Grocery Workers Poised to Strike; Dr. Oz Angers The FDA

• Still being denied their requested health care benefit, Southern California grocery workers could go on strike as early as this Sunday. [AP/Google]

• One family decided to forgo grocery stores and restaurants for a year. Here’s how that worked out (hint: they got really sick of cucumbers). [Moneland/Time]

• Worried about heating costs this winter? Try Dorito’s, the latest alternative fuel source. [Grist]

• How about them apples: Dr. Oz claimed most apple juice contains more than the acceptable amount of arsenic, and that pissed the FDA off quite a bit. [NYDN]

• Good ‘ole Hector Tobar describes buying a tamale off the street like some kind of shady drug deal. Here he looks at what marks both licensed and unlicensed street vendors. [LAT]

• Umami Burger plans to use iPad ordering systems in the near future, something already in place at Stacked and Catch at Casa del Mar. [LAT]

• There’s a mini-boom of nightlife options in Mid-City now. [LAT]

•: Get ready for San Diego restaurant week! [LAT]

• A bookkeeper’s embezzlement of $3 million might have been responsible for the closure of Jack’s La Jolla restaurant. [NRN]

• If you enjoy highbrow musings about Tostitos and Trident, check out McSweeney’s latest crop of “Reviews of New Food.” [McSweeney’s]

Grocery Workers Poised to Strike; Dr. Oz Angers The FDA