Dungeness Season Delayed Another Week; Fashion World Embraces Food

• Officials are still testing to make sure the Dungeness crabs in the waters closest to S.F. are fully developed, and are delaying the start of the season until next week. [NBC Bay Area]

• The service at the Ritz-Carlton dining room may be slipping. [@MichelinGuideSF]

• Rowdy/drunk club patrons may soon find themselves blacklisted by way of ID tracking. [Examiner]

• Supervisor Eric Mar is introducing new legislation to make restaurants install and maintain grease-cutting equipment in their drains. [Examiner]

• What with David Chang appearing in Vogue, and Barney’s New York doing edibles-themed holiday windows, it seems the fashion world is obsessed with food. “Our customers want to eat at the new Batali place as much as they want the new Céline bag,” says Barney’s creative director Simon Doonan. [WSJ]

• While other industries suffered during the recession, many food producers saw business grow over the past few years. [AP]

• The food situation in North Korea has once again become critical, contributing to an increased number of defectors to South Korea and China. [Voice of America]

• Reusable grocery bags purchased at Wal-Mart, Target and other retailers have been found to contain lead, prompting a federal investigation. [USAT]

Dungeness Season Delayed Another Week; Fashion World Embraces Food