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Schmidt’s Sign Comes Home; Food Network Sets Sail With Celebrity Cruises

• Center City bar introduces self-serve beer system. [Inquirer]

• The original sign from the old Schmidt’s brewery is now back home atop the Piazza at Schmidt’s. [Foobooz]

• Federal marshals confiscate 64 drums of potentially toxic honey from a Pattison Ave. food distribution center. [KYW]

• When Danish restaurant Noma was named the best in the world earlier this year, they saw a 2,000 percent increase in reservation requests. [WSJ]

• Cookbook author Katie Lee is working on a novel that “has a surfing theme to it and is set in Mexico.” [HuffPo]

• A California rice farmer is trying to apply the commercial elements of locavorism and provenance to the product he sells to sushi restaurants, a first for small-farmed grains. [AP]

• Sears is considering expanding its inventory to include groceries. [Chi Trib]

• Many smaller European airlines still serve in-flight meals for even short-haul flights. [NYT]

• The Food Network has teamed up with Celebrity Cruises to launch “Food Network at Sea,” a seven-night Caribbean vacation featuring cameos from chefs Cat Cora and Aaron Sanchez. [USA Today]

Schmidt’s Sign Comes Home; Food Network Sets Sail With Celebrity Cruises