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  1. Mediavore
    Diners Rate SF’s Overrated Restaurants; Free Starbucks for Tax Day
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    Thomas Keller Compares the Coasts; Okie Bar Manager Slices Off Customer’s NoseThe Bouchon chef thinks New Yorkers and Californians are similar, while an Oklahoma bartender goes to jail for his messy handling of a noise complaint.
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    Restaurants Glimpse Recovery; Herring in the Bronx RiverPlus: whoopie pies catch on across the pond, and Americans turn to mushrooms, all in our morning news roundup.
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    Stop & Shop Jobs Moving; Restaurants Glimpse RecoveryPlus: whoopie pies catch on across the pond, and Thomas Keller on fine diners, all in our morning news roundup.
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    Bluefin Tuna Spotted on Sushi Ran Menu; VitaminWater Finally Markets Itself as a
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    Hot Spot Cafe Victims Were Targeted; KFC Uses Fried Chicken for BreadA shooting at Valley Village was far from random and The Colonel introduces a new sandwich that seems to defy the new health laws.
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    Popcorn, Pork Belly Still Trendy; Baseball Concessions Get FancyPlus: the Double Down goes national, and Vitaminwater finally admits its real use, all in our morning news roundup.
  8. 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.