A-Rod Takes His Own Food To Restaurants; Car Crash at Pizza Buona Injures One

• Baseball star Alex Rodriguez reportedly follows a special high-protein diet that has him bringing his own food to restaurants. We bet chefs just loooove that. [Off the Bench/NBC Sports]

• A car crashed into Echo Park’s Pizza Buona yesterday, injuring a pregnant lady. [NBC]

• California legislators are giving the stink-eye to food trucks, claiming they’re messing up any attempt to introduce healthier lunches to school kids. [HuffPo]

• That juggernaut of homogeneity, Westfield, has been approved for a $331 million concession contract at LAX, because everyone was just screaming for a BJ’s to come to the airport. [Patch]

• Though many people believe in raw milk’s health benefits so much that they’ll flout state laws to drink it, the unpasteurized product causes illness at a rate thirteen times higher than its pasteurized counterpart. [Your Life/USAT]

• Still or sparkling? Chatty or hands-off? Waiters are increasingly trained to read body language and provide the style of service that they think a table would prefer. [WSJ]

• Maple syrup producers are concerned that the mild winter in the Northeast may affect their flow. [AP via HuffPo]

• Here’s new evidence that using antibiotics to raise meat increases the risk of antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” in humans. [Salt/NPR]

• Original Tommy’s is opening in Ventura, the 34th for this family-run chili burger chain. [SacBee]