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Combo Plate: Pop-up pie, protesting with French fries and more

February 18, 2011 | 12:49 pm

Crust-Pies --Stop everything! You've no doubt read about your share of pop-up restaurants. Well, get this: Now there's a pop-up PIE SHOP -- YES, PIE SHOP -- this Monday from 6 to 10 p.m. at Golden State, courtesy of crust by Stephanie Jayne. Read more at Sauce LA, which notes that the pies will be served to go, a la mode, or by the slice "in adorable yet totally practical individual slice boxes." Yes, please!

--Pass the mayo? If you are a Belgian, and you are protesting, it just makes sense that you would take off your clothes and eat French fries, right?

--Busted: Did you see the Jenny Craig ad campaign featuring actress Valerie Bertinelli in a white lab coat and taking a not-very-subtle swipe at Weight Watchers? (She tells viewers that a "major clinical trial ... run by some serious lab geeks" found dieters using the Jenny Craig approach lost twice as much weight as those using the nation's largest weight-loss program.) Well, no such study exists. Long story made longer: You won't be seeing that ad again.  

--Move over figs! Make room for bacon-wrapped apricots.

--Change is coming: Two ex-McDonald’s executives including the former president and chief operations officer, Mike Roberts, are teaming up with Vegan chef Tal Ronnen, author of "The Conscious Cook" and Art Smith –- both celebrity chefs to Oprah Winfrey –- to help round out the menu. More at Organic Authority.

--Rene Lynch