Hamster Thanksgiving, L.A. Drinking Guide, Martha vs. Gwyneth: This Week in Food

Drink at Brilliantshine, one of the bars to make it onto PUNCH's list of L.A.'s best cocktail bars.
Drink at Brilliantshine, one of the bars to make it onto PUNCH's list of L.A.'s best cocktail bars.
Anne Fishbien

This week's must-read food stories from around the web:

The tiny hamster is back! Occasional L.A. Weekly contributor Farley Elliott has created yet another tiny hamster video, this time showing the joys of hamster Thanksgiving

Nestle is creating a drink that claims to be exercise in a bottle.  

The L.A. Times shares the sad news that JiRaffe in Santa Monica will close after Valentine's Day

PUNCH released its city guides this week, among which is a great guide to drinking in Los Angeles. Included are a list of the city's best cocktail bars, its best restaurant bars, best places to drink wine and a drinking tour of Old Hollywood. 

The Southern Foodways Alliance, which consistently delivers some of the most impressive and intelligent food programming of all kinds, has launched a podcast. Listen to episode one of the podcast, Gravy, here

Here, again, is a scientific study to tell us what we already know about ourselves: A lot of us drink too much but that doesn't make us alcoholics. 

You'll notice there are no non-hamster Thanksgiving stories above, as we're sure you're up to your neck in pie/sides/spatchcocking stories whether you want to be or not. But take a look at this Gawker story about the Gwyneth/Martha feud, told in Thanksgiving dessert form


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