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Sampler Platter: 2-ton cheesecake, beef bust, vegan cuisine & more

January 27, 2009 |  3:54 pm

Cheesecakemassive Tasty Tuesday tidbits ...

  • 2-ton cheesecake breaks world record. Calgary Sun
  • Where's the beef? Police are called after Golden Corral runs out of meat. The Times of Northwest Indiana
  • Hugo's in Studio City offers new vegan dishes (tika masala patties, roasted beet casserole and more) and adds symbols to the menu indicating what can be made vegan. To Live & Eat in L.A.
  • Stories Books & Cafe in Echo Park adds soup to its menu. LAist
  • Box by box and noodle by noodle, a distinguished panel of mac 'n cheese enthusiasts declares Pasta Roni Shells & White Cheddar the winner in a boxed mac 'n cheese taste-off. Yahoo! Food
  • Bleeping Blago Burger has 'em lined up at Chicago burger joint Kuma's. The Stew

-- Elina Shatkin

Photo: Chefs cut the cheesecake that set the Guinness world record for largest cheesecake. It measured 4.9 feet in diameter, 21.65 inches high and weighed nearly 2 tons. (Luis Acosta / AFP/Getty Images)