Portland’s Chefs Fired Up; High Cal Inaugural Lunch; Burgers Okay with Exercise

ESPN hires a new head chef. Hilarity ensues.

Food and dining news from around the web and the world…

* Didn’t get invited to the inaugural luncheon? Your waistline will thank you — it was a 3,000 calorie meal! [Washington Times]

* The tipping point. That moment when you start to hear a chef’s name everywhere. [Grub Street Chicago]

* Get the burger. And then get to the gym. [Business Insider]

* Portland’s chefs getting 86d. Some of the region’s best restaurants have parted ways with their revered chefs. [OregonLive]

* What happens when a chef goes on a fast? The River Cottage’s Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall loses weight fast. [Daily Mail]

* Is there a head chef in the house? Some diners prefer that there is at all times. [NorthJersey.com]

* Pay it forward. Man walks into a restaurant, pays a couple’s check, and they cross paths again years later. [CafeMom]

* From the ‘Moment of Zen’ files: The Swedish chef stars in a new ESPN commercial. [SBNation.com]



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