A Mouse Gives Gordon Ramsay Kitchen Nightmares; Food Stamps Rebranded

• Ramsay watch: Now Gordo has mice running around in one of his restaurants. [Sun]

• California is changing the name of its food stamp program to CalFresh in an effort to entice more people to join. [L.A. Times]

• Abel Maldonado has questioned the safety record at Gavin Newsom’s restaurant Plump in San Francisco. [L.A. Times]

• Celtic Paul Pierce was eating in an L.A. Johnny Rockets this past summer when a young man asked him to sign a Lakers flag, which he “snatched…from him and threw.” [ESPN]

• The Michelin guide awarded a suspicious number of three-star ratings to restaurants in Japan’s Kansai region. [WSJ]

• New York’s famous Tavern on the Green is becoming a food court, with “T-shirts, mugs and maps…” replacing “the $21 shrimp cocktails and $41 slabs of prime rib.” [L.A. Times]

• Popular new Tinga tacos serves a chicken and waffle breakfast on Sundays with a Mexican twist. [L.A. Times]

• As Seventh Street’s “restaurant row” begins to take shape in Downtown, city planners are trying to lure more distinct retail stores in to fill the gaps and make it a unique destination. [L.A. Business Journal]

• Is biodynamic winemaking just a bunch of nonsense? Jay McInerney weighs in. [WSJ]

A Mouse Gives Gordon Ramsay Kitchen Nightmares; Food Stamps Rebranded