Bruni’s Bike Gets Swiped; Now You Too Can Drink Tru Blood


The food stylist in the film Julie & Julia played a critical role. Movies used to rely on plastic or otherwise inedible food, but nowadays almost always features real food. [NY Times]

Fans of the HBO series True Blood will be able to drink a real-life version of the Tru Blood beverage from the show come September. The carbonated drink will look like blood, but will be flavored with blood-orange and not O negative, as in the show. [NY Daily News]

Frank Bruni got his bike stolen during his pizza tour of the city a few weeks ago, but got right back in the saddle for a bike ride to taste pierogies and other affordable Polish delights at Lomzynianka in Greenpoint. [NY Times]

The U.S. should review its system for approving meat imports, say some, because current regulations give too much control over food safety to foreign countries. Contamination scandals in China, for example, have led to concerns about using Chinese poultry. [Reuters]

The Post rounds up the city’s best slushie cocktails, including the Watermelon Soju Slushie at Momofuku Noodle Bar, the Prophet’s Margarita at Brooklyn Bowl, and the Rusty Knot, a frozen mojito, at Rusty Knot. [NY Post]