A Burger War on the UWS; Gwyneth Whips Up Fried Zucchini


• West Side Story: There's a burger war beginning to sizzle on the UWS as Five Guys prepares to open across the street from Mel's Burger Bar at Broadway and 110th Street. [DNA Info]

• OMG, Gwyneth Paltrow is so laid-back in the kitchen: She makes spontaneous fried zucchini and drinks Oregon Pinot Noir! [Food & Wine]

• Guess what? Dogs and cats are natural carnivores, so putting them on a vegan diet might not be a hot idea. [NYDN]

• Have you checked in yet today? Social media, especially location-based tools, is becoming the go-to marketing method for restaurants. [NRN]

• Arabica coffee from Colombia has been hurt by erratic, too-warm weather in recent years to the point that some fear it might never rebound. [NYT]