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  1. Foodienomics
    Downtown’s Peking Tavern Turns To Kickstarter To Complete Its BarCo-owner Andrew Chiu explains that he and partner Andrew Wong have put two years and a lot of dough into the Chinese gastropub project.
  2. Beef
    Urasawa Accused of Labor Abuses and Withholding Employee WagesA longtime worker claims he was fired while sick with the flu and is now owed over $60,000.
  3. Burger Time
    How Pakistan and China Saved FatburgerThe chain is a huge hit in The Middle East.
  4. Foodienomics
    Local Delis in Decline: Get to Langer’s STAT!Norm Langer says his iconic delicatessen is struggling to overcome higher food costs.
  5. Foodienomics
    Restaurants Fight Back Over Credit-Card FeesThey either want the fees lowered, or they may start passing them along as line items on your bill.
  6. Healthy S.F.
    Patxi’s Wrist Slapped for Pocketing Healthy S.F. Funds [Updated]They have to pay out $320,000 in penalties, with $200,000 going back to employees.
  7. Foodienomics
    Jerk Leaves Screed About Obama In Place of Tip at CupolaSome rich guy who hates paying taxes tipped $3 on a $37 bill and left a note to explain why.
  8. Foodienomics
    Yoshi’s Financial Troubles Continue With Bankruptcy FilingThis is very predictable, given that loan payments were coming due on a $7M city loan.
  9. Foodienomics
    780 Café Now Has Minimum Purchase for Wi-FiThat seems reasonable…
  10. Foodienomics
    Mission Pie Scores Federal Funds for Solar PanelsThey’re saving 25% on energy now, too.
  11. Delivery Brigade
    Get Little Star, Ike’s Delivered by New Web Service CaviarCaviar curates sought-after restaurants that don’t usually deliver, and charges a $10 delivery fee.
  12. Endangered
    Midwest Drought Threatens Cali’s Cattle RanchersMeat prices for the state’s consumers could skyrocket by 15% in the months to come.
  13. Foodienomics
    Health Care Provided to Undocumented Restaurant Workers Through ROC-MDThe program is said to be the first in the nation and could help provide treatment to an estimated 75,000 workers.
  14. Mediavore
    Bobby Brown Booked for DUI; Alicia Silverstone Chews Food for BabyThe singer failed a sobriety test after being busted for chatting on his phone while driving.
  15. Mediavore
    Weed Workers Join United Food and Commercial Union; Kegger Cup Company Rakes ItThe 35,000 member-strong union promises to put its weight behind keep medical marijuana dispensaries open.
  16. Mediavore
    Deceased Guido’s Employee Died of Respiratory Infection; City Council FightsEarlier reports suggested the staffer had been shot, then beaten, to death, causing much undue alarm.
  17. Mediavore
    Wendy’s Deposes Burger King; Taquero Shot in Foot in South L.A.The burger chain known for its ginger mascot is now the number-two fast food chain.
  18. Mediavore
    National Critics Slam Loss of L.A. Times Star System; Lou Amdur SellingVoices like Tom Sistema and Michael Bauer think the paper’s latest move is a cop-out.
  19. Mediavore
    Miso Not Just For Soup Anymore; Are Pollutants Making Us Fat?It’s not just what we eat, but what’s in what we eat that could be endangering our waistlines.
  20. Mediavore
    Jose Andres Starts a Food Truck; Village Coffee Shop Reopens as Beachwood CafeThe Spanish chef springs Iberico ham sandwiches and long lines on D.C.
  21. Mediavore
    Breitbart’s Last Political Discussion Held at The Brentwood; SoCal ResidentsThe political pundit may have talked shop with a man he’d just met only 50 minutes before he was declared dead.
  22. Mediavore
    Sky-High Gas Prices Challenge Food Trucks; Zagat Picks ‘30 Under 30’Chefs like Jordan Kahn and Giselle Wellman make the list of industry heavyweights still in their twenties.
  23. Mediavore
    Obama Mulls National School Vending-Machine Rules; Wal-Mart Eyes ChinaApples and almonds could replace school lunch supplements like Snickers and Cheetoes.
  24. Mediavore
    Ramsay’s Missing Veggie Peeler Sparks Prison Panic; FDA Questions InhalableGordo’s team misplaces a utensil and Brixton Prison goes on lock-down.
  25. Mediavore
    Mitt Romney Eats at McDonald’s; Pink Pepper Shooting Victim NamedMitt shows he’s just a regular, everyday, average dude while hitting The Golden Arches.
  26. Foodienomics
    Philippe’s Raises Coffee Prices to 50 CentsGone is the ten-cent cup of mud that long stayed steady here.
  27. Mediavore
    Defending the Mormon Diet; PFCs in Food Weaken Vaccination in ChildrenDespite sugar as its only vice, devotees claim the religion’s food is not boring.
  28. Mediavore
    L.A. Cracks Down on Illegal Markets; The Rise and Fall of CriscoElsewhere, Michael Bloomberg is hoping to control portion sizes in the New York diet.
  29. Mediavore
    Snails Gaining Ground in U.S. Restaurants; Mac & Cheeza Mulls MoveThe shelled delicacies are finding their way into Italian and Spanish dishes, too.
  30. Mediavore
    Deep-Fried Desserts Doom Your New Year Resolutions; Son of a Gun Starts LunchThe treats are currently tempting customers at Beer Belly and Black Market, among others.
  31. Mediavore
    Jamie Oliver’s Latest Book Criticized by Health Pros; Panda Express StartsThe Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is targeting television’s most outspoken food revolutionary.
  32. Mediavore
    San Diego Owner Fined for Hiring Undocumented Workers; Brian Malarkey OpeningMichel Malecot, of The French Gourmet, must pay $396,575 and serve five years probation after his conviction.
  33. Mediavore
    Supreme Court Justices Pen a Cookbook; Food 4 Less Workers Could StrikeThe collection gathers the recipes of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s late husband.
  34. Foodienomics
    OpenTable Stock Plunges As Google Reservation-Booking Speculation RisesTheir share price is now less than the average dinner bill.
  35. Mediavore
    Martha Stewart Works Blue; Villains Tavern Gets PunchyThe domestic diva makes a dirty joke comparing sausages with condoms.
  36. Mediavore
    Sam Nazarian Keeps Tabs on The Bazaar; Wine Finds An EdgeThe hospitality entrepreneur claims the restaurant makes $13.5 million every year.
  37. Mediavore
    Fergus Henderson Goes Whole Hog; Martha Stewart Crafts Nativity Scene BehindThe domestic diva bought clay in prison with her commissary cash.
  38. Mediavore
    Yao Ming Forwards Chinese Wine; Sherry Slams Strand HouseThe former NBA star is named as an under-the-radar connoisseur.
  39. Mediavore
    Eva Longoria’s Beso Sued For Slippery Floor; Ludo Launches Baby WebsiteWhoever told the actress owning a restaurant was easy should have thought again.
  40. Mediavore
    Captain Kirk Boldly Deep-Fries a Turkey; Cambodia Fries Up TarantulasWilliam Shatner plays it safe as a chef for a new All State spot.
  41. Mediavore
    Bud Light Amps Up The Alcohol; Vegas Envies Our FukuburgerBe prepared to pass new Bud Light Platinum on the shelves as you reach for your Deschutes and Ballast Point.
  42. Mediavore
    California State Senators End Free Meals; Landry’s Buys McCormick & Schmick’sThe seafood giant swallows a slightly smaller fish.
  43. Mediavore
    California State Senate Dines on Taxpayer’s Backs; The Country’s Most ExpensiveThe upper house of the California Legislature ate up $111,316 in taxpayer funds while eating high on the hog.
  44. Mediavore
    Maya Angelou Pens New Cookbook; 15% of U.S. Used Food Stamps in AugustThe great U.S. author publishes her second recipe collection called Great Food, All Day Long.
  45. Mediavore
    Sugar Shortages Drive Up Prices; 11,390 Pounds of Pot Pie Empandas RecalledShunning high fructose corn syrup has made the real stuff scarcer.
  46. Mediavore
    Ghosts Toast at Barney’s Beanery; L.A. Food Truck Fees IncreasingThere’s a ghost in the (beer) machine at the West Hollywood roadhouse.
  47. Foodienomics
    Maybe the Tech Boom Really Is Feeding the S.F. Restaurant Boom After AllThe city’s chief economist confirms what ‘7x7’ earlier hinted at.
  48. Mediavore
    $10,000 Burglary at Cafe Bizou; Carl’s Jr. Baking Biscuits From ScratchThe LAPD search is on in Sherman Oaks after a French restaurant is robbed of its dough.
  49. Beef
    That One Jerk in Contra Costa County Has Caused National Outrage Over Tipping inUs to Ed Arnow of the Contra Costa ‘Times’: Look at this mess you started!
  50. Mediavore
    Inside Animal and Ludo’s Foie Gras Dinner; Learning to Love TripeEverything from liquified foie gras to injectable foie gras were on hand as the chefs protest a coming ban.
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