Maybe it's a red meat after all.
Also: one red-wine-loving researcher has been found out as a fraud, and more, all in our weekly wine-news roundup.
Plus: Quizno's expands to the Philippines; and Food Lion will close more than 100 stores nationwide, all in our morning news roundup.
Ugly American or average fridge?
Hint: Stop at five drinks at the holiday open bar.
Fine dining booms while the rest of the restaurant industry suffers.
"The red-state and blue-state models of our nation are written on the back of every bag of potato chips," says a new study.
While the report paints a gloomy picture for working conditions across the industry, it's much more unflattering to chains.
Plus: BPA may cause aggression and depression in little girls; and tap water is having a moment, all in our morning news roundup.
Plus: Research ties soda consumption to violence; and BK unveils an 'artisanal' burger, all in our morning news roundup.
Plus: Folks who crave sweets are total sweethearts; and today is Food Day, a nationwide observance and celebration of healthy and sustainable foods, all in our morning news roundup.
Who stole your cheese? Everyone, apparently.
Students with references to and photos of drinking were determined to be four times as likely to develop drinking problems.
Plus: Women agonize over their diets more than their sex lives; and the search begins for the next El Bulli, all in our morning news roundup.
Food-service workers smoke as much as construction workers and, weirdly, miners!
While big beer's sales continue slipping, craft brews' keep growing.
Caffeine might kill sun-damaged skin cells.
Also, wine apparently tastes different on airplanes than it does on the ground.
A gene that controls cravings of fattier foods and alcohol appears to be much stronger in Europeans.
The American Academy of Pediatrics says we've created "a perfect storm for childhood obesity."