Groupon CEO Fired and More News

In today's Weekly Media Mix, the chances of a horsemeat scandal in the US, plus health benefits of Chinese food
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The Daily Meal brings you the biggest news from the food world.

Chefs and Personalities
The Slanted Door's Charles Phan is planning to open a new San Francisco bar Hard Water next week, focusing on New Orleans-inspired tipples and plates. [Grub Street]

Corporations
Andrew Mason, founder and CEO of Groupon, is out after a shaky two quarters. "I’ve decided that I’d like to spend more time with my family. Just kidding — I was fired today," he wrote in his goodbye letter. [Chicago Grid]

Food TV
HGTV and Food Network shows will be on Amazon's $79-a-year Prime service, including Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations, Chopped, Iron Chef America, and Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. [Mashable]

Horsemeat Scandal
If you're worried about potentially finding horsemeat in your burger stateside, here's a Q&A to quell your fears. [AP]

Except, wait, here's news that the USDA might approve a horse slaughtering plant in New Mexico. [NY Times]

Health
Mediterranean food might get the rep of being the healthiest cuisine, but Chinese food has some health benefits, too. [TIME]

Restaurants
Here is LA Weekly's list of the 99 essential restaurants in the city, complete with a helpful Google map. [LA Weekly]

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Booze
Apparently Brits are drinking more than they think, underestimating their alcohol consumption by 40 percent. Oops? [NY Times]