Nancy Leson reports the sad news that Matt Jahnke is leaving Matt’s in the Market. He will not be taking the name, or the staff, with him.
Death by Cheese and the Dreaded Ruptured Stomach by Jason Fougane (Slate): Arthritis of the jaw almost forces Japan's top hotdog eater to sit out a world championship. And other competitive-eating injuries. Remember when they tell you kids not to try this at home?
Small. Medium. Gone. by Monica Eng (Chicago Tribune): Intelligentsia Coffee, the Stumptown of Chicago, announces that, for aesthetic reasons, it will no longer sell 20-ounce beverages. Though the outraged commenters would label me a snob, I raise my fist in support.