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Food FYI: Islamic butcher shop embraced by East L.A.

July 24, 2012 |  9:39 am

Islamic butcherCOMO CHICKEN

When the owners of Al Salam Polleria (al salaam is Arabic for peace, polleria is Spanish for poultry shop) opened in East L.A., they expected to serve fellow Muslims, but it's the neighborhood's Latino customers who line up for fresh chickens. [Los Angeles Times] 

ONLINE ORDERS

A study shows that people ordering online tack on the calories: For example, people quadrupled their bacon toppings when ordering online. [NPR]

RAMEN MAP

A guide to L.A.'s burgeoning ramen restaurants. [Eater LA]

CHINA DAIRY RECALL

Hunan Ava Dairy Industry Co. recalls some of its infant formula after aflatoxin is detected by a watchdog group, the latest blow to China's scandal-ridden dairy industry. [Morning Whistle]

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Photo: Al Salam Polleria. Credit: Christina House/For The Times.

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