Fast Food Elicits Guilty Plea; Where the Brangelina 8 Should Eat

• A Brooklyn rapist pleaded guilty in exchange for “KFC and Popeye’s chicken, mashed potatoes, coleslaw, carrot cake, along with a pizza, two calzones, lasagna and ice cream.” [NYP]

• A small group of teens opened a café for two days at the seaport this week as part of an entrepreneurial-training program. [Downtown Express]

Marion’s Continental Restaurant and Lounge is closing after eighteen years on the Bowery, but will operate under that name until the new management figures out what to do with the space. [Eater]

• Where should the Brangelina 8 eat in the United States? Food writers recommend the family-friendly Good Stuff Eatery in D.C. and Spruce in San Francisco. [Mouthing Off/Food & Wine]

• Chinese treats to eat tonight during the opening ceremony for the Olympics: Peking duck, dumplings, and bao. [NYDN]

• Charring foods create cancer-causing chemicals, so don’t grill dinner on a daily basis. [Diner’s Journal/NYT]