Heroin-Filled Burrito Central to Police Sting; The Heart and Soul of Dashi

• How did a bean and cheese burrito get stuffed with 24 grams of black tar heroin? Here’s everything you wanted to know about the sting that nailed a rotten sheriff’s deputy. [LAT]

• Quizno’s teetered on the brink of bankruptcy but managed to avoid it with “restructuring.” [NRN]

• Those sweet widdle white polar bears that are iconic of Coca-Cola are back, included in a planned Super Bowl ad. [USAT]

• Sonoko Sanai breaks down the importance and preparation of Japanese dashi, which rests heavily on the use of dried bonito flakes, or katsuobushi. []

• What do we as earthlings have in common besides a sense of humor and a love for children? We all find nutrition labels difficult to read. [NYDN]

• Travis Lorton is leaving The Strand House to pursue a solo project. [Eater]

• Some restaurants, like Il Covo, actually encourage patrons to use cellphones, and even have back-up chargers in case you’ve forgotten your own. [LAT]

• Yeah, yeah, lots of people are allergic to gluten, but vegetarians who aren’t should embrace wheat gluten in lieu of tofu as a protein source. [Slate]

• Two local husband and wife travel writers are steamed because they couldn’t quite understand the supplemental charges during DineLA Restaurant Week while eating at BLT Steak. Now they’re crying “bait and switch” and “mindless arrogance.” [Examiner]

Heroin-Filled Burrito Central to Police Sting; The Heart and Soul of Dashi