It's National Bologna Day. Not the day we honor the Northern Italian city famous for its ragù, but a day to honor pressed, sliced tubes of meat. Let the lunchmeat reign — and rain.

  • It's also National Food Day! [LA Weekly]
  • Drinking whiskey in the spirit of George Washington. [NPR]
  • Our own Elina Shatkin guests on a podcast where she discusses Two Boots Pizza, torture popcorn and Billingsley's Steakhouse. [LA Foodie]
  • Drought means more expensive burgers for the next few years. [Business Week]
  • Wing & a prayer: Bon Jovi opens pay-what-you-can restaurant. [Grubstreet NY]
  • Most Americans haven't dined out in a year [Seattle Weekly]
  • Locally grown fruit & veg on school menu for Detroit kids. [Detroit News]
  • North Korea is starving. Don't politicize food aid, urges UN official. [Reuters]

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