Smart Women Are Bigger Boozers; Vegans Should Be Able to Eat Oysters

A new study shows that women with college degrees are almost twice as likely to drink daily, and are also more likely to admit to having a drinking problem. [Telegraph]

Paul Sevigny in his latest restaurateur role talks about Kenmare and the Beatrice Inn: "I don't know what they're going on and on about. It was a small neighborhood bar." [NY Times]

A vegan who eats oysters pleads his case: the bivalves have no central nervous system so can't feel pain, and farming them has hardly any effect on the environment. [Slate]

A new report says that there are "significant weaknesses" in the FDA's food facility inspection program. The number of inspections should be increased. [Wall Street Journal]

Pizza Hut's "You Don't Have To Settle" ad is among the top 10 restaurant TV commercials, according to an ad scoring firm. Chili's, Outback, and Applebee's made the top five. [Nation's Restaurant News]

An unnamed entity has made an undisclosed bid to take over CKE Restaurants, which owns the Carl's Jr. and Hardee's chains. [Wall Street Journal]

Seven foods could change the way we eat forever, including non-sentient meat, banana clones, and pancake batter from a recyclable spray can. [Wired]

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