Actor Chazz Palminteri Plans Chazz: A Bronx Original Restaurant; Americans Fatter Than Even Canadians

A Bronx Tale star Chazz Palminteri will open a restaurant in Baltimore called, appropriately, Chazz: A Bronx Original. He must think if he does this in Baltimore no one will notice and make fun of him for the ridiculous name. Wrong! [Luxist]

• While it’s usually pretty easy to feel superior to those mild-mannered, hockey-obsessed Canadians, it turns out we Americans are fatter than even our poutine-scarfing neighbors to the north. [Shots/NPR]

• Here’s a fun list of bizarro restaurants, including Holland’s Kinderkookkafé, where children cook and wait tables, and Ninja in New York, where waiters drop from the ceiling dressed in black. [Foodista]

• More fun with lists! Behold some of the world’s most expensive foods, including a $69 hot dog and a $180 sandwich. [Local 10]

• Actually, food is getting more costly overall: Global food prices rose 2.2 percent in February, reaching a record high. [WSJ]

• Heinz struck a deal to acquire an 80 percent stake in a leading Brazilian food company that makes packaged tomato products. [Businesswire]