Anthony Bourdain hates cupcakes, Thuet gets convicted, Fall Out Boy’s underage flub
• Chef and author Anthony Bourdain tells the Seattle Times he’s had enough of the cupcake trend, that Kobe beef should not be used in a hamburger, and that geoduck is delicious. [Seattle Times]
• Two Burger King restaurants in Tennessee displayed “Global Warming Is Baloney” signs last week, with one outlet’s manager saying that the statement represents the views of BK headquarters. Of course, when the big cheese got wind of the story, the signs were taken down and the company released a statement denying the claim. [Guardian]
• On Citytv’s official fall roster, right before the synopsis of Cougar Town, is a description of Marc Thuet’s Conviction Kitchen. The reality show revolves around his concept of a restaurant run by ex-cons. The tagline? “Once the eatery opens, the restaurant’s motley crew have only three months to turn a profit—or their bosses will pull the plug, and they’ll lose their second, and for many—the last chance to turn their lives around.” We can’t wait. [News Wire]
• Fall Out Boy guitarist Pete Wentz’s bar—Angels and Kings, in New York—has been temporarily shut down for allegedly serving alcohol to minors. The bar’s Web site says it’s closed for maintenance, but a spokesperson for the bar said the owners are dealing with “legal issues.” [AHN]
• According to a report from the Center for Science in the Public Interest in Washington, fast food joints contribute less to the obesity epidemic than such casual eating spots as Red Lobster, the Olive Garden and Chili’s. Come to think of it, their 2,000-calorie dishes and giant appetizers make McDonald’s super-sized meals look like hors d’oeuvre. [New York Daily News]
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