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  1. food crimes
    Alleged Lobster Embezzlement Is Most New England Crime EverA Maine man is accused of stealing over $1 million worth of seafood.
  2. shortages
    A Lobster Shortage Is Causing Prices to SkyrocketBad weather and high demand have caused prices to double.
  3. online reservations
    Maine Restaurant Announces It Will Only Take Reservations by MailProspective diners are encouraged to “write clearly and legibly.”
  4. foodmojis
    Entire State of Maine Rejoices As Lobster Emoji Is Made OfficialIt was a hard-won battle.
  5. video feed
    Here’s the Actual Diner Ad That Kate McKinnon and Will Ferrell Parodied on SNLDysart’s chicken-potpie ad went viral in 2012 — and SNL revived it in 2018.
  6. minimum wage
    Maine’s Restaurant Workers Convinced the State to Lower Their WagesThey argued it would lower tips and cut into their take-home pay.
  7. climate change
    Maine’s Lobsters Could Be Extinct in 85 Years Because of Global WarmingResearchers say warming waters are already decimating the larvae.
  8. guns out
    Restaurant That Banned Owners of Semiautomatics Is Getting ‘Hostile’ ThreatsThere’s a “wariness among the staff” that didn’t exist before.
  9. Restaurant Creates 100-Pound Burger Just to Troll Its CustomersAnd, surprisingly, to help fight hunger.
  10. aging gracefully
    Here’s What a 40-Year-Old Twinkie Looks LikeNot bad!
  11. Guns Out
    Maine Restaurateur Bans Customers Who Own Assault Weapons“If you own this gun, or you condone the ownership of this gun for private use, you may no longer enter.”
  12. Shortages
    Climate Change Is Decimating Maine’s Lobster PopulationAn alarming study says a warm-water disease threatens Maine’s whole industry.
  13. The Chain Gang
    Chipotle’s Pitiful Sales Have Forced Suppliers to Lay Off EmployeesThe chain’s burrito-bowl manufacturer has shed 5 percent of its workforce.
  14. Shortages
    Add Maine’s Cod to the List of Things Decimated by Global WarmingScientists now blame rising water temperatures more than overfishing.
  15. Barbaric Yelp
    Yet Another Restaurateur Has Accused Yelp of Tweaking ReviewsApparently, one chef claims, Yelp will punish you if you don’t buy ads.
  16. Kids In Restaurants
    Parents Irate After Restaurant Owner ‘Snaps’ at Screaming Child“Her parents said, ‘Are you screaming at a child?’ ‘Yes I am. And she shut up.’”
  17. News
    A Restaurant Discriminated Against One of Its Servers for Not Going to ChurchIt turns out, however, the owner just disapproved of his son’s choice of date.
  18. Fire
    Fire Destroys Legendary Blueberry-Pie Destination in MaineIt’s been a terrible week for restaurants on both coasts.
  19. Phone Home
    UFO Sightings Over Maine Turn Out to Be Restaurant Party SpotlightLocals called the cops.
  20. Video Feed
    Watch David Levi Introduce Vinland, His Hyper-Regional Maine RestaurantThe chef intends to get by entirely on very local ingredients.
  21. Food Politics
    Maine Lawmakers Push Hard for GMO Food LabelsThe bill has bipartisan support.
  22. Mediavore
    Maine Has Love Affair With Brandy; Larry the Quaker Oats Man Gets a MakeoverPlus Anthony Bourdain’s geriatric collab and more, all in our morning news round-up.
  23. Maine
    If Not Mulberry Street, There’s MaineGoodbye, beach. It’s autumn in New England.
  24. Beef
    Whoopie-Pie Wars Escalate!Pennsylvania and Maine continue to debate the dessert’s origins.
  25. Mediavore
    Dantanna’s Cleared of Copying Dan Tana’s; Pink’s Opens in LAXThe President can’t even have dessert without being bothered, while a West Hollywood classic tries to sue an Atlanta restaurant with a similar name.
  26. Mediavore
    Jay-Z Loses Restaurant Lawsuit; Jersey Shore’s Snooki Gobbles DonutsA rap star doesn’t get his way and an MTV star gets stuffed.
  27. Mediavore
    Costco Protects Sarah Palin; Teacher In Trouble for Hooter’s TripTomatoes hidden for Palin’s safety and a teacher takes an ill-advised field trip.
  28. Mediavore
    Salmon Spawning in Sewage; Schoolkids Visit HootersPlus: a German company’s employee-accessible wine cellar, and lobster price-fixing in Maine, all in our morning news roundup.
  29. Slideshow
    Consider the New Lobster-Roll Shack, Luke’sAre these really “NYC’s highest quality, most affordable lobster rolls”?
  30. Mediavore
    Feniger and Milk to Cater E.T.’s Emmy Party; Teens Crash Into HawthorneSusan Feniger is making treats for an Emmy after-party and a Hawthorne restaurant has been damaged by joyriding teens.
  31. Mediavore
    The Intersection of Local and Kosher; Chicken Feet DiplomacyPlus: USDA invests in small farms, and Portland’s awesome food scene, all in our morning news roundup.
  32. Beef
    Lobstermen Feuding in MaineMaine’s Matinicus Island is basically David Simon’s Baltimore.
  33. Trends
    Massachusetts Wants to Be MaineThe state wants to brand its seafood, a la Maine lobster.
  34. NewsFeed
    Lobstermen Just Can’t Give the Stuff AwayPrices are down, but so is demand.