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Pepper-Spray Cop Gets His Own Hot Sauce; George Clooney Launches a Tequila Brand

• Bottles of hot sauce at Frjtz in Hayes Valley now bear the image of UC Davis pepper-spray cop John Pike. And the bottle directs you to “shake it like you mean it.” [SFoodie]

• We know you’re probably tired of hearing more about the Olive Garden and Marilyn Hagerty, but the Sacramento Bee just took a cue from her (and us) and penned a review of the OG location in Folsom. And we just learned that OG chefs attend something called the Culinary Institute of Tuscany. [Sac Bee]

• One half of the couple behind Thomas Hill Organics, a farm in Paso Robles, talks about the “back-breaking” but rewarding work of building and running an organic farm. [Menuism via HuffPo]

• How do they get the salt inside in-shell roasted peanuts? At long last we have an explanation. [Serious Eats]

• George Clooney is the latest celeb to launch a liquor brand, a tequila called Casamigos. Is there anything that man can’t do? [NYDN]

• Fixing food deserts turns out to be more complicated than “if you build [a grocery store], they will come.” [Salt/NPR]

• Strong smells naturally make us take smaller bites, which could help with weight loss. And if it’s a gross smell, you probably won’t eat any of it! [Scientific American]

• Studies show food poisoning can have longterm consequences, including arthritis and kidney issues. Yikes. [Daily Mail UK]

• According to Food Republic, cats just loooove Greek yogurt. Who knew. [Food Republic]

Pepper-Spray Cop Gets His Own Hot Sauce; George Clooney Launches a Tequila Brand