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  • Daum: I 'like' me, I really 'like' me

    Recognize this pattern? Brag brag brag Bait for compliment Self-promote Promote someone else so as to be able to self-promote later Brag Wax indignant about political issue on which everyone you know agrees with you Bait again Brag...
  • Calorie bombs at Cheesecake Factory and IHOP earn dubious awards

    Calorie bombs at Cheesecake Factory and IHOP earn dubious awards
    The nonprofit Center for the Science in the Public Interest has released its annual Xtreme Eating Awards. The "winners," which appear in the group's "Nutrition Action Healthletter," include offerings from the Cheesecake Factory, IHOP and Johnny Rockets....
  • 3,120-calorie entree: Extreme or 'life's simpler pleasures'?

    3,120-calorie entree: Extreme or 'life's simpler pleasures'?
    IHOP has a Country Fried Steak & Eggs combo menu item with 3,720 milligrams of sodium. Johnny Rockets’ Bacon Cheddar Double burger has 50 grams of saturated fat. The Bistro Shrimp Pasta from the Cheesecake Factory has 3,120 calories. Each one is...
  • Whole Foods CEO regrets comparing 'Obamacare' to fascism

    Whole Foods CEO regrets comparing 'Obamacare' to fascism
    Using “fascism” to describe President Obama’s healthcare reform was “poor use of an emotionally charged word,” according to John Mackey, co-chief executive and co-founder of Whole Foods Market. In a blog post Thursday,...
  • Restaurants 2013: Sales to exceed $660 billion, challenges loom

    The American restaurant industry is headed into a year full of obstacles, including health coverage costs related to "Obamacare," employee turnover, rising food costs and weak consumer spending. Still, the National Restaurant Assn. predicts that the...
  • 'Top Chef Seattle' recap, 'Even the Famous Come Home'

    'Top Chef Seattle' recap, 'Even the Famous Come Home'
    Twelve chefs remain, on 12/12/12. Ominous! We join the gang in the stew room just after last week's blood bath. Brooke is in tears, John is pouring booze. Josh is grateful he didn't get sent home for his pork dish, what with his restaurant being called...
  • Darden missteps, 'Obamacare' flap dent Olive Garden owner's profit

    Darden missteps, 'Obamacare' flap dent Olive Garden owner's profit
    Darden Restaurants Inc.’s second quarter was far from appetizing, as the owner of Olive Garden and Red Lobster watched its net income plunge 37%. The Orlando, Fla., restaurant company saw the sour numbers coming. Earlier in December, citing a...
  • Restaurants in China, U.S., Europe reflect global economy

    Restaurants in China, U.S., Europe reflect global economy
    Looking for evidence of China’s economic prowess, Europe’s malaise and consumer ennui in the U.S.? Use the international restaurant industry as a barometer, according to a report this week. China’s economy, coming off a period of...
  • More health, less sugar and spending in food advertising to kids

    Marketers selling food to children and teens spent 20% less in 2009 than they did in 2006 and are making "modest nutritional improvements" to the products they promote, according to a new government report. Advertisers shelled out nearly $1.8 billion to...
  • Secure the borders, but let's not lock the doors

    Secure the borders, but let's not lock the doors
    Since the beginning of the republic, there has been a dynamic tension between constantly expanding diversity driven by immigration and the relentless homogenizing force of common American culture. And there's nothing like a long drive on an interstate...
  • Olive Tree shines with seafood

    Olive Tree shines with seafood
    The Olive Tree is not the Olive Garden. But you would be forgiven for mixing them up. Both outside and in, the two restaurants look quite similar; they share a "rustic Italian" vibe and their logos are nearly identical. Both are reasonably priced, with...