The Kells Not a ‘Trouble Spot"; BFD Cited in Tai Ho Fire

• Boston Licensing Commission head Daniel Pokaski says that, despite this weekend’s murder outside The Kells, he doesn’t consider the bar to be a “trouble spot.” [Universal Hub]

• A new report sharply criticizes the Boston Fire Department for their response to 2007’s Tai Ho fire. [WBZ]

• New Orleans is holding a Po’ Boy Preservation Festival this month in an effort to celebrate the sandwich some say is endangered by the monoculture. [NYT]

• At least 10,000 Salvadorans are in urgent need of food aid after massive flooding and mudslides. [NYT]

• McDonald’s is holding an American Idol style singing competition for its employees. [Chicago Business]

• Gatorade is launching a new line of drinks marketed to hardcore athletes. [Crain’s]

• Food and wine center Copia is being liquidated with a sale expected very soon. [Decanter]

• Bobby Moynihan, who recently impersonated Guy Fieri on Saturday Night Live, says he’s actually a huge fan of the Food Network star. [Hungry Beast]

• Starbucks has opened a new prototype in London, complete with less brand references and upscale touches like Italian leather chairs. [Brand Republic via Eater National]

The Kells Not a ‘Trouble Spot"; BFD Cited in Tai Ho Fire