— Le Van Ba, Founder of Lee's Sandwiches, Dies At 79. [Stick A Fork In It]

Pet Pantry: a food bank for the four-footed. [Los Angeles Times]

— The new front in the culture wars: food. [The Washington Post]

— A French farmer is fined for feeding his ducks pot. No, he wasn't force-feeding them; it was apparently a deworming technique. [BBC]

What to give your barista for her birthday? Coffee Cake with Coffee Frosting. [Gastronomy]

— Maybe Mayor Villarraigosa likes green tofu balls. Starry Kitchen gets an “Official Certificate of Congratulations” from the mayor. [Starry Kitchen]

— City Tells Hollywood Nightclub to Stop Being a Nightclub. [Curbed LA]

Top Chef, the canine edition. [New York Post]

— What to do after the Food Network cancels your show? Go to LA. Duff Goldman and Charm City Cakes head to Los Angeles. [Eater LA]

Venice beach; Credit: Flickr/jondoeforty1

Venice beach; Credit: Flickr/jondoeforty1

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