictions. Patrons drop $100 for a sampler platter not far from where Greeks reeling from an economic crisis stand in soup lines. Sniffed one critic, “The elitist prices leave a bitter aftertaste.” But even if you’re not a trickle-down believer, there’s no denying that in an industry whose revenues dropped 18 percent in 2013, Funky Gourmet’s phenomenal four-year rise to Michelin double-stardom is a tasty serving of good news.


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