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. And remember, even if you don't actually buy papers these days (or not; this paper is free), it's where most of your content comes from. Surf away. Just remember that spilling your macchiato over your keyboard is a lot more expensive than spilling it across newsprint.
In the Los Angeles Times, S. Irene Virbila checks in on the best places to get fried chicken in L.A.; considering Taste of Chong Qing in the SGV; and Paul Aratow writes about Chez Panisse on the occasion of the restaurant's 40th anniversary.
The Boston Globe considers the joy of backyard fire pits.
Paso vs. Napa? The Orange County Register weighs wine regions.
Tips for making tailgate burgers, just in time for the start of the NFL and college football seasons, from The Times-Picayune.