The Daily Meal brings you the biggest news from the food world.
Wine Prices Going Up: LA Weekly's Besha Rodell notices that wine prices are going up in restaurants, even if the market is remaining steady. Blame it on the restaurateurs, then. [LA Weekly]
Obama-Haters Attack Pizzeria: After a photo showing Big Apple Pizza owner Scott Van Duzer giving a bear hug to Obama went viral, Obama-haters are attacking the Yelp page, suggesting people treat it like "the Dems treated Chick-fil-A." [Grub Street]
Heston Blumenthal Combines Gin and Tea: In a supermarket deal, Blumenthal has created a tea-infused gin for a new G&T. [Daily Mail]
Standing Room Only Becoming a Trend: Following Mile End's switch to standing room only, a Japanese chef is serving up quality food at a third of the cost in a standing-room-only restaurant (following a Michelin-starred gig). [Reuters]
elBulli Inspires Indian Food: An Indian chef in Bangkok is serving up some seriously elBulli-esque food after a interning under Adrià. [WSJ]