Jay Leno Breaks Down at Chili’s; Westlake Resident Details Harrassment of Street Food Vendors


• After his 1907-era car broke down in front of a Chili’s, Jay Leno repeatedly carried pitchers of water from the restaurant to his auto. [Popeater]

• Among the complaints residents of Westlake have against LAPD is the practice of ticketing unlicensed food vendors, with accusations that one Officer Frank Hernandez often dumps the food into trash cans. [AP/Google News]

• The Claim Jumper, based in Irvine, is declaring bankruptcy and plans to sell its business. [Bloomberg]

• There is now a board game based on Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern. [Eater]

• The offices of Food Network Magazine are rumored to have bedbugs. [NYP]

• Most Americans are not eating enough fruits and vegetables. [NYP]

• A neo-bistrot movement of cheaper, more innovative restaurants is emerging in France. [WSJ]

• Olympic swimming gold medalist Garrett Weber-Gale recently staged at France’s venerable La Maison Troisgros. [Huffington Post]

• Craft beers are on the rise in historically wine-focused Italy. [In Transit/NYT]

• German officials have created a giant maze to teach consumers about the dangers of eating too much currywurst. [Reuters]

• Vermont officials accuse Log Cabin All Natural Syrup of violating federal labeling laws, charging that it contains only four percent maple. [NYP]