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Closing the River’s Locks; Macarons Go Mainstream

• The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is looking into closing the Chicago River locks to prevent the spread of Asian Carp. [CBN]

• Half Acre Brewery is switching from bottles to tallboy cans. [DriveThru]

• Once the exclusive provenance of high-end patissiers, macarons have gone mainstream, popping up everywhere from Whole Foods to French McDonald’s. [WSJ]

• Cheeseburgers and desserts are the primary culprit behind Obama’s high cholesterol, says Robert Gibbs. [Salon]

• Chile’s largest winemaker has temporarily halted production after this weekend’s earthquake. [AP]

• Rose Gray, chef of London’s influential River Cafe, died over the weekend at 71. [Diner’s Journal/NYT]

• Quiznos plans to open hundreds of mini-locations within convenience stores over the next two years. [WSJ]

Closing the River’s Locks; Macarons Go Mainstream