The latest in food news, ideas and philosophy, just in time for your lunch break.

* Schneider’s of Capitol Hill is seeking a license to grow cannabis. (City Paper)

* Minibar is the fifth-toughest reservation in the country. (Bon Appetit)

* World’s top chefs bid adieu to El Bulli. (Daily Telegraph)

* Man pays $117,000 for a bottle of wine. (WSJ)

* Irradiation can curb foodborne illnesses, but do we really want irradiated food? (Big Think)

* Cheesetique to venture beyond the curd. (The Feast)

* An analysis of David Chang’s new food mag. (NY Times)

* Thomas Keller is opening a French Laundry pop-up at Harrods, part of an American invasion of London. (Evening Standard)