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Here’s a sampling of the week that was 

MP: Boston snuck a peak at “The Next Food Network Star” as promised, came out with the best pre-Pride parade eats (say that five times fast) and went coocoo for Cocoa Puffs mad for marzipan.

MP: Chicago invaded a cheesey, small, peaceful town somewhere in this so-called Midwest (aka Kramer’s “Anytown, USA“), got patriotic about hot dog gluttons and capped his all-American week with what else, RIBFEST 2007!

MP: Philly got all gossipy this week, discussing Bruce Willis’ ire, that meter maid-beating restaurateur and Paul McCartney’s miserly ways.

[Photo courtesy: Time Magazine’s photo essay “What the World Eats”; pictured are the Manzo family of Sicily]

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