• North Korea's First Beer Ad (above): "It represents the new look of Pyongyang...It will be a familiar part of our lives." [AdFreak]
  • Food Safety: "We're going to make our new priority preventing (food contamination) from happening in the first place," says VP Biden. [USAT]
  • Regulating School Snack Food: Bill would give USDA oversight even when it comes to school vending machines. [Reuters]
  • Nutritional Labels: Statistics and influence of calorie-labeling on fast-food menus not quite there yet. [WSJ]
  • Napa Valley: The state of the restaurant scene in wine country. [LAT]
  • Convenience Foods: Not all that convenient? [Grist]
  • Nice Jugs: "Jug wines are the Paul Blart: Mall Cop of wines, lovable yet ridiculed." Still, there are some good bottles to be found. [WSJ]
  • Dog Days: Did the founder of the Carrabba's Italian Grill chain put a hit out on his neighbor's Swiss mountain dogs? [Houston Press]
  • The Ethics of Blogging: What standards, if any, should food bloggers be expected to uphold? [LAT]
  • Japan: Okinawan soul food from a can. [AFC]
  • World Food Crisis: It's back, after subsiding a bit in late 2008. [Economist]
  • You Really Wanna Eat Here? Ten signs your next meal will suck. [Macheesmo]

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