Designer Ice Threatens Antarctic; Vigil Held For 22-Year-Old Killed by Police at Carl’s Jr.

• Cold, hard fact: The high-end ice that’s de rigueur at serious cocktail bars is eroding our glaciers and killing polar bears. [Gawker]

• Venice’s 35-year-old 12 Washington has closed its doors due to the loss of its lease. [Yo! Venice!]

• Family and friends are remembering 22-year-old Steve Rodriguez, the aspiring biologist shot ten times and killed by police in a Carls Jr. parking lot late last month after smashing windows inside of the restaurant. [EGP News]

• Sorry, wine, a number of experts think that beer and cheese is one of the best pairings out there. [NPR]

• Milking it for all it’s worth, Top Chef is coming back for another season and will be casting at The Foundry on March 2nd. [Squid Ink]

#8226; Crown Bar is closing to become something else after four years, after February 11th. [Eater]

• Should men stand up in deference every time a woman arrives at or leaves the table? FloFab lays it down. [Diner’s Journal/NYT]

• South L.A.’s Hercules Burger was robbed at gunpoint. Here’s a video showing the crime. [CBS]