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  1. Mediavore
    Magic Johnson Sells 105 Starbucks Stores; San Gab Mayor Resigns Due ToA day following his sale of a stake in The Lakers, Magic divests his interests in the coffee chain. Meanwhile, Albert Huang calls it quits.
  2. Mediavore
    Herring Get Bogged Down By The Thousands; Teen Nacho Thieves NabbedPlus: Victimized catfish farmers and the decline of Gordon Ramsay’s empire, all in our morning news roundup.
  3. Mediavore
    Kimpton Eyes Old City For a Hotel and Restaurant; Suspects Pick the Wrong Bar toPlus Michael Symon closes one of his Cleveland-area restaurants, and Red Lobster and Olive Garden both expand into the Middle East, all in our morning news roundup.
  4. Mediavore
    Catfish Farmers in Trouble; Gordon Ramsay’s Empire Continues to CrumblePlus: an Iron Chef closes shop, and the global domination of Olive Garden, all in our morning news roundup.
  5. Behind the Scenes
    Darden CEO Came of Age in L.A.While new chains like Seasons 52 and Capital Grille have come from afar, the CEO of its parent company grew up in Watts.
  6. Meat Palace Intrigue
    A Rough Day for SteakhousesBig problems at Center City’s steakhouses
  7. Mediavore
    Garden Cafe Shutters; The Olive Garden Is Why You’re FatPlus: no plastic-bag tax for New Yorkers, and Swiss bankers and Italian food, all in our morning news roundup.
  8. The New York Diet
    Alan Colmes Is Not a Vegetarian, Thank You Very MuchIn fact, steak is the one thing he and his co-host Sean Hannity agree on.
  9. Mediavore
    Better Coffee Coming to New York; Uno Chicago Grill Can’t Pay the BillsThe Olive Garden doesn’t like ‘The Girls Next Door,’ where to head instead of steakhouses for a good piece of meat, and more, in our morning news roundup.
  10. NewsFeed
    Food Blogs Already Having Sport With Calorie ListingsCalorie charts are hitting chain restaurants, a comedy gift to food writers everywhere.
  11. Mediavore
    PETA Wants Frankenmeat; Ramsay Loves Fast FoodPETA is offering $1 million for an in vitro meat solution, Gordon Ramsay eats too many hamburgers, and ‘Playboy’ is searching for some sexy Olive Garden servers.
  12. Mediavore
    Calorie Law Doomed?; Colicchio Hasn’t Been to Ko EitherDefense lawyers threaten the future of the calorie-posting law, wine bars run amok, and a pig named Bruce.
  13. NewsFeed
    If You’re Drinking at Applebee’s, Calories Are the Least of YourBartenders at local chains had no idea that new calorie-count requirements applied to drinks, too.
  14. Celebrity Settings
    Ethan Hawke Hits Qdoba; ‘Beverly Hills 90210’ Reunion at D’OrLast week Todd Barry told us he was a Chipotle man and we noted that a couple of respected chefs were too — but it seems Ethan Hawke, for one, prefers naked burritos to burrito bols, if a recent sighting at Qdoba Mexican Grill is any indicator. Are notable New Yorkers embracing casual dining chains? Lizzie Grubman did take her client Tailor Made to, um, the Olive Garden…
  15. Mediavore
    Huckabee Loves Salad and Bread Sticks; Domino’s Still Won’t Deliver in 30 orPresidential candidate Mike Huckabee chose T.G.I. Friday’s when a Times reporter offered to take him to lunch anywhere in the city, but Huck ultimately settled for the Olive Garden. [NYT via Serious Eats] The Food Network’s ratings are hurting, which might help to explain why Emeril Live got canned. [NYT] How do Thomas Keller and Mario Batali fare against McDonald’s when it comes to calories? Keller’s veal breast and polenta and Batali’s pork loin are worse for you than a Big Mac, but who cares? [WSJ
  16. The New York Diet
    Novelist Porochista Khakpour Drinks the Kool-Aid at a Hare Krishna Temple In Porochista Khakpour’s debut novel, Sons and Other Flammable Objects, a coming-of-age story that may make its Iranian-American author the next Zadie Smith (the Times Book Review, Radar, and Paper are planning profiles), Khakpour, who grew up in Los Angeles before moving to New York, describes the exasperation of stern father Darius Adam at discovering that his wayward son Xerxes keeps little more than Fruity Pebbles in his Manhattan apartment. “Xerxes offered potato chips,” the passage goes, “which his father looked at as if he had never seen a Pringles can before, awestruck at his son’s supposedly adult living conditions.” Given that the novel is loosely autobiographical, we wondered about the living (and dining) conditions of the young novelist.
  17. Back of the House
    Chains Slipping, Child’s Returning, and Restaurant Spy AdvertisingSales are slipping in restaurant chains everywhere, and not even because of E. coli. [Houston Chronicle] Back from the dead: Child’s restaurant, a booming New York cafeteria chain for most of the twentieth century, is reopening in Coney Island. [NYDN] For the restaurateur who knows the staff is cheating him, but just can’t quite prove it … [Craigslist] Synergy at work: Glossy restaurant-branded lifestyle magazines for rich diners at posh restaurants. To no one’s surprise, David Burke has a hand in this. [NYT] Related: Hawaiian Tropic Zone’s Tina Marino Probably Won’t Be Sharing Her Life With You Red Lobster and Olive Garden jump on the trans-fat banned-wagon [CNN]