Weekly Media Mix: Utah Bans Mini-Kegs; Sam Sifton Checks Out Next; and True Blood Inspires a Cookbook

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

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

• Former President Bill Clinton opens up about becoming a vegan and transforming his diet. [CNN]

• Sam Sifton makes a pilgrimage to Chicago for meals at Next and drinks at The Aviary. [NYT]

• The Chicago Tribune staff taste-tested the newly released Triple Double Oreos. [Trib]

• Expect a cookbook inspired by the television show True Blood to hit shelves in early 2012. [Huffpo]

• Starbucks unveils a Facebook-based challenge that asks fans to compete to have the seasonal Pumpkin Spice Latte available in their city one week early. [Mashable]

• Tavern on the Green may become a global brand of salad dressings. [Reuters]

• Utah passed a law banning mini-kegs of beer. [HuffPo]

Miracle of the Week
• Internet PR veteran Peter Shankman sent a joke tweet at Morton's requesting that restaurant send a steak dinner to be waiting at the terminal of his incoming flight to Newark — the restaurant obliged, free of charge. [HuffPo]


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