“The policy is designed to generate either an ethical conflict for the critic, who cannot accept freebies.” In Dallas, a bunch of restaurant owners have decided to fight back against a tough restaurant critic with an unusual, but possibly effective, tactic. They won’t take her money.

+ NPR: The joys of good gas station food. (Seriously.)

+ Mexico’s soda tax seems to be working.

+ Fat Daddy’s, Fat Sam’s, Fat Tony’s, Fat Ricky’s, Fat Boys, Fatty Magoo. What’s with Chicago’s obsession with fat-themed restaurants.