Old Orchard’s Food Court Goes Green; Tony’s Finer Foods Opens Biggest Store in Niles

• The Old Orchard shopping center in Skokie is getting a new 22,500-square-foot “green” food court. [Crain’s]

• Tony’s Finer Foods, which has outlets around the Chicago-area, opened its largest store yesterday in Niles. [Sun-Times]

• A report by Chicago-based research company Technomic found that fish tacos are having a moment and Mexican food is more popular in general. So if your ass just can’t shake that nacho weight, there’s why. [NRN]

• As if having to work in a Boston Market weren’t bad enough, a drive-through customer at a Roseville, California, location of the chain threw “hot, sticky” food at his server, causing burns. [Rocklin & Roseville Today]

• A precocious, whistle-blowing youngster in China investigated some mushrooms and found them rife with a harmful bleaching chemical. Way to go, and now for the real question: Is Julia Roberts available to play his mother in the movie version of this? [Sydney Morning Herald]

• Some altruistic hunters in Central Pennsylvania will donate around 10,000 pounds of venison to local food banks. So, how many deer is that? [Reuters]

• If you insist on feeding your pet raw meat, (weirdo) here are some safe-handling tips. [Oregon Live]

• The U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has released a new set of guidelines to aid doctors in diagnosis and treatment. Guess you’re going to have to stop claiming you’re allergic to butter, calorie-phobes! [Business Week]

• Better stock up: Starbucks and Kraft are embroiled in a kerfluffle over the distribution of the former’s coffee in grocery stores and other retail outlets. [USAT]

Old Orchard’s Food Court Goes Green; Tony’s Finer Foods Opens