Weekly Media Mix: Eating Candy May Keep You Slimmer; Riskiest Restaurant Stocks; and Corn Prices Plummet

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

Weekly Media Mix

Every Friday, The Daily Byte's Weekly Media Mix rounds up some of the week's big food stories.

Politics
• New York City police officers begin ejecting food trucks from Midtown in accordance with a new regulation prohibiting vendors from parking in metered spaces. [NYT]
• The Chicago City Council will vote next week on a proposal to keep downtown patios and rooftop garden restaurants open an hour later during the week. [Tribune]

Restaurants
• Lovers of Chez Panisse can celebrate the restaurant's 40th anniversary next month for the cool price of $100K. [GS]
• Iconic Manhattan restaurant designer and architect Larry Bogdanow, 64, dies. [NYT]

Health
• A new study from the National Cancer Institute shows no correlation between cured meats and an increased risk of pancreatic cancer. [Reuters]
Food & Nutrition Research publishes a study claiming that not eating candy may be more closely associated with weight gain in children than eating candy. [CBS]

Press
The New York Times asks chefs to explore how fire affects the outcome of a dish. [NYT]

Products
• To commemorate the ending of their Paris 1906 menu at Next, Grant Achatz and his crew are releasing an interactive e-book about the experience. [Eater]

Industry
• Bankruptcy watch: 14 risky restaurant stocks. [Street]
• Corn prices drop after farmers planted one of the largest crops of the decade. [HuffPo]

Entertainment
• Train introduces their wine, which they named after their hit, 'Drops of Jupiter.' [HuffPo]
• Exploring the appeal and popularity of food-related television shows. [WSJ]

Shame of the Week
Brown Coffee Co. reports increased sales in the midst of a scandal over posting a "homophobic" tweet last week. [Eater]

Video
• Two dogs dining in a busy, high-end restaurant. [YouTube]

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