Anthony Bourdain Feuds with 'Entitled' Critics and More News

In today's Media Mix, aspartame and cancer link is weak, plus police search for chicken restaurant robber (with a samurai sword)
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Anthony Bourdain vs. World: Food critics Alan Richman and John Mariani were criticized by Bourdain, who called them and others "old, entitled critics;" now, Mariani has some fighting words for him. [Eater]

Data Linking Aspartame to Cancer Deemed Weak: A study that showed a possible link between diet soda and leukemia was not properly reviewed, and editors said the data was too weak to promote. [NPR]

Man Robs Chicken Restaurant... with a Samurai Sword: Police are still searching for the robber in Kansas City, Mo. [New York Daily News]

New Food Truck Areas Denied in Chicago: While the City Council signed off on 21 areas for food trucks in Chicago, others didn't make the cut. [Chicago Tribune]


Wolfgang Puck's Favorite Restaurants: Among his worldwide favorites? Spago, obviously. [Business Insider]