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Sampler Platter: celeb lunch boxes, beer can chicken & bacon-draped hens

December 14, 2008 |  6:05 am


News you probably can't use, but it's tasty nonetheless...

  • World of Warcraft restaurant opens in China. Wired
  • Gothamist checks out the celeb-designed lunchboxes at this year's Lunchbox Auction, a charity event that benefits the Food Bank for New York City and the Lunchbox Fund of South Africa.
  • Hiro's West LA Food Blog shows you how to cook beer can chicken.
  • NYC hot dog vendor who was ticketed for handling wieners in an unsanitary manner will have his day in court. NY Post
  • Gates Foundation donates $1.4 million to food banks in Pacific Northwest. Seattle Post-Intelligencer
  • The Philadelphia Inquirer picks its favorite cookbooks.
  • Enjoy the Royal Bacon Society's bacon wordle.
  • When you can't bother with a turducken, try a bacon-draped Cornish hen. MSNBC
  • Man who was convicted of killing and cooking his wife blames it on the devil weed. Detroit Free Press

--Elina Shatkin
Photo: Customers keep busy on Nov. 12, 2008 while waiting to buy World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King at Fry's in Anaheim. Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times