Chipotle Expands Into Europe; Jet Dustin Keller Names Katz's City's Best Dog

The Indian yogi who claims to have not eaten a thing in 70 years baffled scientists who studied him for 15 days. The hope was that information gleaned could help soldiers survive without food and drink or save people trapped in natural disasters. [FOXNews]

Chipotle Mexican Grill has opened its first restaurant in London, which also happens to be its first European location. The chain is also looking at Paris and Germany. [BusinessWeek]

Nuts can help lower cholesterol levels, but the benefits seem to be greatest for thinner people, those eating less healthy diets, and people with higher levels of "bad" cholesterol. [Reuters]

Jets tight end Dustin Keller, in a monthly food column for the Times' Fifth Down football blog, completed a hot dog tour of the city. Katz's beat out Gray's Papaya and Nathan's. [NY Times]

McDonald's had its strongest monthly U.S. same-store sales increase in awhile. Separately, the company's global chief marketing officer left the company for U.S. Cellular. [Nation's Restaurant News]

Two 22-year-olds from Long Island won a beer pong tournament at Still bar, allowing them to compete in a national tournament next month for a $50,000 prize. [NY Post]

Kastel restaurant rejected supermodel Karolina Kurkova and her baby daddy who had their six-month-old son in tow, claiming that it has a no-babies policy. [NY Post]

Josh Ozersky on salt: "Like attention, praise, and porn, salt is one of those instant gratifiers that are easy to get too much of and hard to get by without." [Time]

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