What I’m reading: Daredevils, wine snobs and Mexico’s new high-speed train

  1. Those crazy daredevil Russian photographers are at it again. I don’t know whether to be impressed or offended. I’m leaning toward impressed. Gawker
  2. McDonalds has 34,480 restaurants in 119 countries, but not here. NPR
  3. Fascinating: How a 45-story boondoggle became the world’s tallest slum. Upworthy
  4. High-speed rail in Mexico will link the Riviera Maya with Merida. Mexico Today
  5. Wine snobs get punk’d. Is wine tasting really just a mind game? New York
  6. Is New York’s legendary Four Seasons restaurant being evicted? Gothamist
  7. Could the James Beard Awards actually move to Chicago? GrubStreet
  8. Nightmare: When a food writer suddenly can’t taste. NYTimes
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