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  1. chain gang
    Oops! Starbucks Didn’t Fix Racism Fast EnoughAn employee at a Starbucks in L.A. wrote a racial slur on a coffee cup this week, and racial-bias training can’t come soon enough.
  2. The Other Critics
    Ring-a-Ding-Ding! Fitler Dining Room Scores Three Bells; Soggy Buns DisappointRounding up the region’s restaurant reviews.
  3. Coming Soon
    WokWorks Moving Into the Just Vacated Pure Tacos Space on Chestnut StreetThe new noodles and stir-fry upstart aims to be the first location of many.
  4. Lists
    Where to Eat When You’re Getting a Piece on the SideSeems the site’s users like a taste of beef before they get porking.
  5. Coming Soon
    Luke’s Lobster to Bring Real-Deal Lobster Rolls to Center CityThe new joint will serve lobster rolls with just lobster, and no filling.
  6. Burgers
    Umami Burger Expansion Plans Include a Location For PhillyThe West Coast export will be the latest burger chain to crash the city’s raging all-beef-blowout.
  7. Openings
    Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar Crashing Cherry Hill’s Burger BlowoutThe upscale wine and burgers bar is bringing its game to a crowded hamburger field.
  8. Bread
    Hoagie Roll Maker D’Ambrosio’s Loss Is Wawa and Amoroso’s GainAs D’Ambrosio Bakery rolls into history, Wawa gives its competitor, Amoroso a huge boost.
  9. Closings
    Krispy Kreme’s Closing Deals Center City a Doughnut DownerDon’t blame Federal Donuts.
  10. Chain Gang
    More to Come From LYFE After Culver CityTarzana and West Hollywood Both Get LYFE in 2013
  11. Chain Gang
    Fatburger To Devour Manhattan by Next SpringBabyfat at 1:00 A.M. will finally be a reality in New York City
  12. The Chain Gang
    Clubby Del Taco, Panda Express, and Burger King Punish L.A.Major U.S. Fast Food Chains Finding More Ways to Attract and Annoy Diners
  13. Sandwiches
    Jersey Mike’s Brings Its Subs to HoagietownThe sub shop opened with a Wendy’s in tow at the station.
  14. Beer Me
    Chima Gets With the (Beer) ProgramIn response to criticism that the beer list was too lame and too heavy on lame-ass beer.
  15. Whoppers for All
    Baghdad Burgers: Fast Food Gaining Popularity in IraqLook out for Burger Friends, Pizza Boat, and something called KFG.
  16. Chain Gang
    Ocean Prime Sets Its Sights on Center CityThe new fish and steaks spot is looking at an opening sometime next spring.
  17. Closings
    Center City’s Buca di Beppo Gets Dealt a Buca di BummerThe Center City location is closed, but the one in Wynnewood is hanging on.
  18. Down the Shore
    Margaritaville Coming to Atlantic City’s ResortsThe new project will bring plenty of venues for Parrotheads to get wasted away time and again.
  19. The Other Critics
    Henri’s Hotts Barbeque ‘Unbelievably Effective’; PeiRounding up the region’s restaurant reviews.
  20. Empire Building
    Smashburger Will Bring Even More Better-Burgers to the ‘Burbs!They smash, not squish.
  21. Closings
    Falcon Cafe, Eiselen’s Pastry Shoppe and More Call it QuitsZeke’s will come back to life as Union Gourmet.
  22. Crime Scenes
    Where’s the Beef? Florida Woman Caught Trading Sex for DoubleIt’s not even the first time fast food has been used as barter in the sex trade.
  23. Mediavore
    Molotovs Crash the Cocktail Party in West Philly; How About an ‘Unhappy Meal’ toPlus: FDA passes on a BPA ban; and BK rolls out smoothies, chicken strips and more as part of its new menu lineup, all in our morning news roundup.
  24. Mediavore
    Hookers Haunt Most Strip Joints; Even Fancy Hotels Are Cashing In on FoodPlus: Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich head to Hong Kong to open Lupa; and Burger King gets a huge cash infusion, all in our morning news roundup.
  25. Mediavore
    Hershey and CDC Discover the Benefits of Chocolate; Wendy’s Unseats BurgerPlus: Andrew Zimmern wants us all to eat more donkey; and Campbell’s Soup teaches kids how to make kale pizza, all in our morning news roundup.
  26. Mediavore
    Soda Tax: Still Not Fizzled Out; Curry Can Combat Blood Triglyceride LevelsPlus: Freebirds burrito chain scores 27 new locations in the Midwest; and North Philly club-goer gunned down, all in our morning news roundup.
  27. Mediavore
    Open-Carry Advocates Meet-Up at Applebees Is Sure to Be a Real Blast; D.Plus: Ocean City rejects BYOB proposal; and organic pollutants make us fat, all in our morning news roundup.
  28. Mediavore
    LCB Double-Billed Customers in November; Binge Eating: It’s a Thing NowPlus: Sizzler is making a comeback; and in spite of outbreaks of illness, raw milk advocates say they won’t stop drinking the stuff, all in our morning news roundup.
  29. Mediavore
    Dairy Responsible For Sickening 78 With Bad Raw Milk Gets the All-Clear;Plus: Penn State students rage a little less; and snacking becomes a breakfast time pursuit, all in out morning news roundup.
  30. Mediavore
    Philabundance Moves Forward on Non-Profit Supermarket; High End Popcorn IsPlus: Did Fox News really kill a story with video of Mayor Nutter spanking a woman at North Bowl; and Latina chefs are trending now, all in our morning news roundup.
  31. Mediavore
    Raw Milk Again Blamed For Illness; Astronauts Crave Hot SaucePlis: Ben & Jerry’s launches a line of Greek yogurt; and Taco Bell runs with a new slogan, all in our morning news roundup.
  32. Closings
    Morton’s Steakhouse Locations Grow RareStick a fork in Morton’s Back Bay; it’s done.
  33. The Other Critics
    Gino’s Is ‘Totally Worth It’; Vedge a ‘GreatRounding up the region’s restaurant reviews.
  34. Mediavore
    City Agencies Work Hard to Crush the Spirit of Budding Food Entrepreneurs;Plus: Vegetarians not averse to gluten should consider it as a source of protein; and Coca-Cola brings back its polar bears, all in our morning news roundup.
  35. The Chain Gang
    Mouse Hunt: Rodent Video Puts McDonald’s on the DefensiveThe employee’s video shows a mouse inside a bag of Big Mac buns.
  36. Mediavore
    NJ Wine Bill Awaits Christie’s Signature; ‘Flex-Casual’ Is NowPlus: Police arrest a South Jersey hockey fan in connection to the brutal beating of a Rangers fan in front of Geno’s; and the Humane Society gobbles up Carl’s Jr and Hardee’s, all in our morning news roundup.
  37. Coming Soon
    Long Gone Seafood Shanty Chain to Set Sail Again in FebruaryThe locally-based chain sank in the early 90s, but will relaunch in February.
  38. Mediavore
    Meatball Crooks Were on a Roll; Chains Are Poised to Jack Up PricesPlus: The state of PA takes potential recipients assets into account before granting food stamps; and conventional orange juice could be full of fungicide, all in our morning ews roundup.
  39. Mediavore
    Scrubs-Clad Counterfeiter Rips Off Chesco. Deli; Feeding Babies Starchy FoodsPlus: Kim Jong Il’s death could hold up U.S. food aid in North Korea; and casual dining restaurants try to lure sophisticated diners with special menu items, all in our morning news roundup.
  40. Chain Gang
    Pollo Campero Is Coming to TrentonThe new location of Latin fried and grilled chicken chain is the closest one to Philly.
  41. Mediavore
    Bouncer Bill Gets City Council’s Approval; Burger King Fries a Better FryPlus: an increasing number of chefs are turning out books about cooking at home; and the 2011 British Curry Awards go off without a hitch, all in our morning news roundup.
  42. Mediavore
    Pheasant Hunt Disrupted by Unseasonable Weather; The Food World Is Full ofPlus: Not enough salt is almost as bad as too much; and this is why your kids are fat, all in our morning news roundup.
  43. Celebrity Settings
    Kanye West Really Loves ChainsWest was seen chowing at CPK.
  44. Empire Building
    Jake’s Wayback Burgers Opens Its First Philly LocationThe new location is the chain’s first within city limits.
  45. Mediavore
    Police Discover a Huge Marijuana Plantation Growing at Cedarbrook Hill CountryPlus: Japan has a booming artisanal cheese industry; and bourbon barrels have many uses in their afterlife, all in our morning news roundup.
  46. Mediavore
    Peapod Makes Web-Based Grocery Sales Available; Baobab Poised to Replace Acai asPlus: City Tavern can’t find a tenant; and chains find serving booze a tough sell, all in our morning news roundup.
  47. Mediavore
    Report: Half of PA’s First Congressional District Can’t Afford toPlus: Brazilians discover that banana peels are great for purifying water; and bacon increases the risk of Type 2 diabetes, all in our morning news roundup.
  48. Mediavore
    Camden Imposes Curfew on Late Night Takeout Joints; Wendy’s SuesPlus: A Wilmington shopkeep is dead after an attempted robbery goes bad; and Spain develops an “electronic tongue” to taste wine, all in our morning news roundup.
  49. Mediavore
    Salmonella Scare Strikes Philly Area; China Shuts Down 5,000 Businesses In aPlus: London’s Indian restaurant Tamarind wants to do for Indian food what P.F. Chang’s did for Chinese; and Kenya considers camel milk as a solution for food shortages, all in our morning news roundup.
  50. Mediavore
    Campbell’s New CEO Has a Salty Solution For Lagging Soup Sales; JunkPlus: Jaime Oliver ends a lucrative endorsement deal; and Jell-o is cool again, all in our morning news roundup.
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