Americans Love the Olive Garden; Monte's Reopens in Gowanus

Lab-grown artificial meat might sound gross, but it could reduce greenhouse gases by 96 percent if used to replace conventional livestock. [The Guardian]

What national chains do people love most? According to the American Consumer Satisfaction Index, the Olive Garden and Red Lobster. [Chicago Tribune]

Seven million more people gardened in 2009 than in 2008 -- mostly to save money on groceries. [Washington Post]

Monte's, which opened 105 years ago in Gowanus, Brooklyn, is reopening after being closed for two years. [NY Times]

A look at Queens' Tortilleria Nixtamal, which boils and soaks their corn in lime to create authentic masa used by Dos Toros and other top Mexican restaurants. [Daily News]

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