Julia Child’s Bestseller; Clinton in Vegas

• The Chicago Diner’s Sarah Palin-themed tip jar was a little lighter than usual this year. [Tribune]
Previously: Chicago Diner’s Tempest in a Tip Jar

• Publicity from Julie & Julia is propelling Mastering the Art of French Cooking to the top of bestseller lists. [Crain’s]

• Bill Clinton celebrated his 63rd birthday at Las Vegas’ Craftsteak last night. [The Caucus/NYT]

• Tokyo’s bread scene is getting better and better with a wave of stylish new boulangeries. [NYT]

• A new report from the School Nutrition Project indicates that school lunches are slowly improving, with more meatless options and local fruits and vegetables being added. [Diner’s Journal]

Julia Child’s Bestseller; Clinton in Vegas