Atelier Crenn Prep Cook Goes Missing; China Cracking Down on Food-Safety Violators

• Maurice James, a 29-year-old prep cook at Atelier Crenn who police believe may have been suffering from depression, disappeared Sunday after telling people he was heading for the beach. He has not shown up for work since. [NBC, SFist]

• Thanks to the organization Classical Revolution, the Revolution Café in the Mission has become a hotbed for chamber music on Monday nights. [NYT]

• Carlo Splendorini, bar manager at Michael Mina, gets a little Q&A; feature in Esquire. [Esquire]

• Three strawberry farms in Washington state have been fined by the Department of Labor for employing children as young as six as pickers. [Examiner]

• Authorities in China have reportedly arrested 2,000 people and closed down 5,000 businesses following a four-month investigation that showed food-safety violations are still rampant in the country. [WSJ]

• In Kenya, amid food shortages and severe drought, camel milk is being looked to as a possible savior. [Inside Africa/CNN]

• Coconut water seems to be just another expensive gimmick, though it does contain a lot of potassium. [HuffPo]

• London Indian restaurant Tamarind is heading to Southern California as a fast-casual concept, “hoping to do for Indian food what P.F. Chang’s China Bistro did for Chinese.” [NRN]

• Before the commercial lobster season starts on August 6, divers are flocking to Florida for a two-day window that lets anyone who’s able to catch up to twelve of the crustaceans. [NYDN]

Atelier Crenn Prep Cook Goes Missing; China Cracking Down on Food-Safety