National Critics Slam Loss of L.A. Times Star System; Lou Amdur Selling Lou Wine Bar

• Critics like Tom Sistema and Michael Bauer think The L.A. Times ditching its star system is ultimately a bad thing for readers and gives the critics more wiggle room to be wishy-washy. [Eater]

• Ground-breaking Hollywood wine bar Lou is being sold by its owner and everyone is having a total cow about it. Fortunately, a sequel is in the works. [LAT]

• A new website called Kitchit will help you book a ronin restaurant chef for your next dinner party, currently including Marcel Vigneron and Neal Fraser on its app. [LAT]

• The Lennox Little League has decided to reject the crucial $1,200 donation from Jet Strip strip club, claiming it can’t count all those ones it would be inappropriate to take it, even though it could save the league, [ABC]

• All those cultural economist types are suddenly debating why taco trucks tacos are tastier. Some conclusions: tacos are very well suited to informal service, and at a truck, there’s no making up for mediocre food with strong margaritas. [Slate]

• There’s one group high food prices doesn’t hurt a bit: farmers. In the U.S. agricultural industry, it’s “a real boom time.” [NPR]

• Let this confirm your suspicions that all your colleagues with their enticing chocolate chip cookies are making you fat. [WSJ]