Competitive Eating Champ Kobayashi Sets Wing Bowl Record; Fancy Cocktail Ice Is Killing Polar Bears

• Consuming an unthinkable amount of chicken wings in a matter of minutes — 337 wings in 30 minutes — competitive eating champion Kobayashi not only trounced the competition in this morning’s Wing Bowl, but set a new record for the annual eating challenge. [CBS Philly]

• Police in Upper Darby are searching for a man they believe beat his girlfriend within in inches of her life because she refused to give him money for beer, because of his tendency to become violent when drunk. [NBC Philly]

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

• Yikes: An Oklahoma State investigation is tying Taco Bell to a Salmonella outbreak that sickened 68 people across ten states. In this case, a run for the (state) border won’t help them. [NRN]

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

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