Mediavore: Fighting For The Neighborhood Grocery

• West Oakland, where residents have long had to travel out of the neighborhood for produce or shop for food at tiny convenience stores, finally has a legitimate grocery store in Mandela Foods Cooperative [Oakland Tribune via East Bay Express]

• After a Haight Street development project that included a Whole Foods was abandoned, neighbors remain hopeful that a grocery store can move into the space where a Cala Foods once stood. [SF Examiner]

• According to Michael Bauer, many patrons are happy to wait for upwards of an hour at restaurants that don’t take reservations. Most of those people don’t seem to be Chronicle readers, though. [SF Gate]

• In-N-Out won Best Burger in Zagat’s 2009 Fast Food Survey with McDonald’s taking top honors for fries. [Zagat Buzz]

• At a new (decidedly non-vegetarian) burger restaurant in New Zealand called Murder Burger the staff wears shirts proclaiming “Meat is Murder.” [Daily Telegraph]

• Audrina Patridge of The Hills is following in Padma Lakshmi’s footsteps by promoting Carl’s Jr. [NYDN]


Mediavore: Fighting For The Neighborhood Grocery