• Tech stuff and music aren’t the only attractions of this year’s SXSW; competitive eater Takeru Kobayashi showed up and broke the world grilled-cheese-eating record. See the video, if you can stomach it. [HuffPo]
• Yesterday was Mitt Romney’s birthday; he claims his favorite b-day dinner is his wife’s meatloaf cakes, but we bet it’s something like caviar- and gold-leaf-topped filet mignon. [NYT]
• When the New England Patriots’ Chad Ochocinco tweeted an offer to buy the first 200 people dinner at Sylvia’s in Harlem, the line quickly stretched down the street.
• Bad news, carnivores: A daily serving of red or processed meat may be correlated to an increased mortality rate of up to 13 percent. [NPR]
• However, some scientists are claiming that genetically modified foods may be good for you, with side effects like helping stave off obesity. Hmmm. [Guardian UK]
• If you’re one of those people who refuses to leave Brooklyn, then Dine in Brooklyn is probably for you. Beginning March 19 (through March 29), 200 eateries are offering reduced-priced prix fixe meals. [NYDN]