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.

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.

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.