A Restaurant’s Rat Problem; McDonald’s Farm-to-Table Move

• Gross! One apartment dweller is fighting off a neighboring restaurant’s rat problem. [SF Appeal]

• OpenTable names the nation’s 100 best restaurants, but no San Francisco places make the list. Why is that? [Between Meals]

• Emeryville-based Peet’s Coffee is making plans to go national. [SF Business Times]

• Yikes: Bootleg liquor laced with methanol was responsible for 115 deaths in eastern India, primarily among poor people who couldn’t afford state-sanctioned liquor shops. [NPR]

• Is a zero-calorie ramen noodle too good to be true? One reporter goes to the front lines to find out. [Slate]

• McDonald’s is getting into the farm-to-table movement with ads that feature one of its potato farmers. Ugh, this charade is even worse than everyone using the word “artisanal.” [NRN]

• A hail storm of apples, caused by freak weather conditions that had swept them up into the air, rained down on motorists in Coventry, U.K., the other night. [Telegraph UK]

A Restaurant’s Rat Problem; McDonald’s Farm-to-Table Move