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  1. Mediavore
    Deep-Fried Desserts Doom Your New Year Resolutions; Son of a Gun Starts LunchThe treats are currently tempting customers at Beer Belly and Black Market, among others.
  2. Mediavore
    More Booze Is Being Offered in More Places at Atlantic City’s Casinos;Plus: Global food prices are expected to remain high; and in Japan Wendy’s burgers come with foie gras and truffles, all in our morning news roundup.
  3. Mediavore
    Morton’s Might Make a Run for the Border(s); Tokyo Wendy’s Offers Truffle-n-FoiePlus diet tips from Simon Doonan and more, all in our morning news round-up.
  4. The James Weird Awards
    The James Weird Awards: Exploding Churros, Fast-Food Foie Gras, and Ice CreamPlus: Inhalable caffeine, and more, all in this week’s roundup of weird food news.
  5. Mediavore
    Shark Fin Smugglers Get Caught; Hello Kitty Restaurant Wows JapanHigher minimum wage in San Francisco could mean fewer restaurant jobs, Wendy’s is big in Japan, and more in our daily news feed.
  6. Mediavore
    Mummers and Mayor Celebrate Diner’s Reopening; Food and Modeling LivePlus: Wendy’s rebounds in Japan; and China’s first Hello Kitty restaurant opens, all in our morning news roundup.
  7. Closings
    Arby’s Neon Cowboy Hat Coming Off in Santa MonicaThe Lincoln location will soon be replaced by a Wendy’s.
  8. Mediavore
    Christina Milan Finds Gum in Salad at MexiCali; Crust Owner Wins GoodThe pop star is seriously considering a lawsuit.
  9. Mediavore
    Local Farmers Reach Out to Pumpkin Growers Elsewhere to Fill Orders; Dud SpudsPlus: ‘Esquire’ releases a manly cookbook; and Wendy’s spent two years developing its latest burger roll out, all in our morning news roundup.
  10. Mediavore
    South Shore Restaurants Grow Their Own; Belgian French Fries Face PerilPlus Wendy’s introduces Dave’s Hot-n-Juicy burger, and more, all in our morning news round-up.
  11. Mediavore
    Spain Introduces An Electronic Tongue; Wendy’s Sues FranchiseesSo far the crazy new device is used to taste-test wines.
  12. Mediavore
    Camden Imposes Curfew on Late Night Takeout Joints; Wendy’s SuesPlus: A Wilmington shopkeep is dead after an attempted robbery goes bad; and Spain develops an “electronic tongue” to taste wine, all in our morning news roundup.
  13. Mediavore
    Pizza Tracker Motivates Roxbury Dominos Workers; Robot Sommeliers Are All thePlus Wendy’s gets serious about Dave’s Hot ’n Juicy cheeseburger and more, all in our morning news round-up.
  14. Mediavore
    Rising Food Costs Leading to Poverty; Man Shot Last Night at Palms Wendy’s44 million people have gone into poverty due to rising food costs, says The World Bank.
  15. The James Weird Awards
    The James Weird Awards: Pizza Gets Millionaire Arrested; Lasagna Gets FugitivePlus: a toddler talks to strangers at Wendy’s, obese people told to get more obese for science, and more, in this week’s roundup of weird restaurant news.
  16. Mediavore
    The World’s Most Expensive Dishes; Angelenos Don’t All Scream For Breast Milk66% of those polled in L.A. would refuse a scoop of the stuff, while a $180 sandwich is being sold in England.
  17. Mediavore
    Flying Pink Pig Suit Pending; Mas Malo Noise Gets To VirbilaThe food truck sends a cease-and-desist letter to the makers of a XXX film, while we called it, Downtown’s newest Mexican restaurant drives L.A. Times’ critic batty.
  18. Mediavore
    All Your Favorite Foods Cause Gout; Michelin Not So Hot in BritainPlus: restaurants a big target for hackers, a primer on “free-range” chicken, and more, in our morning news roundup.
  19. Mediavore
    U.S. Water Apparently Not Good Enough For Japanese Chefs; 288,000 More EggsThe water at your favorite sushi restaurant might be imported, while Cal-Maine Foods worries about salmonella being served in your breakfast.
  20. Mediavore
    Osteria Morini’s Bouncer; Wendy’s Tries to Convince People Its FriesPlus: smoked turkey, chefs that are snobby about water, and more, all in our morning news roundup.
  21. Mediavore
    Burglars Snared by a Stop at Wendy’s; PA Attorney General’s Office ProbesPlus live, “dancing” shrimp get pulled from a menu after repeated PETA protests, and Chicago’s Ina PIckney and South Carolina’s Nathalee Dupree, both chefs, run for U.S. Senate seats, all in our morning news roundup.
  22. The Chain Gang
    Shocker: McDonald’s Voted Crappiest Fast-Food BurgerSo who makes the best? ‘Consumer Reports’ tries to find out.
  23. Mediavore
    Wendy’s Tops Fast Food Surveys; Gulf Oysters Could Rebound This FallPlus: Gulf shrimping season starts now and a looming food shortage in Pakistan, all in our morning news roundup.
  24. Mediavore
    Free Brunch for the Unemployed; Rachael Ray Launches an iPhone AppPlus: a public breastfeeding suit, and a battle between ice-cream trucks, all in our morning news roundup.
  25. Mediavore
    The Obamas Beat on Beets; Kelis Plans a CookbookThe President and First Lady don’t care for a Slavic staple and a singer hopes her new tome will bring all the foodies to her yard.
  26. Mediavore
    Hoagies For Guns Is a Dud; Urban Foragers Harvest Free FruitPlus Kelis writes a cookbook, and the Obama’s don’t care for beets, all in our morning news roundup.
  27. Celebrity Settings
    Eva Longoria Hits Beso and Wendy’s; Camilla Belle Pre-Parties for The Oscars atCelebrity dining is quiet just days before The Oscars.
  28. Mediavore
    Michelle Obama To Appear on Iron Chef; Coke Comes Back to CostcoIron Chef goes Presidential and Costco settles a pricing dispute with Coke.
  29. Mediavore
    Wendy’s Pricing ‘Emergency;’ Manischewitz’s New Appeal
  30. Mediavore
    Rubio’s Rejects Buyout Offer; Former Execs Sue Ralph’sFormer Ralph’s execs are suing over being scapegoated while Rubio’s doesn’t accept an offered $80 million buyout.
  31. Health Concerns
    Will Calorie Labeling Prevent a Future of Bacon Bombs and Cheesy Churros?Evidence points both ways.
  32. Mediavore
    Westfield Culver City Debuts; Leafy Greens Offer Highest Risk of Food IllnessCulver City debuts the rebirth of its biggest mall, while farmer’s are concerned new legislation will sap their profits.
  33. Mediavore
    Dubious Wine Larceny Defense; A City Hall Garden?Plus: a sympathy sandwich for Ruth Reichl, and Wendy’s gets fresh, all in our morning news roundup.
  34. Mediavore
    Bad Water at Purdue; Ruth Reichl’s Sympathy SandwichPlus: Wendy’s gets fresh, and pizza bloggers in Baltimore get stalked, all in our morning news roundup.
  35. Mediavore
    Sam Sifton Gets Made at Daniel; Appleman Will Butcher at Pulino’sPlus: Ruth Reichl gets a sympathy sandwich, and Wendy’s gets fresh, all in our morning news roundup.
  36. Health Concerns
    Do Calorie Postings Really Keep Us From Eating Donut Bacon Burgers?Marion Nestle doesn’t think so.
  37. Celebrity Settings
    George Clooney Takes a Smooth Ride to Crustacean; Tracy Morgan Leaves his LimoGeorge Clooney squired his girlfriend to Crustacean on a motorcycle, while Tracy Morgan hit Wendy’s after the Emmy’s.
  38. Lists
    McGriddle, Corn-Dog Nuggets Fail to Make Latest List of Best Fast FoodsWhat else deserves to be ranked in America’s top 25 fast foods?
  39. Openings
    Checkers Opens: Lowbrow Brilliant or Despicable?The burger chain is already drawing crowds to its Tribeca store.
  40. Closings
    HarshDowntown Crossing’s restaurant exodus continues.
  41. Fast-food World
    Are Trans-Fat-Free Fries Still Delicious?’Consumer Reports’ pits the fast-food giants against each other.
  42. Mediavore
    Big Bucks for Burgundy; Sriracha Is EverywherePlus: Poland Spring doesn’t like New York’s bottle deposit, and Wendy’s goes after Starbucks, all in our morning news roundup.
  43. Burger Battles
    Adrià, Pépin Aren’t Clowning Around When They DefendBut is the dean of the French Culinary Institute right to pick the Big Mac over the Whopper?
  44. Mediavore
    More Food Magazines Than Ever; Ladies’ Night Lawsuit DismissedPlus, the new head of Wendy’s is making some changes, in our glance at today’s headlines.
  45. NewsFeed
    The Shocking Secrets of Chain-Restaurant Calorie CountsAfter reviewing our findings, you may come to consider the Baconator, compared to certain other murderous burgers, a “healthy” option.
  46. Mediavore
    Gordon Ramsay’s Flaws Are Not His Own; Cockroach Drops In at WaverlyA cockroach shows up at the Waverly Inn, New York is running out of plutocrats, and KFC plans to sell grilled chicken. What is the world coming to?
  47. Mediavore
    Whole Foods’ Master Plan Revealed; Chodorow Back on the WarpathWhole Foods’ master plan for local domination, code-named (no kidding) Project Goldmine, is accidentally released to the public by federal regulators. [NYT] Jeffrey Chodorow’s war against Frank Bruni continues with another Times ad. [Eater] Buddhists buy $7,000 worth of eels, frogs, and turtles from Chinatown markets and then release the fortunate animals into the Passaic River. Where they immediately died from toxic shock. (Okay, we made the last part up.) [NYP]
  48. Mediavore
    Men Still Rule the Roost in Kitchens; April Bloomfield a Rai Rai Ken FanIt’s still a man’s world in the kitchen, as Annisa’s Anita Lo or Ratatouille’s Collette can tell you. [NYDN] Count April Bloomfield in the Rai Rai Ken camp when it comes to the ramen wars. [Restaurant Girl] Hill Country pitmaster and noted “barbejew” Robbie Richter has borderline cholesterol, a meat bond with Zak Pelaccio, and little interest in side dishes. [Metromix] Related: Barbecue: The New Kosher Food?
  49. Mediavore
    Pastis Atop Zagat Nightlife Ratings; City Trans-Fat Seminar FlopsPastis sits atop Zagat’s just-released nightlife rankings, with Buddha Bar, Balthazar, and Spice Market following close behind. [NYDN] The city invited 33,000 restaurant and food-supply workers to attend their trans-fat seminar, and only 20 showed up. Half of them were city employees. [NYP] Maybe Tony Bourdain doesn’t hate The Next Food Network Star as much as he makes out. Today brings another suspiciously obsessive-sounding post by the acerbic chef-author. [Ruhlman]
  50. Mediavore
    Health Department Inspector Caught Sleeping on the Job; Kanye West, Foxy BrownA Health Department inspector is caught on video snoozing at a bar when he was supposed to be tracking down rats. [NYP] Keith McNally and other meatpacking-district residents are trying to work things out with the Hotel Gansevoort and its monstrous sign. [NYP] Kanye West has curry delivered — from England. His tab? Almost $4,000, without tip. [The Independent]
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