Weekly Media Mix: The Times' Sexy Chicken; Pot Police Eat Evidence; and Zuckerburg Hunts Larger Game

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Some of the week's biggest food and drink stories
Weekly Media Mix: The Times' Sexy Chicken; Pot Police Eat Evidence; and Zuckerburg Hunts Larger Game
Arthur Bovino

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

Health
•The crazy listeria outbreak caused by cantaloupe may be the worst in decades, and now a California farm is recalling chopped romaine lettuce because it might be contaminated, too. [CBS News]

Restaurants
• Magnolia Bakery, the bakeshop that launched a thousand cupcakeries, opens its first Chicago store Saturday. [Grub Street]

Industry
• Sources say Friendly’s will file for bankruptcy; nostalgia ensues. [The Daily Meal]

Entertainment
• Eva Longoria talks about her dinner at El Bulli. There’s a lot of onomatopoeia and awesome photos. [Jimmy Kimmel Live, via Grub Street]

Shame of the Week
• Two Houston cops are accused of arresting a pot-possessing suspect, and then eating his pot brownies. "So HIGH... Good munchies," one officer supposedly wrote on the in-car computer. [HuffPo]

Beef of the Week
• PETA takes issue with The New York Times’ sexy chicken photo. Not that surprising, but you’d think PETA would be busy with that porn site they’re working on. [Atlantic Wire]

Video
• Hurricane Irene did major damage in upstate New York. Here’s a devastating mini-documentary about what happened to David and Denise Lloyd of Maple Downs Farm. [Food Curated]

Politics
• A new web site lets you buy meat and cheese directly from farms, so you can support whatever farming method you prefer. [Home Grown Cow]

Tech
• Mark Zuckerberg shot and killed bison and made them into bison burgers. He was following his pledge to only eat meat he kills himself. [Fortune]

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