French Macarons Go Mainstream; Two Burger Lovers Go Head-to-Head

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New York City's coffee wars are heating up. Despite the continued ubiquity of Starbucks, smaller chains like Gimme!, La Colombe, Stumptown, and the forthcoming Blue Bottle are cropping up everywhere.
[NY Daily News]

Are macarons poised to be the next dessert craze? The airy French pastries have been spotted at Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Starbucks, and even at McDonald's in France.
[Wall Street Journal]

The study that tested how children with peanut allergies fared when given daily doses of peanut powder to build up their tolerance has returned positive results.
[Reuters]

U.S. kids eat three snacks a day on average -- and that's on top of three meals -- moving them toward a state of "constant eating."
[Reuters]

A new study suggests that cutting salt intake could prevent hundreds of thousands of heart attacks and strokes and save the U.S. government $32 billion in health care costs.
[Reuters]

The biggest challenge facing the food service industry is turning out to be constant supervision from big brother.
[Nation's Restaurant News]

PepsiCo believes that its acquisition of two bottling companies will give it a competitive edge in North America, even though Coca-Cola is planning to buy its own bottler.
[Wall Street Journal]

Quiznos is targeting convenience-store customers with its in-store locations, in an aim to compete with the gas-station presence of McDonald's, Taco Bell, and Subway.
[Wall Street Journal]

Josh Ozersky and Rachael Ray disagree about burgers. He's a purist, but she thinks burgers can be made of beef, veal, or even tuna.
[Time]

New restaurants set to open soon on the Bowery include the highly anticipated Pulino's, the Freemans team's new venture, and Rhong-Tiam @ Collective Hardware.
[NY Magazine]

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