Rendell Ponys Up $1M For Tatstykakes; Almond Milk Is More Popular Than Ever

• PA Governor Ed Rendell has arranged for the state to offer a $1 million short-term loan to Tasty Baking Co. to help alleviate its “extremely light liquidity.” [Inquirer]

• Despite the effort put forth by Supervalu, parent to Acme supermarkets, to emphasize lower prices, the company was still one of the worst performers in the Standard & Poor’s 500 in 2010. [Inquirer]

• In Missouri, a man with a shotgun showed up at a McDonald’s just after closing and demanded food for his pregnant wife. Cough, gun control, cough. [Consumerist]

• Almond milk is more popular than ever in supermarkets, and two primary brands, Almond Breeze and Silk Pure Almond, are duking it out over market shares. What do they put in that stuff, anyway? [WSJ]

• Call it the case of the curious breakfast food: A Florida professor left an airplane in handcuffs after fellow passengers reported a “suspicious package,” which turned out to contain, among other normal things, a bagel and cream cheese and a hat. [NBC Miami]

Restaurant Impossible, an upcoming Food Network show, is currently casting “passionate restaurateurs who have fallen on hard times.” [AZ Daily Sun]

• Or people could just stick it out: Rosy predictions from research firm Technomic predict 2011 restaurant sales will be the best since 2008. [NRN]

• A chocolatier in Portland, Oregon, has revived a rare variety of cacao bean thought to have vanished a century ago. [Oregon Live]

Rendell Ponys Up $1M For Tatstykakes; Almond Milk Is More Popular Than Ever