NYC’s Best Bargain Seafood; Is High-End Ice Eroding Glaciers?

• Cold fact: The high-end ice that's de rigueur at serious cocktail bars is eroding our glaciers and killing polar bears. [Gawker]

• Yikes: An Oklahoma State investigation is tying Taco Bell to a salmonella outbreak that sickened 68 people across ten states. In this case, a run for the (state) border won't help them. [NRN]

• If seeing the word "bargain" and "seafood" in the same sentence doesn't frighten you, Robert Sietsema weighs in on cheap clams and more. [Fork in the Road/VV]

• Should men stand up in deference every time a woman arrives at or leaves the table? FloFab lays it down. [Diner's Journal/NYT]

• Sorry, wine: A number of experts think that beer and cheese is one of the best pairings out there. [NPR]