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Brooklyn Restaurant Opens in Houston: A Brooklyn-themed restaurant has opened in Houston, called the Brooklyn Athletic Club, featuring old-timey photographs, ball sports like bocce, and an on-site food truck. [Eater]

Diner Devours Entire Hobbit Menu: A competitive eater decided to take on the entire Hobbit-themed menu at Denny's. And record it on video. [HuffPo]

School Secretary Caught Buying Fast Food with City Money: A former secretary at a New York high school was fined $9,000 after officials discovered she purchased fast food on a school credit card, including $765 at McDonald's, $342 at Subway, and $190 at Burger King. [NYDN]

LA Weekly Adding Stars: Beginning Jan. 1, the LA Weekly restaurant reviews will have a star rating, just after LA Times dropped theirs. [LA Weekly]

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