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Established S.F. Chef-Owners Say No to Deal Sites; There’s Going to Be a True Blood Cookbook

• Remember the whole Mobile Spinach situation? Established restaurateurs like Nancy Oakes and Traci Des Jardins say they’ve never worked with a deal site and they never will. [Biz Times]

• Beware, vegans: The pinto beans at Chipotle have a little bit of bacon in them. [HuffPo]

• Check out the three cocktail options at tomorrow’s S.F. Street Food Fest. [SFoodie]

• Burger King has announced it’s ditching the creepy-looking king mascot and trying to go the healthy route, with a guacamole-topped “California Whopper.” (Sounds a little like Carl’s Jr.’s Six Dollar Guacamole Bacon Burger…) [USAT]

• Presumably for the non-vampire fan base, a True Blood cookbook should hit shelves in 2012. [HuffPo]

• A 32-year-old single mother in England is aiming to become the fattest woman in the world. Currently she’s 52 Stone (that’s 728 pounds, Yanks), and she needs to double her weight to reach her goal. Twenty thousand calories a day should be helping! [Telegraph UK]

• Mmm, snow cones. Saveur rounds up regional shaved-ice specialties for some Technicolor food porn. [Saveur via HuffPo]

• Introducing the triple-double Oreo, which clocks in at 100 calories a cookie. [The Street]

• Ethiopia is the latest African country with growing numbers of hungry people, thanks to a worsening drought. [AP]

Established S.F. Chef-Owners Say No to Deal Sites; There’s Going to Be a