Food-Stamp Usage on the Rise; a Website for Bacon Lovers

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• You may be worried at rising food costs, but things could be worse, like if you were one of the more than 29 million Americans now living off food stamps. [AFP]

• Frank Bruni really wants to have a meal at Kurve, but after dealing with their phone troubles, he is giving up. [Diner's Journal/NYT]

• If you want dishes that aren't on the menu at a Chinese restaurant, you'll have to talk to someone with more power than the waiter. [WSJ]

• Having a Website dedicated to all things bacon is overkill, but the headline "Bacon Lost in Tragic Accident" is pretty amusing. [Bacon Today]

• Just in time for Halloween, a list of the city's candy-inspired cocktails. [Metromix]