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]

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Quebec Wants Chefs; Final Resting Places of Famous Foodies; Allergy-Friendly Dining App; Chef Fitness Tips + How Many Courses Are Too Many?

Rest in Pizza would be a more appropriate epitaph for the tombstones of great gourmets!

Restaurant and food news from around the three dubs…

* Of courses. How many are too many? Don’t ask me. I’m a the-more-the-merrier diner. [Clean Plate Charlie]

* I don’t want to be buried in a chefs’ cemetery. I don’t want to be buried at all, but that’s a whole other conversation. But, you can tour the final resting places of some of New York’s most famous food legends. [Wall Street Journal]

* Appetite for deconstruction. Restaurants inspired by music and musicians. [Paste]

* Fat-free recipes. Top chefs share their tips for staying slim. [Daily Mail]

* Olde tyme fun with Facebook. Chain restaurant reviews from senior diners. [Tumblr]

* Forget cookies and muffins. A restaurant in Bangkok leaves diners with a much more personal takeaway. [Chicago Tribune]

* Oh no she didn’t! Yep, actually she did. She being ‘Real Housewife’ Heather Dubrow and the doing being the dissing of the restaurants of the OC. [BuddyTV]

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