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Recapping Tahoe’s Inaugural Food Fest; Researchers Invent Fake Food for Weight Loss

• There was a food fest in South Lake Tahoe over the weekend, at Harrah’s, featuring Elizabeth Falkner, Martin Yan, “a chef on stilts, VEX go-go dancers, a Mexican string band, acrobats and a 6-foot-tall, bikini-clad woman in a top hat who handed raffle tickets.” [Tahoe Daily Tribune]

• The best bars for watching the Giants trounce the Braves again tonight. [Haute Living SF]

• Talking with Taylor Boetticher and Toponia Miller, the couple who co-founded Fatted Calf Charcuterie, recently opened in Hayes Valley. [Edible SF]

• Five Halloween-themed seasonal beer labels. [CHOW]

• Canadian researchers claim they have created “fake food” that helps people feel full faster in order to lose weight. [LAT]

• Anthony Bourdain’s graphic novel Get Jiro! was officially announced this weekend at New York ComicCon. [DC Comics]

• It’s possible to make acorns ready for human consumption by soaking them in a bag in your toilet tank for a few weeks. [NYT]

• Collaboration and community are the cornerstone — and main buzzwords — of the new DIY farming movement. [NYT]

• In a British study, baby high chairs in restaurants were found to contain more bacteria than toilets. [Daily Mail]

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