Mediavore: Separating the Wheat From the Chaff

• Gluten intolerance appears to be on the rise, thanks in part to improved diagnostic tools, but it’s also possible some people just make it up. [SF Chronicle]

• A couple of Carmel Valley “beer tourists” travel great distances to sample beer around the world. Last year they took a $30,000 beer trip, hitting 90 breweries in seven countries and eight states. Naturally, a book is in the works. [Inside Bay Area]

• Tim and Nina Zagat say service is the weak link in the restaurant industry. They say the most important aspects to improve are hospitality and professionalism. [Atlantic Food Channel]

• Barack and Michelle Obama spent two hours dining at Blue Hill on Saturday night. [Yahoo News]

• Pinkberry founder Young Lee’s house looks a little bit like a Pinkberry. [WSJ]

• Papa John’s founder John Schnatter is offering $25,000 to anyone who can find the 1972 Camaro he sold for seed money in 1984. [Gothamist]

Mediavore: Separating the Wheat From the Chaff