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  1. Food Safety
    At Least 99 People Are Sick After Eating at a ChipotleIncluding 17 employees, whose absence forced the California location to close.
  2. Health Concerns
    A Lawmaker Wants to Put Warning Labels on Food Affected by Fracking“Produced using recycled or treated oil-field wastewater.”
  3. Tips
    Exceedingly Generous Waiter Splits $585 Tip With All His Co-WorkersIt came out to $73 apiece.
  4. Water Fight
    California’s Restaurant-Water Restrictions Probably Aren’t Making aAccording to one estimate, the amount saved is roughly .2 percent of the water used to grow the state’s almonds.
  5. Awful Things
    A 5-Year-Old Found a Hidden Camera in a Starbucks BathroomEw.
  6. Fascinations
    On the Trail With In-N-Out’s PresidentShe’s been called the youngest female billionaire in America. She owns one of the country’s most beloved burger chains. Yet she remains completely shrouded in mystery.
  7. Crime
    A Con Artist Is Accused of Selling $4 Million Worth of Fake In-N-Out FranchisesHis prison nickname will probably be “Animal Style.”
  8. Bridge Over Troubled Water
    Starbucks Agrees to Stop Bottling Water in Drought-Stricken CaliforniaThe company’s Ethos Water program will find a new source.
  9. The Drought
    The California Drought Pushed One Chef to Figure Out a Way to Clean Dishes WithAs a result, he’s using 80 percent less waster.
  10. Planet Earth
    Drought-Stricken Californians Are Ticked That Nestlé Won’t StopProtestors recently picketed a plant with torches and pitchforks.
  11. Awful Things
    World’s All-Time Worst Customers Dine and Dash, Then Run Over TheirSo much pain over a $45 check.
  12. Environment
    California’s New Regulation Requires Customers to Request WaterServers cannot automatically bring it out with menus.
  13. Foie Gras
    L.A. Food Truck Honors California Foie Gras Ruling With $10 Foie SlidersAre you surprised it took this long?
  14. Random Acts of Wineness
    A Millionaire Calling Herself ‘Secret Somm’ Randomly GivesSo far, the mysterious person has given away 75 bottles worth more than $4,000.
  15. Foiemageddon
    California’s Attorney General Will Try to Re-Ban Foie GrasThe state confirms the battle is moving to the 9th Circuit.
  16. Divisive Dishes
    Fat, Chants: A Humane Evening of Protesting Foie Gras in L.A.Checking in with animal-rights advocates outside one of Santa Monica’s most lauded restaurants.
  17. Me-owwwww Quit It
    Cat Café Threatens to Ban Kids Who Won’t Quit Tormenting the AnimalsWon’t someone think of the kittens?
  18. News
    A Restaurateur Posted an ‘English-Only’ Rule for HisCustomers were getting “uncomfortable,” the owner said.
  19. Empire Building
    Get Ready for Entire Shops Dedicated to the Bulletproof Coffee CrazeDon’t even think of asking for a nonfat regular.
  20. Puppuccinos
    America Is About to Get Its First Dog CaféAssuming the creators can crowd-fund $200,000.
  21. Guy Fieri
    A Restaurant Owner Fired a Manager for Sabotaging a Guy Fieri TV ShootThe feud is reality show-worthy.
  22. Foiemageddon
    The Chef Who Fought California’s Foie Gras Ban Has Gotten Death ThreatsThe FBI is investigating.
  23. Health Concerns
    Bakery’s Drug-Laced King Cake Sends 40 People to the HospitalThey reported having “out-of-body experiences.”
  24. Barbaric Yelp
    The Restaurant That ‘Buys’ One-Star Yelp Reviews Now Offers 50That’s up from the 25 percent they offered in September.
  25. Foiemageddon
    L.A. Chef Ari Taymor: Why the Foie Gras Ban Was an ‘Absolute Sham’“We didn’t start serving foie until the ban.”
  26. Reopenings
    Fire-Damaged West Coast Restaurant Manresa Will Reopen for New Year’s EveReservations for January go up for grabs beginning December 15.
  27. 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.”
  28. 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.
  29. Lawsuits
    A Woman Used Fake Images to Prove McDonald’s Coffee ‘Burn’The Google Image-assisted scam has led to 21 felony charges.
  30. Guy Fieri
    One of Guy Fieri’s Restaurants Just Closed With ‘No Warning atThey’re calling it the Day the Volcano Chicken Stopped Erupting.
  31. Sticky Situations
    Cheap Sushi May Be the California Drought’s Next VictimThere’s at least 25 percent less high-quality sticky rice this year.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. News
    More Than a Dozen California Restaurants Have Instituted MandatoryExplaining why is an “uphill battle.”
  35. Barbaric Yelp
    Here’s a Restaurant That Rewards Customers Who Give It Bad Yelp ReviewsHaters get 25 percent off and free cooking classes.
  36. Hated It
    California Makes It Illegal to Sue People for Posting Nasty Yelp ReviewsThe first, and probably not last, state to do this.
  37. 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.
  38. Nuts for Nuts
    Your Almond Consumption Is Killing California’s Salmon and HoneybeesThe nut’s unprecedented use has a few consequences.
  39. The Chain Gang
    Daniel Patterson and Roy Choi Aim to Change the Fast-Food Game With Loco’lA healthy alternative.
  40. Crime
    Slaughterhouse Owners Allegedly Ordered Employees to Process Meat FromThey allegedly put healthy heads on diseased cattle to fool inspectors.
  41. 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.
  42. Right to Bare Hands
    California Backs Off Glove Requirement for Restaurant WorkersNever would’ve passed, lawmakers say, if opponents had spoken up earlier.
  43. Soda Wars
    California’s Plan to Put Obesity Warning Labels on Soda Fizzles OutSB1000 went flat on a 7-8 vote on Tuesday.
  44. Soda Wars
    California Moves to Put Obesity-Warning Labels on SodasWarnings about obesity, diabetes, and tooth decay.
  45. 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.
  46. Planned Service Changes
    The French Laundry to Get Upgraded Kitchen and GardenIt won’t be any easier to get a reservation.
  47. Right to Bare Hands
    Chefs in California Fight for the Right to Cook Without GlovesThe sushi chefs aren’t having it.
  48. Quote of the Day
    New York Is One Place Ryan Skeen Won’t QuitHe doesn’t want to smell the roses in California.
  49. The Chain Gang
    Jack in the Box Says It Sourced Meat From Now-Closed Meat CompanyThe chain says food safety is not a concern.
  50. The Chain Gang
    Chipotle’s Vegan Tofu ‘Sofritas’ Now Available in Boston andBoston, too, beginning March 3.
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