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  1. Empire Building
    Get Ready for Entire Shops Dedicated to the Bulletproof Coffee CrazeDon’t even think of asking for a nonfat regular.
  2. Puppuccinos
    America Is About to Get Its First Dog CaféAssuming the creators can crowd-fund $200,000.
  3. Guy Fieri
    A Restaurant Owner Fired a Manager for Sabotaging a Guy Fieri TV ShootThe feud is reality show-worthy.
  4. Foiemageddon
    The Chef Who Fought California’s Foie Gras Ban Has Gotten Death ThreatsThe FBI is investigating.
  5. Health Concerns
    Bakery’s Drug-Laced King Cake Sends 40 People to the HospitalThey reported having “out-of-body experiences.”
  6. Barbaric Yelp
    The Restaurant That ‘Buys’ One-Star Yelp Reviews Now Offers 50That’s up from the 25 percent they offered in September.
  7. Foiemageddon
    L.A. Chef Ari Taymor: Why the Foie Gras Ban Was an ‘Absolute Sham’“We didn’t start serving foie until the ban.”
  8. Reopenings
    Fire-Damaged West Coast Restaurant Manresa Will Reopen for New Year’s EveReservations for January go up for grabs beginning December 15.
  9. All Inclusive
    Revered Chef Daniel Patterson Will Refuse Tips at His Next Restaurant“That thing on the menu costs $25. That’s all it costs.”
  10. Crime Scenes
    Restaurant Will Pay $28K Fine After Knowingly Serving Whale MeatThe makers of The Cove helped undercover agents order the sushi back in 2010.
  11. Lawsuits
    A Woman Used Fake Images to Prove McDonald’s Coffee ‘Burn’The Google Image-assisted scam has led to 21 felony charges.
  12. Guy Fieri
    One of Guy Fieri’s Restaurants Just Closed With ‘No Warning atThey’re calling it the Day the Volcano Chicken Stopped Erupting.
  13. Sticky Situations
    Cheap Sushi May Be the California Drought’s Next VictimThere’s at least 25 percent less high-quality sticky rice this year.
  14. Soda Wars
    Berkeley Vows Its Soda-Tax Vote Is Going to Be Big Soda’sThe beverage industry disagrees but has invested $1.4 million just in case.
  15. Interviews
    World-Class Chef David Kinch: ‘I Miss Going to Work … I Just Want MyAfter a devastating fire, he’s working hard to reopen Manresa.
  16. News
    More Than a Dozen California Restaurants Have Instituted MandatoryExplaining why is an “uphill battle.”
  17. Barbaric Yelp
    Here’s a Restaurant That Rewards Customers Who Give It Bad Yelp ReviewsHaters get 25 percent off and free cooking classes.
  18. Hated It
    California Makes It Illegal to Sue People for Posting Nasty Yelp ReviewsThe first, and probably not last, state to do this.
  19. The Chain Gang
    Dunkin’ Donuts Adds Almond Milk Just in Time for Worst Agricultural CrisisLooks like the coffee giant picked the wrong week to start pouring the nut-based milk.
  20. Nuts for Nuts
    Your Almond Consumption Is Killing California’s Salmon and HoneybeesThe nut’s unprecedented use has a few consequences.
  21. The Chain Gang
    Daniel Patterson and Roy Choi Aim to Change the Fast-Food Game With Loco’lA healthy alternative.
  22. Crime
    Slaughterhouse Owners Allegedly Ordered Employees to Process Meat FromThey allegedly put healthy heads on diseased cattle to fool inspectors.
  23. Let Them Eat Foie
    13 States Push Supreme Court to Reconsider Foie Gras BanPro-foie gras forces say California’s ban leaves room for constitutional debate.
  24. Right to Bare Hands
    California Backs Off Glove Requirement for Restaurant WorkersNever would’ve passed, lawmakers say, if opponents had spoken up earlier.
  25. Soda Wars
    California’s Plan to Put Obesity Warning Labels on Soda Fizzles OutSB1000 went flat on a 7-8 vote on Tuesday.
  26. Soda Wars
    California Moves to Put Obesity-Warning Labels on SodasWarnings about obesity, diabetes, and tooth decay.
  27. Trouble in Roosterland
    City Council Declares Sriracha Factory Smell a Public NuisanceHuy Fong Foods will have 90 days to remedy the situation before the city takes action.
  28. Planned Service Changes
    The French Laundry to Get Upgraded Kitchen and GardenIt won’t be any easier to get a reservation.
  29. Right to Bare Hands
    Chefs in California Fight for the Right to Cook Without GlovesThe sushi chefs aren’t having it.
  30. Quote of the Day
    New York Is One Place Ryan Skeen Won’t QuitHe doesn’t want to smell the roses in California.
  31. The Chain Gang
    Jack in the Box Says It Sourced Meat From Now-Closed Meat CompanyThe chain says food safety is not a concern.
  32. The Chain Gang
    Chipotle’s Vegan Tofu ‘Sofritas’ Now Available in Boston andBoston, too, beginning March 3.
  33. Drought and Draughts
    California’s Drought May Result in Nasty-Tasting BeerThe taste of West Coast beer may be changing, against the wishes of the brewers.
  34. Recalls
    California Slaughterhouse Allegedly Sold Meat From Cancer-Stricken Cows“Because the carcass looked good, [Rancho] mixed it back in with other beef that it sold under its label.”
  35. Total Recall
    Philly Steak & Cheese Hot Pockets Subject to Massive RecallHave a salad tonight.
  36. Frightening Things
    California Meat Company Recalls Nearly 9 Million Pounds of Beef PartsThe bones, organs, and carcasses of “diseased and unsound animals” were shipped around the country.
  37. Right To Bare Hands
    California Bans Workers From Touching Food With Bare HandsLoopholes will allow sushi chefs to keep going without gloves.
  38. Crime Scenes
    Someone Stole 140,000 Pounds of Walnuts From a California FarmAuthorities are now looking for a giant squirrel.
  39. Tough Tables
    Penetrating Rao’s: 13 Customers Reveal How They Scored Tables“Some people go to the Harvard Club or the Yale Club or whatever. I go to Rao’s.”
  40. Let Them Eat Foie
    Federal Appeals Court Upholds California’s Foie Gras BanThe three-judge panel said the ban on the sale of fatty livers is entirely constitutional.
  41. The Other Critics
    ‘Infinitely More Enjoyable’ Than the French LaundryRyan Sutton reviewed the Restaurant at Meadowood.
  42. Etiquette
    The Game Denied Service at Houston’s Because of His TattoosIs this racial profiling or just a dress-code enforcement?
  43. Soy Annoying
    Chipotle Introducing Tofu BurritosThe new “Sofritas” filling is available on the West Cost.
  44. The Meat Locker
    Restaurant Food Purveyor Sysco Accused of Storing Meat in Outdoor ShedsThis has nothing to do with dry-aged beef.
  45. Empire Building
    Michael White’s Altamarea Group Rumored to Be Opening Flashy Culver CityChop Shop, White’s “casual steakhouse” in London, has to open first.
  46. Not Good
    California Club Requires Women to Wear Heels“Exception will be made if injured.”
  47. Hot Diggity Dog!
    Turns Out the Hot Dog Has a Legal Definition in L.A.Behold the definition of a wiener.
  48. Mediavore
    ‘Super Wawa’ Gets the Go-Ahead in Cherry Hill; Beers Go Citrusy ForPlus: Rush Limbaugh doesn’t like books that expose the underbelly of the food system; and Coca Cola must change its formula to comply with California law, all in our morning news roundup.
  49. Lawsuits
    Mr. Chow Adds Backstabbing Chefs to $10 Million Lawsuit Against PhilippeThe latest in the case of Chow versus Chau.
  50. Crime Scenes
    Over $13,000 in Sea Cucumbers Nabbed By Border PatrolAgents on the U.S.-Mexico border make a strange discovery.
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