Obama to Dine With Apple, Google, Facebook CEOs; Spain Loses Anti-Molecular Chef Santi Santamaria

• President Obama is headed back to town and he plans to break bread with Zuckerberg, Jobs, Schmidt and a couple of other heavies to discuss job creation. But where will they eat? [NBC]

Esquire names the seven best beer cities in the country, and you know what? We’re not on there. But San Diego is. [Esquire]

• Yesterday, KQED’s Forum took on the whole shark finning issue. [KQED]

• Food Gal visits the new Ike’s Sandwiches on the Stanford campus. [Food Gal]

• Bargain Bite visits Khanh Huong Chinese BBQ and Pho Ga in Alameda [Chron]

• Catalan chef Santi Santamaria, who famously spoke out against molecular gastronomy, died last night of a heart attack in Singapore. [Scene Asia/WSJ]

• In an effort to slim down after her recent surgery, Aretha Franklin has given up pigging out on chitterlings, pigs’ feet, and ham hocks. [HuffPo]

• If you’ve ever read the ingredients in soda and wondered what the heck “caramel” is, well, it might be a carcinogen, which is why one consumer group is trying to ban it. [Reuters]

• Global food prices have jumped 29 percent in the last year, but U.S. consumers will likely pay just 3 or 4 percent more for food this year. [Marketplace]

Obama to Dine With Apple, Google, Facebook CEOs; Spain Loses Anti-Molecular Chef