Bits and pieces: The Blind Pig, Guy Fieri and other food news from the web, 8.16.10

Cutest. Pig. Ever. Too bad I like bacon so much.
  • The Blind Pig, a gastropub in the Butchertown neighborhood of Louisville, earned itself a nice mention in the New York Times recently. I haven’t visited the Blind Pig, touted as “Butchertown’s premier swine dining establishment,” but with dishes like vanilla ice cream fritters and pecan-bacon brittle, I’ll have to visit soon.
  • Tyson Foods and singer Neil Young will work together to help relieve hunger along the Gulf Coast in the aftermath of the BP oil spill, according to an article from the Associated Press via Bloomberg Businessweek. Tyson will donate 100,000 pounds of chicken products in conjunction with special concerts Young has planned in late September in Mobile, Ala.; Panama City and Pensacola, Fla.; and Biloxi, Miss. Young and Tyson are also asking concert-goers to bring non-perishable food to donate to the effort.
  • I’m just going to quote straight from the Guardian in the UK for this item:

Artificial meat grown in vats may be needed if the 9 billion people expected to be alive in 2050 are to be adequately fed without destroying the earth, some of the world’s leading scientists report today.

That’s right folks. Meat grown in vats. This is an interesting article that explores some real issues we will face sooner than we expect.

  • The New York Times profiled one of my favorite Food Network personalities, Guy Fieri, in an article that compares the chef to Sarah Palin (in a surprisingly accurate, non-offense way, if you can believe that). My dream is to have my own version of his show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives in which I travel across the country and eat at local places.

Picture courtesy of be_khe via Flickr

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