Nick Nixes Friday Next Tix; Today in Surviving Nuclear War

• Just in case you were planning your work day around watching for the Next El Bulli ticket announcement, the restaurant says it won’t be any time today. [Facebook]

• Workers on Lower Wacker Drive knocked down a wall and discovered a Cold War-era fallout shelter, complete with a trove of “survival biscuits” designed to help you get through the apocalypse with your nuclear family. [ABC7 via Chicagoist]

• 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]