Esca Chef to Work for Mets; Bourdain Back on Food Network

Esca chef David Pasternack will be right at home in the new Mets stadium come 2010, running a place called the Fish Shack. [Insatiable Critic]
Related: Hark! New Shake Shack to Open at Shea Stadium

Kim Severson just ruined our breakfast with a look at PETA’s "Got Pus?" campaign and the question of whether or not milk contains pus. Let’s all share the nausea, shall we? [Diner’s Journal/NYT]

A Brooklyn pizza maker accused of gunning down a mobster was acquitted yesterday, but the case still reinforces those old mafia-in-cahoots-with-Italian-joints stereotypes. [NYDN]

The Food Network has had a change of heart about Anthony’s Bourdain’s series A Cook’s Tour and will be adding episodes from the show’s two seasons to its regular lineup. [Yumsugar]

A couple of striking screenwriters have taken their talents to the Web by launching a blog that covers “food, politics and love.” [Mouthing Off/Food & Wine]

There’s a creepy new cartoon video that is a tribute to pork and all of its glories. [The Grinder/Chow]