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Sampler Platter: Carnegie Deli, ancient chocolate & super snow

February 4, 2009 |  9:14 pm

Baseball player Mo Vaughn with the Mo-Licious Sandwich at New York's Carnegie Deli in 2002
Food bites for a mournful Wednesday...

  • Milton Parker, owner of New York's iconic Carnegie Deli, dies. AOL Food
  • Earliest evidence of chocolate in the U.S. found in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico, from 1,000 years ago. KTAR
  • To Live & Eat in L.A. reports that veggie and vegan restaurant Doomie's in Chinatown is closed.
  • Snow, the unlikeliest superfood. And by superfood the writer means "naturally filtered and chilled drinking water." Hype machine beats itself to death. The Telegraph
  • Fancy restaurants stop playing hard to get. N.Y. Times
  • How well does "pay what you want" work in global economic recession? This London restaurateur is about to find out. MSNBC

— Elina Shatkin
Photo: In 2002, baseball player Mo Vaughn introduced the "Mo-Licious Sandwich," a heaping pile of pastrami, corned beef, turkey and cheese on rye bread, at New York's Carnegie Deli. Credit: Robert Rosamilio / Associated Press