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Combo Plate: Awards season wrap-up, presidential brewskies and more

March 7, 2011 |  9:59 am

Puck --And the Oscar goes to...: As we wrap up the awards season, let this be the final, hilarious say -- "7 Reasons Why My Meaningless Food Blog Award is Better than Your Meaningless Food Blog Award," via 5 Second Rule.

--White House Honey Ale: Barack Obama will go down in history as, among other things, the first president to brew his own beer in the White House. (And relax, everyone, First Lady Michelle Obama said they did it with their own money.)

--Speaking of beer: Check out this roundup of the world's strongest beers via Cool Material, including Start the Future, which is 60% alcohol by volume. Hiccup.

--Start packing (food, that is): Just when you thought air travel couldn't get any more miserable, Continental becomes the latest airline to kill free snacks in coach, saving an estimated $2.5 million a year.

--Food trucks fight back: El Paso Food truck vendors are challenging laws that they say are driving them out of business.

--Your search is over: Jolly Time Healthy Pop Crispy White Naturally Flavored 94% Fat Free Microwave Popcorn has been declared the best.

-- Rene Lynch
Twitter / renelynch

Photo: Chef Wolfgang Puck hands out foil-wrapped chocolate Oscars. Credit: Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images.