Egg Cartel Accused Of Inflating Prices; $50,000 Reward Offered in Killing of WingStop Cook

• Food service company Sodexo Inc. has filed a lawsuit against egg farmers and an egg trade groups, accusing them of being “an egg cartel” that has unjustly inflated egg prices by 40% in an alleged scheme that found them killing hens off to limit the supply of eggs. [L.A. Times]

• Silver Lake’s Forage will have its own pop-up restaurant at The Barkar Hangar at Santa Monica airport later this month as part of Art Los Angeles Contemporary. [L.A. Times]

• A $50,000 reward is being offered to help find the killer of Rahim Williams, a cook at a Valley WingStop and father of four, who was shot the day before Christmas. [KABC]

• 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]

• UCLA Alumna Dorothy Tong, who won $10,000 on Cupcake Wars, delivers her desserts while dressed as a princess. Clearly, this must appeal to the same kind of person who actually orders cupcakes by delivery. [Daily Bruin]

• 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]

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