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Sampler Platter: Chocolate cars, delicious animals, burgers and bistros

July 13, 2009 |  4:11 pm

Food sculptor Marie Pelton, wife of Philadelphia artist Jim Victor, works on a life-size chocolate replica of the No. 18 Toyota Camry M&M stock car driven by Kyle Busch.Delicious chocolate cars, delicious animals to eat and delicious burgers worth dying for in today's food news roundup.

  • Heart Attack Grill: A hospital-themed diner in Arizona "famous for embracing and promoting an unhealthy diet of extremely large hamburgers." The Telegraph
  • U.S. worker dies in chocolate vat at New Jersey cocoa plant. Courier Post
  • Local food blogger Matthew Kang launches his Pantheon of Animals, the beginning of a complete and exhaustive guide ranking the animals that delight us at the table. Food GPS
  • Potatomato delves into Polish food at Eagle Rock's Polka, which reopens on Wednesday after a two-week vacation .
  • Artist sculpts NASCAR racer in chocolate. Chicago Tribune
  • Food rich, nutrition poor in California's Central Valley. NPR
  • Blackburn + Sweetzer sneaks a peek at Bistro LQ in former Mimosa space.
  • Melting Pot food tours expand to Pasadena. Eating LA


-- Elina Shatkin

Photo: In this photo taken July 8, food sculptor Marie Pelton, wife of Philadelphia artist Jim Victor, works on a life-size chocolate replica of the No. 18 Toyota Camry "M&M" stock car driven by Kyle Busch. Credit: John Starks / Daily Herald / Associated Press.

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