Saison Adds Thursdays; Nasty Facts About Nigella

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• Well received, weekend-only restaurant Saison will soon be getting spiffed up with new chairs, a new gourmet stove, and will be open on Thursdays as well. [Food Gal]

• Oakland is looking to relax their cabaret laws in the name of economic development, but critics cite all the shootouts that happen outside nightclubs. [WSJ]

• The Saveur 100 goes online, including several SF-related favorites, like Quince and Chez Panisse chef David Tanis. [Saveur]

• Aside from the whole vegan Mexican thing, SFoodie says that the week-old Gracias Madre is “decidedly nicer than other taquerias, without seeming fussy.” [SFoodie]

The Daily Mail digs up 50 “mouth-watering tidbits” about Nigella Lawson, in honor of the celeb chef’s 50th(!) birthday. [Daily Mail via Eater]

• A former British drug czar has created a substance that mimics the feeling of being drunk without causing a hangover. [Daily Mail via The Awl]

• Florida’s unusually cold winter could be bad news for the nation’s supply of winter strawberries. [NYT]

• Rachael Ray will serve as the grand marshal of the Fat Tuesday Krewe of Argus parade in New Orleans. [Nola]

Saison Adds Thursdays; Nasty Facts About Nigella