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  1. wtf
    Mark Zuckerberg Once Served Jack Dorsey Goat That He Killed ‘With a Laser Gun’It’s not exactly #thestew.
  2. cooking hacks
    People Can’t Get Over Food Network’s Ridiculous ‘Brilliant Peanut Butter Hack’“I can’t be the only one that doesn’t have an issue spreading peanut butter.”
  3. Facebook Cafeteria Workers Unionize in Hopes of Improving WagesThe current $18.81 hourly wage isn’t enough to make ends meet in an area where prices are so inflated.
  4. food delivery
    Facebook Has Launched a Food-Delivery Service, TooThe site’s newest feature lets you order directly from a restaurant’s page.
  5. Comeuppance
    Restaurant ‘Fires’ CustomerProof that the customer isn’t always right.
  6. Platt Chat
    Adam Platt Is Answering Your Questions Right NowHe’s doing a Facebook Q&A at this very minute.
  7. Platt Chat
    What Are Your Burning Food Questions for Adam Platt?Our critic is doing a Facebook Q&A.
  8. Technology
    Restaurants’ Facebook Pages Now Include Reviews From New York andThe brand-new feature also features reviews from Bon Appétit, Condé Nast Traveler, Eater, and the San Francisco Chronicle.
  9. Keeping Tabs
    A Restaurant Shamed a Family on Facebook Who ‘Forgot’ to Pay theThat’s one way of doing it.
  10. Cooking Up A Storm
    A Cafe’s Facebook Page Turned Into a ‘War Zone’ After a CookThey’re getting an surge of overwhelmingly negative reviews.
  11. Announcements
    Follow Grub Street on FacebookLet’s be friends.
  12. Free Lunches
    The IRS Wants to Tax Google and Facebook Employees for Their Free GourmetSilicon Valley demands to know what’s next, taxing free coffee?
  13. Rum Sour
    This Banned Captain Morgan’s Ad Doesn’t Seem So BadRum’s ability to “overcome boredom” is sort of the allure.
  14. Terms of Service
    General Mills Says Everybody Can SueThe company will pretend nothing ever happened by reverting to its original legal terms.
  15. Cereal Talk
    General Mills Says on Second Thought, Facebook Users Can Sue After AllBut only sometimes, like when coupons aren’t involved.
  16. Cereal Talk
    Cheerios Facebook Fans Agree Never to Sue General Mills Under Sneaky New Rule“Like” its Facebook page or download a coupon, and you forfeit the right to sue, the company says.
  17. The Pepperoni Network
    Pizza Thief Busted After Victim Finds Him on FacebookSocial media strikes again.
  18. Alinea
    Alinea Ticketing System Gets One Step Closer: A Facebook PageAlinea takes a first step toward ticketing.
  19. Romance
    Facebook Founder’s First Date With Husband Was at Temple BarHis future husband wasn’t old enough to drink.
  20. Next
    Meet a Very Special Guest For Next El Bulli MenuNext El Bulli tables donated to cancer survivors.
  21. Next
    Thousands Try To Spend Thousands To Snap Up Next Season TicketsNext’s 2012 season ticket offering drew thousands of would-be customers.
  22. Mediavore
    Jim’s Steaks Manager Charged With Selling Drugs; Apples, Pumpkins and KalePlus: Discussions of Moroccan food heat up Facebook; and David Burke has a magazine and “flavor sprays,” all in our morning news roundup.
  23. Studies
    Your Facebook Profile Probably Telling the World That You Are a DrunkStudents with references to and photos of drinking were determined to be four times as likely to develop drinking problems.
  24. Our Need to Be Liked
    We’ll Be Your Best Friends (On Facebook)!You just know you want to be BFF’s with Grub Street L.A.
  25. Rants
    Will Killing Change Mark Zuckerberg Into ‘A Real Man?’Zocalo Public Square finds another a hole to poke in the Facebook founder’s latest publicity stunt.
  26. Mediavore
    Historic Delco Tavern Gets a New Lease on Life; World Leaders Have the EatingPlus: Sedentary office jobs make you fat, not your diet; and world leaders eat like children all in our morning news roundup.
  27. Eat at Joe’s
    Echo Park Movement Rallies Online for Its Own Trader Joe’sThe goal is to stack friends on Facebook before approaching the company.
  28. Social Media
    Show Us You Like Us on FacebookThere’s a simple way to declare your ardor to the world.
  29. Mediavore
    A Former McFadden’s Boss Accused of Discrimination in Philly FacesPlus: The ethanol industry puts a pinch on the nation’s corn supply; and lowered onion costs alleviate food inflation in India, all in our morning news roundup.
  30. Chain Gang
    Anti-Gay Accusations Led to Chick-fil-A’s Expulsion From IndianaMore on Chick-fil-A’s anti-gay controversy.
  31. FYI
    Lydia Shire, Where Art Thou?Locke-Ober and Towne seek social media glory in interesting ways.
  32. The Other Bloggers
    771 Food Barrels Down the Highway, Gunning To Be A Facebook for FoodiesA new social network is set to debut with forums, food porn,
  33. Other Sites
    Is Ryan Skeen the Latest Twitter Quitter?Another tweeting chef bites the dust.
  34. Mediavore
    Colicchio Will Ride Gay Pride Float in WeHo; Paul Wall Hates Our FoodWest Hollywood will see a different side of the Top Chef host next year and a Houston rapper calls L.A.’s food “the worst.”
  35. Truckin’
    Food Truck Fans Fight Foe Tom LaBongeNew York and L.A. City Council-members are trying to put food trucks in their place.
  36. Mediavore
    Bill Cosby Reunites with Jell-O; Eric Ripert Co-Judging Top ChefA familiar face is shilling again for a famous dessert and Toby Young might not be popping up on Bravo’s big show this year.
  37. Party Lines
    Would You Hook Up With John DeLucie for a Reservation at the Waverly?Some folks would! A report from last night’s party for ‘The Hunger.’
  38. Stalking
    Status Update: Which Chefs Are Your Facebook Friends?Did you know Waldy Malouf is a “sexual god”? Neither did we, till we found him and 99 other chefs on Facebook.
  39. Pie Life
    Advances in Pizza TechnologyFriend Papa John’s Facebook page for a free pie, and order Domino’s via TiVo.
  40. Publicity Ploys
    Which Restaurants Have the Most (and Least!) Facebook Fans?Over 100 local restaurants are posting brunch specials, menus, and the like on F-book.
  41. NewsFeed
    ‘Vanity Fair’ Pimps Out Waverly Inn for Facebook FriendsWin a date at the Waverly!
  42. NewsFeed
    Seamless Web (Now With Pickup Orders!) Inspires Employee Tell-AllAn exclusive excerpt from ‘The Devil Orders Enchiladas’
  43. Back of the House
    Facebook Brings Chefs Closer TogetherWe dedicate a lot of our time to obsessing over the restaurant industry’s heavy hitters: Gordo, Mario, Fabio. But what about the bright young things who slave away in the shadows of the line? No doubt many of them will be destined for big things, and surely they’re dreaming of the days when they’ll have an empire and a single moniker ending in “o.” So who’s keeping an eye on them? After hours of prowling around Facebook, we can now enthusiastically assert that we are. We combed through the social-networking site, finding dozens of profiles and pulling the most useful for your reference. Who’s the sous-chef with a dislike of olives and fake tits? Which pastry extern is friends with New York’s Sexiest Chef? And why are so many Per Se–ers on the site? Does Thomas Keller make it a staff requirement or something?–Alexandra Vallis
  44. NewsFeed
    James Beard Hopefuls Lobby on FacebookIt’s time again for Beard nominations, and the whole kerfuffle over Jason Neroni last year isn’t stopping the shameless shilling. A Grub Street reader alerted us to the Facebook group “Vote Evan Rich for the James Beard Rising Star Chef Award,” created by a friend of Rich, chef at Sumile Sushi. Rich is in a good spot if the group’s twelve current members are any indicator. Nice of the moderator to invite them all to Sumile! Let’s hope for the sake of propriety that there won’t be any comped green-tea ice cream. Vote Evan Rich for the James Beard Rising Star Chef Award [Facebook]
  45. At the Greenmarket
    Concord Grapes Ripen, Summer Corn Lingers On Thanks to the cool weather, the produce at Union Square looks perky this morning, as hardier lettuces and winter squash replace their delicate summer counterparts. Even late-afternoon visitors will find the stands looking fresh. What to Look For Purple-black Concord grapes are a flavor-packed fall phenomenon. Their sweet-tart intensity is easiest to appreciate once the seeds have been separated from the aromatic flesh. Try them in sorbets and gelées, or make them into Concord-grape ketchup (recipe) ($5 per quart at Cheerful Cherry Farm, available Friday and Saturday).
  46. In the Magazine
    This Week, Your Cup Runneth OverSay what you want about the Smith & Wollensky Group — that their restaurants (Smith & Wollensky, Quality Meats, the Post House, et al) are sometimes hard to tell apart, or that their steaks are less than life-changing. But no one claims that the company doesn’t deliver the goods when it comes to nicely priced wine. The $69 prix-fixe dinner at Cité, for example, comes with a bottomless glass of four different types. And this week, Rob and Robin tell us, all the Wollensky restaurants are offering $10 tastings of ten good wines at lunch. The selections change each day, so the committed oenophile can end up trying 50 different wines over the course of the week. [100 Bottles of Wine on the Wall]
  47. NewsFeed
    Executive Chef Assaulted at Chinatown BrasserieWe’ve heard of people having it out with management, but this is ridiculous. Around midnight on Wednesday, an exchange of words between three men who had just had an hours-long dinner at Chinatown Brasserie and maître d’ Robert Banat devolved into the trio yelling at Banat and shoving him. Executive chef Tyson Wong Ophaso tells us that when he stepped in to separate the men from his maître d’, the biggest and youngest of the three threw Ophaso on his back. (Ophaso is five foot, six inches, 130 pounds.) Cursing loudly, the man then dragged the hapless chef by his feet onto the sidewalk and proceeded to beat him up, despite the best efforts of Brasserie staff — but no other onlookers — to protect him. The men fled before police arrived, but one of them left behind his credit-card information, and all three were captured on the restaurant’s cameras. They’ve all been identified, and Ophaso is pressing charges. Meanwhile, what kind of town is this that a chef is beaten by three goons, and no strangers come to his aid? Any man that cooks orange beef like Ophaso deserves the utmost protection against bruisers.