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Flying Pink Pig Suit Pending; Mas Malo Noise Gets To Virbila

• The owners of Flying Pig Truck might be suing the makers of The Flying Pink Pig, alleging that the XXX-rated film damages the reputation of its food operation. [Eater]

Just as we suspected, the noise at Mas Malo drives S. Irene Virbila up the wall. She writes “This, I am quite sure, is the loudest restaurant in L.A.” Later she says the “noise is so intense, it shuts down your senses, making it hard to enjoy the food.” [L.A. Times]

• Parents are super-pissed that their kids were locked down in several San Fernando Valley schools without food or water for over five hours following Wednesday’s school-adjacent shooting. [L.A. Times]

• Culver City’s shuttered meltDown Etc. is returning as a food truck and asking its fan for money to get started. Is pan-handling the future of restaurant financing? [PR Web]

• Behold a sexy list of eight gout-aggravating foods, including scallops, asparagus, red meat, beer, and herring. So basically, everything delicious! [Health]

• Michelin stars have lost prestige in Britain, possibly because the ratings system fails to give proper due to ethnic restaurants. Get with the times, Mich! [WSJ]

• One reason cash-only restaurants aren’t so bad: Food-service companies were by far the biggest victim of 2010 data breaches, representing 57 percent of hacking incidents. [NRN]

• Here’s an article about eating ortolans, the songbird that’s consumed bones and all and is prized by French gourmands. At least they’re probably free-range! [WSJ]

• Speaking of, break it down, F-Lam, Salon’s food blogger, explains the differences between “natural,” “free-range,” and “organic” chicken. [Salon]

• Rising food prices might slow economic recovery, but eh, then again they might not. [Curious Capitalist/Time]

• Wendy’s/Arby’s group is looking to possibly unload the latter fast-food property. But we thought roast beef was going to be the next big thing! [USAT]

Flying Pink Pig Suit Pending; Mas Malo Noise Gets To Virbila