Bartender Stabbed Outside the Branded Saloon; South Korea Suffers Kimchi Shortage

A Brooklyn bartender was stabbed outside the Branded Saloon on Vanderbilt Avenue in Prospect Heights after his dog became entangled with that of an ex-con. [NY Daily News]

Sam Sifton remembers Shorty Tang, the inventor of sesame noodles as we know it, after seeing Tang's biography posted on the blog RiceWineVinegar. [Diner's Journal]

Topeka, Kansas-based PT's Coffee Roasting Co., last year's Roast Magazine Roaster of the Year, can be found at Luna Espresso, Baco Café, and now at Southside Coffee. [Ristretto/T Magazine]

The E.U. has ruled that bisphenol A or BPA caps don't need to be cut despite recent studies linking it to increased risk of heart disease, breast cancer and diabetes. [Reuters]

South Korea is in a mini kimchi crisis, causing prices to soar and restaurants to consider charging for kimchi, which is usually free. [Wall Street Journal]

McDonald's is denying a Wall Street Journal report that it's considering dropping health care coverage due to new federal health care regulations. [Nation's Restaurant News]

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