Foreign Food on the Rise in China; NRN Goes Biweekly

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• Foreign food is ultrapopular in China right now, with over 5,000 Western restaurants in Beijing alone. [ABC News]

Nation's Restaurant News will end its current weekly schedule and go biweekly next year. [Food Writer's Diary]

• Padma Lakshmi will appear on 30 Rock on November 12. [Eater National]

• Nello Balan is not impressed by the Russian billionaires dropping thousands of dollars at his eponymous restaurant, but it does make him happy. [NYP]

• Prior to the opening of Delmonico's, New York was without restaurants for 200 years. [Gothamist]

• A New Hampshire restaurant has set a world record with a 222.5-pound meatball. [NYDN]

• Former Gourmet staffer Francis Lam has been tapped to head Salon's forthcoming food site. [Eater National]