Sampler Platter: Inhalable chocolate, raccoon barbecue and deep-dish pizza
A special Tuesday mix of legitimate food news and random silliness...
- Inhalable chocolate: Art project, hoax or humanity's greatest invention? FOX News
- Chicagoans miffed, angered, brokenhearted that Obama orders a deep-dish pizza from St. Louis. Chicago Tribune
- In a quick over-the-weekend sleight-of-hand, the Groundwork outpost in the arts district of downtown L.A. closed and re-emerged as the Novel Café. Downtown News
- Man stabbed after he allegedly wouldn’t cough up $5 for beer run. Philadelphia Inquirer
- Although Democratic Rep. Jimmy Naifeh's 18-year stint as speaker of the Tennessee House is over, his annual raccoon barbecue, the Coon Supper, will continue. Phew. WHNT
- Burger King will scrap a controversial ad for the Texican Whopper, a Whopper topped with chili con carne, jalapeños and spicy mayo that's being sold in Europe. The ads, which Mexico had protested, feature a short Mexican luchador draped in his country's flag. Reuters
- Hugo Molina (Parkway Grill) once again steps behind the stove with Seta, a "New American" restaurant that's "part steakhouse, part Latin, part Asian and all Hugo." Zagat
- Fullerton-based chain the Flame Broiler will replace Wienerschnitzel and Steak Escape at the Crossroads in Irvine. Stick A Fork In It
-- Elina Shatkin
Photo: The Calabrese pizza topped with San Marzano tomatoes, mozzarella, Chino Farms rapini, Calabrian chiles and bottarga at Pizza Ortica in Costa Mesa. Credit: Brian VanderBrug / Los Angeles Times.