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It's 'Martini Time,' Yelp revamps, vintage cookware and more

April 7, 2010 | 10:25 am

-- Get in line behind me: To help make tax day "a little less taxing," participating Cinnabon outlets are giving away two free bite-sized cupcakes per guest from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on April 15. You can also enter Cinnabon's online essay contest to win a $100 gift card, which should buy a lot of bite-sized cupcakes.

-- Stung by complaints from frustrated small-business owners, popular ratings website Yelp is overhauling the way it posts reviews: Effective immediately, the website is dropping its Favorite Review feature, which allowed advertisers to post their favorite review at the top of the page. It is also giving users access to posts previously hidden by Yelp's review filter. Read more here.

-- When you think Vegas, you probably don't think healthy food. But then you probably haven't seen "Martini Time," a live cooking show hosted by Tina Martini at the M Resort, located along Las Vegas Boulevard a few miles south of the Strip. Read more here.

-- The operator of Carl's Jr. and Hardee's restaurants said Wednesday it may have received a better takeover offer than the one it already has from a private equity firm. Read more here.

-- Move over, Julie and Julia. Meet Andrew Martin and Damon Kirsche. By profession, a screenwriter and an actor-graphic designer. By avocation, cooks and collectors of vintage kitchenware. They recently shared morsels about a must-have of any collection: Guardian Service, manufactured in the San Fernando Valley when "Father Knows Best" was on the radio Thursday nights.

-- Pink's hot dog stand got held up at gunpoint. Find out why Times' columnist Patt Morrison is taking it personally.

-- Rene Lynch
On Twitter @renelynch

Photo: Richard Vogel / Associated Press