Another Reason to Drink Red Wine; Who’s L.A.’s Hottest Chef?

• Wahoo! Another reason to chug-a-lug: Researchers in Vienna have found red wine to be a possible treatment for type 2 diabetes. [Wine Spectator]

• Even if Rulon Gardner, a competitor on The Biggest Loser, sheds some pounds, he might have trouble keeping them off since the restaurant he owns in Wyoming serves a one-and-a-half pound burger. [NYDN]

• A restaurant in Greensboro, North Carolina has added chicken and waffles to its menu after the owners tried the combination at Roscoe’s. Ah Roscoe’s, does your sphere of influence know no bounds? [News and Record]

• Eater is looking for L.A.’s hottest hot chef to compete in a national sexy chef fight. [Eater]

• America’s most popular pizza topping is pepperoni, but like most foods Americans love, it’s a bastardized ingredient — it’s definitely not Italian. Speaking of pizza, pie-makers are gearing up for the Super Bowl, one of the year’s “five big pizza days,” according to this article. [NYT, USAT]

• Former City Council candidate Rudy Martinez owns a sushi restaurant in Eagle Rock. [LAT]

• One Japanese school caused a controversy by serving whale meat as part of a “cultural” lunch week. Meanwhile, in some U.K. restaurants, shark’s fin is off the menu. [Slashfood, Bloomberg]

• Today in sweets: Dunkin’ Donuts has rolled out a limited-edition cocoa yeast flavor, while Cold Stone Creamery is serving warm desserts. [SE, NRN]

Another Reason to Drink Red Wine; Who’s L.A.’s Hottest Chef?