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SUV Smashes Into Samovar in the Castro; January Jones Has Accident, Calls Bobby Flay

Photo: Dora Fang via Uptown Almanac

• A woman (allegedly) had a seizure yesterday and rolled her SUV backwards into Samovar in the Castro. [Uptown Almanac, ABC 7]

• Famed British food critic Egon Ronay is dead at 94. [Reuters]

• Lower Haight bars go nuts for the World Cup. [Haighteration]

• Two new European quinquinas (quinine-spiked aperitif wines), Bonal Gentiane-Quina and Cocchi Aperitivo Americano, are making their way onto local cocktail menus. [Chron]

• After getting into a car accident on Friday night, January Jones called Bobby Flay for help. [TMZ]

Parade will soon launch a food magazine called Dash. [NYT]

• Federal officials are considering banning peanuts on commercial flights in consideration of those with nut allergies. [NYDN]

• As the word “organic” becomes increasingly vague, some food activists are calling for a new term, “authentic.” [Salon]

• Pinkberry will add a watermelon flavor this summer. [NRN]

• As boxed wine rises in quality, manufacturers are giving the boxes themselves an upscale makeover. [Time]

• Sausage king Jimmy Dean is dead at 81. [NYDN]

• A Bolivian company recently launched a soft drink called Coca Colla, but unlike Coca Cola, it contains plenty of coca leaves, the plant responsible for cocaine. [AdAge]

• Restaurants across the nation are hoping for a World Cup related boost in business. [NRN]

SUV Smashes Into Samovar in the Castro; January Jones Has Accident, Calls Bobby