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Sampler Platter: Sonoran hot dogs, Central American chicken, coffee taste test

August 7, 2009 | 11:35 am

Pollo Campero's three-piece chicken meal.Sonoran hot dogs, Central American chicken, bad meat becoming good power, BBQ at Verdugo and more in today's food news roundup:

  • Tesco's program to convert spoiled meat into power outrages vegans. Los Angeles Times
  • Is is Lars Kuprik Backman the real Swedish Chef? ABC
  • Coney Island Nathan's could be saved by landmark status. N.Y. Daily News
  • Robot chefs run restaurant in Japan. Fox News
  • Wolfgang Puck sued for "overly slick" floors. TMZ
  • Sabores Sin Fronteras: The Sonoran hot dog crosses the U.S.-Mexico border. NPR
  • Kokomo owners may turn Eat Well space on Sunset into K2. Eater LA
  • BBQ and beer at Verdugo next two Sundays. Eating L.A.
  • Dunkin' Donuts and McDonald's both beat Starbucks in Slate's coffee taste test.
  • KCRW's Rob "Martini Shot" Long loves Central American chicken. LAist
  • LA Foodie checks out J N J Burger & Bar-B-Q.
  • A con man who claimed to be friends with Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsay has been jailed for fraud. BBC

-- Elina Shatkin

Photo: Pollo Campero's three-piece chicken meal. Credit: Pollo Campero