Ex-Mayor Steals Mixer for Pizza, and More

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In this week's Media Mix, faster security at airports, plus a judge orders a date as punishment
Weekly Media Mix

Arthur Bovino

Weekly Media Mix

The Daily Byte's Weekly Media Mix rounds up the week's big food stories.

Industry
• Dunkin' Donuts is going to India, but they're focusing on food, so they won't be competing with Starbucks. [Business Standard]

Air Travel
• Twenty-eight new airports will adopt a test program where air travelers who voluntarily give background information can go through airport security without removing shoes, belts, and coats. [LA Times]

Restaurants
• Grant Achatz is looking for a New York location for a second branch of The Aviary. [The Daily Meal]

• The new owners of Elaine's plan to open a casual fine dining American restaurant in the historic restaurant's place. [NY Post]

Shame of the Week
• A former California mayor pled guilty to stealing a commercial $1,300 mixer to make pizza dough at home. We think he might be doing it wrong. [AP]

•A judge ordered a man to buy his wife flowers, take her to dinner, and then go bowling with her after he was in court for a minor domestic violence charge because he forgot her birthday, got in a spat, and pushed his wife. [AP]

Trends
• Are cupcakes the edible equivalent of hugs? This writer looks at the psychology behind the cupcake craze. [Washington Post]

Food World
• A "foodie" social network is in the works, linking to Facebook and Twitter to chat about all the dishes they eat and places they go. [Reuters]

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