Jose Andres Awarded; New Record Set in Meatball Eating

• Jose Andres won a $50,000 prize from the Vilcek Foundation, which supports immigrant contributions to the arts. [Washington Post]

• Takeru Kobayashi broke the world record for meatball eating yesterday, consuming 29 Ikea meatballs in one minute. [Dumbo NYC]

• A Wisconsin grandmother waited in line 43 hours so her six-year-old grandson could be the first in line to try Belts’ Soft Serve ice cream when it opened. [MSNBC]

• A Colorado man assaulted another man over the McDonald’s parking spot he’s used for 16 years. [MSNBC]

• Whole Foods investors seek to gain greater control in the company, so they may oust a director “whose conduct they deem inappropriate.” [Reuters]

• Proctor & Gamble is recalling Taco Night and Cheeseburger Pringles due to salmonella concerns. [Salon]

• Restaurant diners are ever more interested in health, responding positively to low-fat, low-sodium, and organic products. [NRN]

• Benihana recently refused an offer of purchase — without even knowing the price. [NYP]

• Subway hopes to have as many stores in China as McDonald’s by 2020. [NYDN]

• Is specialty coffee like Stumptown the next Starbucks? [Time]

Jose Andres Awarded; New Record Set in Meatball Eating