Food Bank Challenge Starts in NYC and More News
In today's Media Mix, all-you-can-eat restaurant runs out of fish, plus Gluten-Free Beer Day
The Daily Meal's Media Mix brings you the biggest news around the food world.
• Food Banks Say, Live on $31 Per Week: The Food Bank Challenge in New York City is officially underway, with some famous New Yorkers joining in. [New York Daily News]
• Man Protests "All-You-Can-Eat" Fish Fry: One restaurant claiming it had "all-you-can-eat" fish had its worst nightmare last week — it ran out of fish. Now, a local fuming about the false advertising plans to picket the restaurant every week. [NPR]
• First Gluten-Free Beer Day Announced: Just in time for Food Allergy Awareness Week, Mayor Sam Adams of Portland, Ore., declared May 16 Gluten-Free Beer Day, while recognizing the efforts of local brewers Harvester Brewing, Widmer Brothers, and Deschutes Brewin for leading the way in gluten-free brews. [Oregonlive.com]
• Hugh Acheson Loves Southern Food: Top Chef judge and James Beard Award winner Hugh Acheson claims in a new interview that Southern food is the only food to have any depth. [MSNBC]
• New Legislation Takes Aim at School Lunches: Colorado Congressman Jared Polis is creating new legislation to make school lunches healthier, with grain requirements and sodium reduction standards. [Huffington Post]