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Are S.F. Waitstaff Demanding a 25 Percent Tip Standard? Hardly.
This “report” from the Contra Costa ‘Times’ is totally made up, if you ask us.
A Look at Japan’s Cheese Industry; Are We Getting African Food Aid Wrong?
According to Howard Buffett, a new approach to farms in Africa is needed.
El Torito Owners File For Bankruptcy Protection; How to Pack Lunch with Love and
RM Restaurant Holding, which also owns Acapulco and Chevy’s, is feeling the pinch of the recession.
$2,629,000 Loan Approved for Harold & Belle’s, And Not Everyone Is Happy
One angry writer calls the loan “cronyism” and finds a way to slash a bill for proposed improvements in half.
Coffee Eases Depression in Women; Chicken Skin Has Its Moment
Of course, if you eat at The Gorbals and ink.sack, you’d already know the pleasures of this newly trendy ingredient.
Sly Stone Living on Food Donations; Chains Turn Their Backs on Booze
Despite potential profits, a Cabernet just doesn’t pair well with a value meal.
Beyonce Eats Fries for Two; Wine Floods the Ballpark
The pregnant singer has a craving for spuds during fashion week.
Mikey Doesn't Like It
Bauer Thinks San Franciscans Would Tip More If It Weren’t for Healthy S.F.
Mr. Bauer once again takes an opportunity to complain about restaurants who still show the Healthy S.F. surcharge on checks.
Feds Raid Seven IHOPs; GrubHub Goes Shopping
Maybe the agents just had a really strong craving for chocolate chip pancakes?
Food Trucks Still Gaining Traction; Undercooked Burger King Patties Found
Even more of the mobile caterers are gearing up to hit the streets.
Fast Food Restaurants Struggle for Food Stamps; Beekeepers Vital to Species
Restaurants like Taco Bell and KFC are lobbying to be able to accept food stamps. Good luck.
It’s Time for Tomatina; July Unkind To The Restaurant Industry
Citing economic pessimism, diners stayed home this summer.
Wine-Drinking Linked to Lower Weight Gain; Andre Ethier Connects With Union
The Dodger star helps grill hot dogs and prepare Thanksgiving turkeys for those in need.
Daikokuya Owners Agree to Pay $144,721 in Back Wages
Bishamon Group Restaurants gets busted for denying workers overtime.
What Was Served at The Kardashian Wedding; Joe Biden Popularizes Pig Intestine
Wolfgang Puck catered the indulgent affair in Santa Barbara.
Which Celebrities Are Bad Tippers; Behold The Pyschic Fortune Cookie
Jeremy Piven doesn’t surprise us, but Sean Penn?!
Groupon Invents New Accounting Terms to Pretend It’s Profitable
The company appears to be spending $1.43 for every $1 it makes, and is desperate for cash. Thus, the IPO.
Restaurants Cut Back on Salt; Little Dom’s Stymied in Studio City
But they’re not telling everybody in case it makes their food sound bland.
Pepsi Still Can’t Beat Coke; Bigger Forks Mean Less Eating
Try as it might, the perennial runner-up can’t exceed its competition in gaining shares.
McDonald’s Playlands Breed Germs; Mitrice Richardson’s Body Exhumed
An investigation reveals meningitis and gonorrhea at the kid-friendly stomping grounds. And here everyone was worried about Happy Meals!
Starvation Threatens Somalia; Katy Perry Falls Prey to Food Poisoning
That is, if you believe stars’ excuses in the first place.
Food Riots Strike Kenya; California Salmon Come Back
After a three-year forced closure, the California species is again being fished for.
California Prisoners Launch Hunger Strike; Entenmann’s Adds Two Cents To Casey
Inmates stand behind a hunger strike that started on Friday at Pelican Bay over inhumane conditions.
Weapons Now Permitted in Ohio Bars; Carl’s Jr. Gets Leaner
As long as you don’t drink, you can pack heat.
A Day in the Life of a Spam Factory Worker; Where Chris Weitz Grabs Mexican Food
For some people, being splattered with “pig brain jelly” is just another day at the office.
Budget Cuts Threaten Central Cali Farmland; Is Borscht Back?
Residents of the country’s second largest agricultural center are facing even worse poverty in the face of new legislation.
G-20 Reaches Food Agreement; Where to Find Lamb Belly
The international heavyweight organization works to stabilize world food prices.
Global Ocean Life Threatened With Extinction; IHOP Looks to The Middle East
A new study finds the ocean in much worse condition than previously predicted.
Lady Gaga’s Meat Dress Hits Hall of Fame; Fedrran Adria to Create Snacks for
The soda maker tries to tap into the cult of chef worship.
Red Bull Killer Found Not Guilty; What’s In a $1,200 Kebab?
Gold leaf and champagne help boost the price of Andy Bates’ ultra-luxe Middle Eastern offering.
Tyler the Creator Alleges Racism at Australian Restaurant; Jamaica’s Going
The rapper draws some furious critics, while many countries in The Caribbean consider growing their own.
Foie Gras Quesadillas Protested at LudoBites; Did Bin Laden Die By Porky
The French chef’s pop-up restaurant still sold at least one to basically every table.
Mutant E. Coli Attacks Europe; Keep Gramps Out of The Four Loko
The rogue strain of bacteria is found to have aggressive genes. Scary!
Restaurant Coupon Fatigue Sets In; $400,000 of King Crab Goes Missing
The precious cargo of crustaceans disappeared after loading up in L.A.
E. Coli Outbreak Kills Fourteen in Europe; Food Prices Trouble Venezuela
Poor citizens of the South American nation are spending half of their salaries on food.
World Leaders Eat Like Kids; Weather Endangering Mexican Mangoes
The people who run the world prefer burgers and sausage pasta.
Tyson Tries to Sell Us Its Dark Meat; Cooking Grease Thefts Reported
The food company tries to find a new market for all of its surplus thighs and legs.
California Pizza Kitchen Will Sell For $407 Million; Marmite Banned in Denmark
The mammoth pizza chain is going to purchased by Golden Gate Capital.
Protests in Uganda Over Food Prices; Lap-Band Maker Wants to Target Teens
Allergan, the company behind the quick-fix for weight-loss, wants to market the product to kids as young as fourteen.
Woman Threatens Dairy Queen With Grenade; Red Meat Is Still Bad For You
A new study finds red and processed meats come with an increased risk for certain cancers.
L.A. County Food Stamp Users Set to Reach 1 Million; Russian Army Ate Dog Food
By the end of 2011, food stamp usage will hit a new high in Los Angeles.
Ancient Man Ate Dogs; Major Bologna Bust at Border
New evidence finds that people were eating canines as recently as 9,000 years ago.
Restaurant Prices Increasing; How Not To Propose in a Mall Food Court
Prices have gone up and will continue to rise through the year.
World’s Biggest Falafel Ball Crowned; Man Eats 25,000 Big Macs
The new record holder weighs over 50 pounds!
In-N-Out Causes Tears in Texas; One-Third of Food Produced Goes To Waste
Burgers make a young girl cry, while rich countries continue to waste ever precious resources.
Richard Ruskell Wins
Last Cake Standing
; It’s Time For Yak Meat
The Montage Beverly Hills pastry chef wins the $100,000 prize and major bragging rights.
North Korea In Need of Food Aid; L.A.
Rants About The Beard Awards
A debate is being had over whether the U.S. and South Korea should offer assistance.
Schools Debate on Flavored Milk; Kiwis Object to KFC’s Double Down
Jamie Oliver will probably take most of the credit for this one.
Flavor Flav Sued Over Fried Chicken; Compartes Chocolatier Partners With Faith
So far, chocolate maker Jonathan Graham has donated over 5,000 boxes of chocolate nuts to the island nation’s shelters.
Steelers Player Detained After Leaving Restaurant; What Did Jamawn Woods Really
Wide receiver Hines Ward is detained by LAPD after his companion reported her car missing, then found it but didn’t tell anyone.