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Trendspotting: Awful Offal; Fish Goes Green; Forkage Fees Make Author See Red; Restaurant Diners to See Fewer Tomatoes, and More

* It’s the awful side of offal as Rocky Mountain oysters show up on more menus. Blech. [The Atlantic] * Move over green eggs and ham: Fish is getting in on the action as well. [Chicago Tribune] * A restaurant asked Cake Bible author Rose Levy Beranbaum to fork over cash for a “forkage” fee [...]

Well-Reviewed: Baker and Banker; Beacon; Birch and Barley, and Other Restaurants That Don’t Start with a ‘B’

Recent restaurant reviews from the news… You can bank on the not-Californian cuisine at San Francisco’s Baker and Banker [SF Weekly] Beacon in Los Angeles gets high marks for its fusion burgers from Damon Gambuto at A Hamburger Today. [Serious Eats] Ezekiel J. Emanuel hates all of the 555 beers served at Washington, D.C.’s Birch [...]

Well-Reviewed: Bouchon Earns a Rave; Danny Meyer’s Maialino Can’t Miss; and More.

Recent reviews around the nation… * Critic Tom Sietsema heads to the Hill for a meal at Bistro Cacao. [The Washington Post] * S. Irene Virbila welcomes Thomas Keller’s Bouchon with open arms and three shiny stars. [Los Angeles Times] * Minneapolis’s answer to Jean-Georges scores another hit with D’Amico Kitchen, according to Rick Nelson. [...]