Ruby Tuesday's Founder Steps Down and More News

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In today's Weekly Media Mix, 'MasterChef' contestants include a blind chef, plus a new ABC Cocina
Media Mix
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Media Mix

The Daily Meal brings you the biggest news from the food world.

Restaurants
Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten will replace his tapas place Pipa with ABC Cocina, a Latin spot with paella, croquettes, and small plates, all with a local spin. [Grub Street]

Industry
Ruby Tuesday founder Sandy Beall stepped down as CEO to pursure "personal ventures." [The Daily Times]

Scandal
"At the Golden Rose" tavern in the Ukranian city Lviv was boycotted for anti-Semitic accusations, as the restaurant plays Klezmer music, gives black hats with black sidelocks to customers, and tells customers to haggle over the price of the meal. [New York Daily News]

Celebrities
Aasif Mandvi, senior correspondent on The Daily Show, is apparently starring in a feature film as a chef, plus an off-Broadway show about a restaurant. And he still doesn't know much about food. [Seattle Times]

Politics
It's great that McDonald's has planned the dismissal of sow gestation crates by 2022, but sow producers are saying it may cost $200 to $300 per sow to change the way they're raised. [BusinessWeek]

Coffee
Starbucks is debuting new single-serving K4 cups at retail locations, probably because they're planning to launch their own K4 cups to take over the office place even more. [RTTNews]

Media
A contestant on the latest season of Gordon Ramsay's MasterChef is the first blind cook to compete. "Not being able to see definitely helps [against intimidation]," she says. [NY Post]