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Food News Roundup: Death by Walk-In, Animal Dudes Talk Foie + Vintage LA Restaurants

Vinny Dotolo (left) and Jon Shook at Animal
Vinny Dotolo (left) and Jon Shook at Animal
Anne Fishbein

If you've ever worked in a restaurant kitchen, you have undoubtedly had the irrational fear that you won't be able to get out of the walk-in, and you'll die in there. Turns out that fear isn't so irrational: Huffpost Food reports that a restaurant owner in Tennessee was found dead inside his walk-in freezer. Here's the nightmare line: "Authorities said a button that normally opens the cooler from the inside wasn't working."

In other restaurant related horror, a woman was bitten by a rabid skunk while eating at a Jimmy Buffett restaurant.

Josh Ozersky has an article on Time.com about the "A-Funk Collective," young, talented Asian-American chefs, including Roy Choi and Kris Yenbamroong of Night + Market.

KCRW's Good Food has an outtake from an interview with Animal's Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo where they talk about their last foie gras meal.

Food GPS has published the second installment of LA's Top Selling Restaurant Dishes. You can find installment one, from back in December, here.

LAist has a very cool collection of vintage postcards from LA restaurants and bars.


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