Gays Are Mad at McDonald’s; Padma Dating David Spade?


• The National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce has severed ties with McDonald’s, following what they believe to be homophobic remarks from the company’s COO. [Instinct via Huffington Post]

• Michael Bauer’s dog Sheba, she who consumes the contents of his doggy bags, is getting fat. [Between Meals/Scoop]

• Remembering Zim’s, the now defunct local burger chain. [SFoodie]

• CNN’s food blog Eatocracy launched yesterday. [Eatocracy/CNN]

• Hold the phone!: Padma Lakshmi was spotted out on a date with David Spade. [Celebuzz]

• Wednesday’s Top Chef season premiere was the show’s lowest-rated yet. [WP]

• The first prize at the World Series of Beer Pong, completed on Tuesday, was $25,000. [Huffington Post]

• Shochu consumption is on the rise in American consumers. [NRN]

• Restaurants across the country are experimenting with “pay what you want” pricing, but one economist is not optimistic about their chances for survival. [Salon]