Sewing Needle Found in Chili’s Ribs; How to Drink Pigeon Milk

• A woman eating ribs at Chili’s bit into a two-inch-long sewing needle, which pierced her tongue; now she’s suing the restaurant chain. Our question: Who sews at Chili’s? [Seattle PI]

• Did you know pigeons have milk? Well, they do, and it’s a “wonder food” for squab, who can double in size in 48 hours. Those who don’t want to double in size should probably steer clear. [Squabblog]

• A Los Angeles superior court has thrown out a lawsuit brought by so-called Nicaraguan laborers against the Dole Company. [Furit Net]

• There has been a 70% increase in the use of food stamps in San Diego in the last two years. [NC Times]

• Although this writer isn’t a fan of L.A. food in general, he’s probably right that Asian street markets, Portuguese beaches, and Italian service stations have excellent food, despite their unlikely locations. [SMH]

• The L.A. Times also writes about Chicken Boy, while recounting the era of giant plaster statues past. [LAT]

• Pepsi has a new plant-based bottle that incorporates pine bark and corn husks. To compete, Coke is developing cans made of grass clippings and used Christmas trees. (Kidding on that last part.) [USAT]

• People who use the AeroPress coffee-brewing system are really, really into it! [LAT]

• Big food companies like General Mills and Cargill are devoting resources to help modernize in the food system in Africa. [WSJ]

• Props to Jamba Juice for jumping on the health train with veggie-containing smoothies, but why do all of them include lettuce? Ew. [NRN]

Sewing Needle Found in Chili’s Ribs; How to Drink Pigeon Milk