The internet flap about copyrights, recipes and pies; Starbucks is testing alcohol in Seattle
Here's a round-up of food news from around the web:
NPR: The Day The Internet Threw A Righteous Hissyfit About Copyright And Pie The internet has been abuzz this week over the story of Cooks Source, a small East Coast food magazine that has been regularly lifting content from the Internet and publishing it as its own. The editor, when found out by one of the food bloggers she stole content from, claimed that "the Web is considered 'public domain' and you should be happy we just didn't 'lift' your whole article and put someone else's name on it!"
Huffington Post: Starbucks Offers Wine & Beer After 4pm At Seattle Location Starbucks is testing a new concept in a recently redesigned Seattle store: selling beer and wine. Since the vast majority of their business comes in the hours before 2 p.m., this concept store has been designed to test whether the chain can retain a strong customer base into the evening hours.
CNN: San Francisco may order Happy Meals to go -- permanently San Francisco city council is scheduled to vote today on making permanent a ban on toys in fast food meals which do not meet nutritional requirements. If the the proposed ordinance passes, area restaurants will have until December 2011 to improve the nutritional content of their kids' meals if they want to include a toy in the meal. San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom has threatened to veto the measure, but council members have enough votes to override the veto.
Time Heart Attack Grill: Free Food For Customers Over 350 Pounds Arizona's Heart Attack Grill, a restaurant known for its Quadruple Bypass Burger and "Taste Worth Dying For" slogan, has launched a new advertising campaign, offering free meals to customers weighing more than 350 pounds. The punchline? Heart Attack Grill owner Jon Basso used to a be a weight-loss nutritionist.
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