In-N-Out Branches Out to Texas; Co-Eds Eye More Effective Vodka Drinking Method

• In-N-Out will open its first non-Western location outside of Dallas, Texas. [Side Dish/D via Huffington Post]

• Boysenberries were once grown on 2,400 acres in California, but by 2008, only 70 acres were reserved for the fruit. [L.A. Times]

• Cold Stone’s peanut butter and chocolate milkshake contains 2,010 calories. [NYP]

• Some college kids have taken to pouring shots of vodka into their eyes for a faster buzz. [NYDN]

• New York is due to adopt the restaurant letter-grading system found in L.A. this July. [N.Y. Times/Diner’s Journal]

• Menu references to “snacks, “snackable,” and “snackers” at fine-dining restaurants have increased 170 percent since 2007. [N.Y. Times/Diner’s Journal]

• Government regulators largely ignore six rarer strains of E. coli, but those strains are now emerging as a serious threat to food safety. [NYT]

• Young food entrepreneurs like Brooklyn Soda Works are using micro-funding sites like Kickstarter to get their start-up capital. [Chow]

• Kraft’s new ad campaign is focused on getting adults to eat more of the blue box macaroni and cheese. [NYT]