Bits and pieces: Lion burgers, a $40 sandwich and other food news from the web, 6.29.10

Posts on the blog will be light this week because I’m making my permanent move to Louisville. Interesting fact: I have eight boxes of stuff just from my kitchen. I guess I really do enjoy food.

On to the news:

King of the jungle or tonight's dinner?*
  • World Cup fever might have made one Arizona restaurant owner a bit delirious. Cameron Selogie, owner of the Il Vinaio restaurant in Mesa, has started to serve lion burgers in honor of the World Cup soccer tournament in South Africa, according to a story by the Associated Press. Reservations to the restaurant are sold out, and there’s a 100-person waiting list. I love a good burger, but I’ll pass on this one.
  • A New York City restaurant is serving up a $39.95 sandwich, according to the New York Times. And Jezalin’s Gourmet Market’s expensive lunch dish only comes with one ingredient — ham. According to the story:

The single ingredient is that most elite of Spanish hams, jamòn Ibèrico de bellota, from black-footed pigs that rummage in the woods for acorns… This ham is priced anywhere from $150 to $250 a pound at various retail outlets.

  • Ronald McDonald might need an anti-depressant soon. The Center for Science in the Public Interest (the same group that rated the country’s riskiest foods) intends to sue McDonald’s if the fast-food giant doesn’t remove the toys from its Happy Meals. The group says that “the plastic promotions lure children into McDonald’s restaurants where they are then likely to order food that is too high in calories, fat and salt,” according to a story in the LA Times.
  • Some feel good news for your week: a 13-year-old Louisville girl is using food to help save the animals in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, according to Metro United Way. Blake had a bake sale and raised $132 for the Audubon Nature Institute, which is helping save animals in the Gulf.

*Photo provided by f0rbe5 via Flickr

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