Coney Dog Has a Star Group of Investors; LAUSD Opening The Doors to Its Central Kitchen

That Coney Dog we found under construction turns out to be a collaboration between investors including Tim Allen, Sam Raimi, Adam Sandler, Kris Draper, Braylon Edwards, and Mike Binder, all of whom, except Sandler, have Detroit roots. [Freep]

• Today LAUSD is set to announce plans for possible new 2011-2012 food choices while giving media a tour of its central kitchen facility. It will also address it’s reluctance to work with Jamie Oliver, hopefully without conjuring the image of “pink slime.” [KABC

• It’s technically against the law to prepare a hamburger “rare” or “medium rare” in North Carolina. [Charlotte Observer]

• With the purchase of David Judaken’s competing Syndicate Hospitality Group, Sam Nazarian and SBE have become L.A.’s biggest nightlife operator, adding MySTudio, MyHouse, Eden, and Crimson/Opera to his portfolio of clubs we go to lengths to avoid. [LAT]

• The restaurant-coupon backlash is amping up: As Marc Murphy of Ditch Plains in New York put it, “How many more of these can there be?” [NYT]

• Forget Moons Over My Hammy; even places like Denny’s and IHOP are offering healthier fare. [USAT]

• Indonesia’s government is so concerned with its population’s dependence on rice that it’s launched a “One Day, No Rice” campaign. Riceless Tuesdays kind of has a ring. [WSJ]

• Americans might also want to think about diversifying our diets: Prices for staples like meat, produce, dairy, and wheat are going up. Better learn to love insects! [MSN Money]

Coney Dog Has a Star Group of Investors; LAUSD Opening The Doors to Its Central