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Macrobrew Mega-Merger Forces One of PA’s Largest Wholesalers Out of Business; Guy Fieri Is the Sarah Palin of the Food Network

• Spillover from 2008’s mega-merger between beer giants Miller and Coors is forcing one of Pennsylvania’s largest beer wholesalers out of business. [Inquirer]

• Pennsylvania farmers want USDA to pay for new equipment required for tracking diseased livestock. [WHYY]

• Guy Fieri has a “Sarah Palin-like ability to reach Americans who feel left behind by the nation’s cultural (or, in his case, culinary) elite.” [NYT]

• Cooking camps are popping up across the country to profit from a generation raised on the Food Network. [WSJ]

• More and more bartenders are taking jobs as ambassadors for liquor brands. [NYT]

• Denny’s new value menu includes a grilled cheese sandwich stuffed with mozzarella sticks. [Eater]

• Spurred by Man vs. Food, competitive eating is gaining a foothold in the United Kingdom. [Independent]

• It seems that artisanal popsicles could depose cupcakes as the nation’s trendiest sweet. [Columbian]

• Unreachable reservation lines and too much VIP schmoozing top John Mariani’s list of the seven deadly restaurateur sins. [Esquire]

• A global food crisis like the one that occurred in 2007-8 could be on the horizon once again. [Time]

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