Media Mix: Pinkberry Co-Founder Arrested; Ice Wine in Danger; and the World's Largest Cupcake
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Pinkberry Co-Founder Accused of Beating Homeless Man: Young Lee, one of the founders of popular frozen yogurt chain Pinkberry, was arrested for chasing down a homeless man and beating him with a tire iron. Lee, a former kickboxer, was held with $60,000 bail. [LA Times]
Warm Weather Affects Ice Wine Crop: This unusually warm winter (at least here along the East Coast) is lowering the amount of frozen grapes being harvested, meaning ice wine prices may go up this year. We'll have to get our post-dinner buzz elsewhere. [Reuters]
11-Year-Old Publishes Cookbook for Cause: Jack Witherspoon has published a 60-recipe cookbook called Twist It Up at the age of 11, all while fighting leukemia. Proceeds from the book will go towards pediatric leukemia research, so pick one up if you have a heart (and a hankering for "cereal mix-up" with strawberry milk). [Republic]
Georgetown Cupcake Bakes Biggest Cupcake: Guinness has recognized this cupcake, weighing a literal ton, as the world's largest cupcake. Apparently, it took 600 pounds of buttercream to frost, with Jawbreakers as sprinkles. [Eater]
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