Glucose-Fructose Tricks Our Brains into Eating More; New York Chefs Descend on SoBe Wine & Food Fest

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CKE Restaurants, a group that includes such fast-food chains as Hardee's and Carl's Jr., is selling itself to private equity firm Thomas H. Lee Partners for $619 million.
[NY Times]

Meanwhile, San Francisco-based Diamond Foods is buying the maker of Britain's Kettle Chips for £400 million ($600 million).
[Daily Mail]

A new study reveals that glucose-fructose, a type of sugar found in fruit used to add bulk and moisture to processed foods, can cause your brain to think it's not full.
[NY Daily News]

Several New York chefs attended the South Beach Wine and Food Festival, including Scott Conant, Alfred Portale, and Michael Psilakis -- all of whom have expanded to Miami.
[Diner's Journal/NY Times]

London's coffee scene is heating up as it prepares to host the 2010 World Barista Championship, a sort of World Cup for coffee, this June.
[NY Times]

A roundup of late-night dining options around the city includes East Side Social Club, EN Japanese Brasserie, and Momofuku Noodle Bar.
[NY Post]

More than half of grocery purchases are unplanned, but shoppers can still predict near-perfectly how much they will spend, according to a new study.
[NY Times]

Two gentlemen's clubs, China Club and Cheetahs, are filing for Chapter 11. The former is an institution and the latter has been voted one of the top 10 strip clubs in New York.
[Crains]

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