Malaysian Kitchen Food Truck Spreading the Good Food News; Café des Artistes Murals to Live On


McDonald’s employees in Ohio received pamphlets with their paychecks encouraging them to vote Republican. [USA Today]

Old Town Bar celebrated the 100th anniversary of its lovely Hinsdale Urinals last night, often cited as the most beautiful specimens in the city. [Wall Street Journal]

Danny Meyer is throwing a job fair to help out the employees he had to let go from Tabla, the first restaurant he is closing in his 25 years as a restaurateur. [Crain’s]

Malaysian restaurants like Laut are seeing a boost in business ever since the Malaysian Kitchen Food Truck started circulating and doling out samples of the cuisine. [Wall Street Journal]

About a quarter to half of all food produced in the United States ends up in the garbage. One study showed that some 40 percent of food waste occurs in the home. [NY Times]

Meanwhile, in Seattle, food waste must be separated from the rest of residents’ trash because it ends up getting recycled into compost and, soon, electricity. [Voices of America]

Eating a lot of peanuts while pregnant could increase the risk that your child will be allergic to them, according to a new study. [Reuters]

New York McRib fans are getting excited for its arrival to McDonald’s locations in the city. Previously, the elusive sandwich was only available for a limited time in select markets. [NY Daily News]

The murals of Café des Artistes, which closed in August of 2009, will be restored, according to the owners of what will be the Leopard at Des Artistes. [DNA Info]

A survey by the James Beard Foundation reveals that an increasing number of chefs are concerned about sustainability. [Nation’s Restaurant News]