NBC Ruffles Feathers with Fried Chicken; SK Foods Owner Arrested


• Controversy erupted at the NBC cafeteria yesterday when, in honor of Black History Month, it served a special of fried chicken, collard greens, and cornbread. [Questlove/Twitter via Intel]

• Following the criminal investigation of California’s tomato industry, SK Foods’ owner Frederick Scott Salyer was arrested at JFK for crimes involving bribing purchasers and selling product way past its prime. [S.F. Gate]

• Urban farmers across the country are fighting local ordinances that limit the use of their gardens. [Washington Post]

• Police are searching for a man who pried open the backdoor at Downtown’s Empress Pavilion and stole $20,000 in cash. [L.A. Downtown News]

• Sean “Puffy” Combs’ Ciroc Vodka is adding red berry and coconut flavors [Yahoo! Finance]

• Custom desserts are taking Valentine’s Day a step beyond a traditional box of chocolates. [Good Bite]

• After forty years of complaints that its ketchup packets are too tough to open, Heinz is launching a redesigned packet modeled after ketchup bottles. [NYDN]

• Boston tops a recent list of America’s least drunk cities with New York coming in at number seven. [USA Today via Intel]