On the Machismo of Cooking: Competitive Eaters Make for Macho TV

Cooking is now an essential part of modern machismo, or so men’s magazines seem to feel. [NYDN]

The International Federation of Competitive Eaters inks a deal with Spike TV to keep their “gurgitators,” including NY locals Crazy Legs Conti and Tim “Eater X” Janus, on the airwaves year-round. [Page Six]

Is it possible to open a restaurant on the D.L. in New York City? In the final chapter of this three-part series, the media weighs in. [Snack]

How to to actually pronounce the names of Thai dishes, so you don't have to use their English translations. [RealThai]

A behind-the-scenes look at how gourmet markets work, with a focus on one small Brooklyn store that concentrates on a few key products, rather than trying to stock everything. [Gothamist]

Iron Chef Cat Cora has been adopted as the official spokeperson for farmed catfish. [BusinessWire]

You can go to dinner and then a movie, or a movie and then to dinner. Or you can have both at the same time, at a few venues around the city. [AMNY]