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Sampler Platter: Creme brulee, beer and snow cones

Top: Crème brûlée meets the business end of a blowtorch. Bottom Left: A new Kentucky Grilled Chicken two-piece meal. Bottom Right: Tecate cans on the factory line.
Immigrant beer, sandwiches from Hong Kong and snow cones in today's food news roundup...

  • Umami Burger might be looking for another location. New on the current menu: taro and yucca fries; ice cream sandwiches from Milk; the Manly burger. Coming soon: lobster rolls. Eating LA
  • Is bo lo bao, a crunchy sweet bread from the Hong Kong/Macau region, the new banh mi? Fork in the Road
  • Crème brûlée cart prowls the Mission in San Francisco. Serious Eats
  • Sno-On-The-Go, drive-through snow cone hut, coming to Mission Viejo. Fast Food Maven
  • Michael Pollan reviews food and farming policy during Obama's first 100 days. Salon
  • Top 10 hand-me-down cookbooks according to AbeBooks. No. 1 = "The Joy of Cooking," by Irma S. Rombauer.
  • Tecate focuses on selling beer to immigrants rather than targeting broader Hispanic market. Ad Age
  • -- Elina Shatkin

    Photos, clockwise from top: Crème brûlée meets the business end of a blowtorch. Credit: Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times. Tecate cans on the factory line. Credit: Bob Grieser / Los Angeles Times. A new Kentucky Grilled Chicken two-piece meal. Credit: Brian Bohannon / Associated Press

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