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Whale Meat Resto Owner Arrested; Sharp Knife Storage Systems Revealed

The owner of the Santa Monica restaurant that was the target of a sting operation conducted by the team from the Oscar-winning documentary The Cove has been arrested for serving whale meat. [AP]

Chris Santos of Stanton Social shops for alternatives to traditional wooden knife blocks, which can take up a lot room in small kitchens and harbor bacteria. [NY Times]

The rumors about a Starbucks moving into a Bedford Avenue storefront in Williamsburg have been quashed. The space is going for an outrageous $15,000 a month. [NY Post]

What meal-delivery websites are best? Dinewise offers vegetarian, low-carb, low-sodium, and even diabetic entrees; ImpromptuGourmet.com includes wine advice and a music CD. [Wall Street Journal]

Raymond Sokolov, a Wall Street Journal restaurant critic since 2006, is leaving the paper after being asked to cover food trends. The paper will continue to review restaurants. [NY Times]

The Wendy's/Arby's Group, currently the third largest fast food chain in the country, is considering purchasing CKE, which owns the Hardee's and Carl's Jr. restaurants. [NY Post]

Meanwhile, Hardee's and Carl's Jr. are among several fast food chains that have cited bad weather as a reason for a slump in sales so far this year. [Nation's Restaurant News]


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