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At TCHO, They Make the Chocolate via iPhone App; Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks to Appear on Top Chef Masters

• At the TCHO chocolate factory on Pier 17, essential factory and lab functions are controlled via a custom-designed iPhone app. [Feast]

• A hearing at the Department of Public Works today will determine the fate of a parklet outside Arizmendi in the Sunset, which is proposed to take up two parking spaces. [SFoodie]

• Local food personality Marcia Gagliardi (Tablehopper) will be on a panel at SXSW Interactive, along with a masked Robert Sietsema, discussing ethics in modern food journalism and criticism. [CHOW]

• The season finale of Portlandia features a hilarious mock-fashion-photo shoot with two pretend chefs (Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein). [Bon App]

• Remember how Christina Hendricks divulged to us that she almost went on Top Chef Masters, but the scheduling didn’t work out? Well, now she and husband Geoffrey Arend seem to have found a time: word is they recently taped a sixties-themed episode. [Inside TV/EW]

• Once vilified, coconut oil has become the “darling of the natural-foods world,” writes Melissa Clark. [NYT]

• The USDA’s new dietary guidelines tell us to eat more fish, but golly, it’s hard to keep track of which are sustainable. [WSJ]

• In case you haven’t noticed, urban wineries are a trend. Here’s some history on that and some thoughts on why it’s happening. [Eater]

At TCHO, They Make the Chocolate via iPhone App; Mad Men’s