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Banquet Hall Destroyed by Fire; New Nordic Cuisine Is Hot

• A banquet hall in Gurnee was destroyed by a fire late last night. Luckily, it was being renovated at the time, and no one was hurt. [Trib]

• The popularity of “new Nordic” cuisine, with its hay and pine needles, is surprising to some but undeniable. [NYT]

• Your eating at your desk might be bothering your co-workers — particularly if you’re lunching on sardine sandwiches, rude-o. [WSJ]

• We take big-box American supermarkets for granted these days, but it all started with the A&P;, which was the first chain to put everything a shopper needed under one roof. [NPR]

Banquet Hall Destroyed by Fire; New Nordic Cuisine Is Hot