Weekly Media Mix: Burger King Makeover, Jon Stewart Critiques Trump's Pizza-Eating, Obama Unveils Nutrition Plate

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Some of the week's biggest food and drink stories
Weekly Media Mix
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Weekly Media Mix

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The Daily Byte's Weekly Media Mix rounds up the week's big food stories.

Health
• Obama administration replaces food pyramid with nutrition plate. [NYT]
• Germany's E. coli outbreak strains trade relations with Spain. [Time]

Restaurants
• Jean-Georges Vongerichten will let the public decide the name of his new Chicago restaurant. [GS]
• Thomas Keller to introduce takeout lunch program at Ad Hoc. [Scoop SF]

Press
• Chicago critics discuss the rules for reviewing bars. [GS]
• Slate's Nathan Heller dismisses America's love of pie. [Slate]

Entertainment
• Hugh Jackman discusses his affinity for all things food-related. [GS]

Products
• Kuhn Rikon introduces a knife designed for cutting watermelon. [NYT]
• Stumptown unveils new cold-brewed coffee sold in stubbies. [T Mag]

Events
• A complete guide to the upcoming Philly Beer Week. [Philly]

Industry
Burger King is going through a dramatic makeover. [Miami Herald]
• Baltimore officials are designating zones for food trucks. [Biz Journals]

Politics
• Chicago officials hope to pass a bill legalizing food trucks by the end of the year. [Tribune]

Shame of the Week
• Pennsylvania eighth graders dine at Hooters during a recent field trip to the aquarium. [Eater]

Video
• Jon Stewart berates Donald Trump's pizza-eating habits on The Daily Show. [Hulu]

 

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