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Outdoor Patios Can Stay Open Later; ‘Famous Food’ Gets Panned

• How about another round? As was rumored last week, the Chicago City Council voted to let outdoor patios and rooftop gardens stay open for an extra hour on weekdays. [Trib]

• Gawker says the Heidi Montag- and Ashley Dupré-starring Famous Food is a “train wreck.” Sounds similar to Vulture’s first reaction! [Gawker]

• Some eccentric cafe owners in England are selling their collection of sandwich crusts and other crumbs left behind by famous people. [BBC]

• House Republicans are not siding with the Obama administration’s efforts to limit junk-food advertising to kids. Quelle surprise. [USAT]

• Sugar and dairy are the latest commodities whose prices have soared. However, the U.S. corn crop is plenty big this year, which will help drive some food costs down. [Bloomberg, Mercury News]

• Meanwhile, Kenya is the latest African nation to see rioting over food prices; police dispersed a recent protest with tear gas. [Reuters]

Outdoor Patios Can Stay Open Later; ‘Famous Food’ Gets Panned