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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