Elephant & Castle Files for Bankruptcy; Dutch Parliament Bans Live-Animal Slaughter


Elephant & Castle, the Boston-based chain of British-themed pubs, has filed for bankruptcy. [Herald]

• The Dutch parliament passed a bill that bans live-animal slaughter, which will make it nearly impossible for observant Jews and Muslims to get meat that is kosher or halal. [AP]

• Here’s how to celebrate the Fourth of July while at the same time minimizing your impact on the environment. Yes, someone really wrote this. [NYT]

• British pop star Cliff Richard, who is 70, hopped into the kitchen at Gus’s Fried Chicken in Memphis. Apparently what he made was quite good! [Mirror UK]

• More than ever, chefs are dreaming up dishes with the help of digital gizmos like Kindles and laptops. [WSJ]

• The body of an Austin, Texas, woman was found in a restaurant ventilation duct, where she apparently got stuck while trying to sneak into the eatery. [KTLA]