Media Mix: Mario Batali's Halloween Costume; Domino's Burns Papa John's; And Actually Good Pumpkin Beers

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Why We Steal Meat and Cheese: When word broke that cheese was the most stolen food item, we were surprised it had overtaken meat. GOOD takes a look at why meat and cheese are the biggest draws for thieves. In short: "They're expensive, but they're also destined for the trash bin." [GOOD]

Pizza Rivalry Kindles Fire: Domino's Pizza managers burned down a Papa John's in Florida, hoping that once Papa John's disappears, more customers will buy from Domino's. The two men are now in jail. [HuffPo]

Have Pumpkin, and Drink It Too: WSJ rounds up the best pumpkin beer so you don't have to waste your time with the overly sweet, sour, and spiced stuff. [WSJ]

Michelle Obama Confiscates Candy: The Obama kids are allowed to trick-or-treat, but their mother often takes away their candy after a day. "I let them hang out with that bag for maybe a day or two, and then I confiscate it," the first lady said. Let's hope they don't binge on the candy during day one. [Obama Foodorama]

Mario Batali's Halloween Costume: Oh, hey, it's Guy Fieri. [Eater]

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