What's the country reading today food-wise? Here's a roundup of some of the food-related stories from other newspapers, many of which print their food sections mid-week.

Los Angeles Times: dine like a Vietnamese emperor at Huong Giang; avocado wood+ bacon; eggplant osso buco.

New York Times: 2 stars for Salinas in Chelsea; the wine panel considers Rosso di Montalcino; Ballato's: like Rao's, but you can get in; coffee apps.

Chicago Tribune: there will be blood sausage (+ other bloody foods); Karma Kitchen's free food; hot on the heels of his 29 out of 30 Zagat score, Chris Nugent leaves Les Nomades to open his own restaurant.

Boston Globe: Bloody Marys in Boston.

Denver Post: Time-honored butchery techniques feed appetite for old school meats.

Sacramento Bee: Sacto's highest scoring Zagat restaurants.

Baltimore Sun: feeding the citizens of Occupy Baltimore; a McRib McQuiz.

New York Daily News: Steve Jobs' vegan obsession; diners choosing tap water over sodas; tiny Brooklyn Fare gets 3 Michelin stars.

Chicago Sun-Times: aged beers; homemade candy bars.

Oregonian: Oregon winemakers reinvent verjus for the Northwest palate.

Augusta Chronicle: Mexican pasta.

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