PA House Leader Wants the State’s Liquor Stores Sold By May; UK Expert: Fruits and Vegetables Are ‘Pretty Useless’

• Fire officials are investigating a suspicious two-alarm fire that destroyed an abandoned Chi Chi’s Mexican Restaurant in the Northeast. [CBS Philly]

• PA House majority leader Mike Turzai wants to see the state’s liquor stores sold off by the end of May. [KYW Newsradio]

• Quit treating rosé like a froofy, pink summer accessory: it tastes great year-round! [NYT]

• Just when we thought we had balanced nutrition figured out, here comes one U.K. expert arguing that fruits and vegetables are “pretty useless.” [Daily Mail UK]

• Time to stock up, chocoholics: Political strife in Ivory Coast will likely cause cocoa prices to rise. Also going up: prices at McDonald’s! [USAT, USAT]

• As food costs go up, people are increasingly heading to smaller discount grocers like Save-A-Lot and Grocery Outlet, which are in turn rapidly expanding. [USAT]

• If the Super Bowl goes into overtime, Papa John’s will give away a free pizza to anyone registered in the chain’s loyalty program. Don’t worry, they’ll let you redeem it later instead of missing the last few seconds of the game. [Pop Candy/USAT]

• File under disgusting: The outside of raw chicken packages are covered in way more bacteria than the meat itself. [Telegraph UK]

• The number of U.S. restaurants declined in 2010 and is expected to do so again in 2011, with independent outlets hit the hardest. [NRN]

PA House Leader Wants the State’s Liquor Stores Sold By May; UK Expert: