Mediavore: Al Fresco Fisherman’s Wharf

• The city wants to lure locals back to Fisherman’s Wharf by, among other things, encouraging sidewalk dining. [SF Examiner]

• The Night Owl seeks out the best ice in Oakland. Spoiler: “Ice connoisseurs” go to Flora. [Oakland Tribune]

• Venezuela has banned Coke Zero, citing the beverage’s possible health risks. [WSJ]

• In an alarming sign for T.G.I. Friday’s, the chain has rolled out five major promotions in 2009 alone. [Salon]

• Poultry was the number one source of food poisoning in 2006. [NYT]