Steak Edges Thisclose to $50; Freebirds Expanding to Midwest

• Turns out the spices in a curry, even an oily one, are quite effective in reducing blood triglyceride levels. Bring on the turmeric. [Salt/NPR]

• Here's a very honest account of coping with — and overcoming — bulimia. [Salon]

• NYC steak prices are thisclose to inching over the $50 mark, which scares restaurateurs because then steak becomes "special occasion" fare (it's not already?). Prices are up owing to dwindling cattle supply in the U.S. and increased demand for beef abroad. [Crain's]

• Searching for the best dim sum in Hong Kong: tough job, but somebody's gotta do it. Behold some bonus dumpling porn photos. [WSJ]

• The Freebirds burrito chain, which currently has outlets in California, Texas, and Oklahoma, has inked a deal to land in the Midwest with 27 franchise locations. [NRN]

• Dinner and a movie don't have to be separate events, thanks to the increasingly exciting food offerings of theaters all over town. [NYP]