The Next Food Social Media Darling; Russia’s Vodka Price Floors


• FourSquare looks like it’ll be the next big thing in Chicago restaurant social media. [Crain’s Chicago]

• During a recent Late Night with Jimmy Fallon appearance, Padma Lakshmi hinted that her baby is a girl. [Examiner]

• In an effort to reduce alcoholism rates, Russia is instituting a mandatory minimum price on bottles of vodka — about three dollars for a half-liter. [NYP]

• Many Muslim deli owners are torn between wanting to follow the teachings of the Koran and the need to sell pork and alcohol to turn a profit. [NYT]

• Natural wine bars are on the rise in the United States and London. [NYT]

• The number of Americans with no income but food stamps has risen 50 percent in the past two years. [NYT]