Obama Nightclub Opens in Shanghai; Chocolate Consumption Linked to Depression

• Two Las Vegas developers are attempting to revolutionize Shanghai nightlife with a new club called The Obama. [Reuters]

• A new study finds that people who eat more chocolate are more likely to be depressed than those who don't eat much. [WSJ]

• Three current LAX food vendors are protesting bids for new food and drink suppliers. [L.A. Times]

• Laguna Beach activists are pushing for former Rock Hudson-hang The Boom Boom Room to obtain status as a gay landmark. [L.A. Times]

• Expensive new USDA meat-testing requirements could doom many small-scale farms. [Salon]

• Florida's Salad Creations will open new restaurants at USC and Universal Stuidos this year. [South Florida Business Journal]

• The delicacy of wine grapes makes them a reliable barometer of the severity of global warming. [Slate]

• Some prisons now allow inmates to order junk food, a move that advocates say raises money and keeps inmates happy. [WSJ]

• Goldman Sachs mortgage traders have an annual White Castle eating contest. [WSJ via Gawker]

• Dunkin' Donuts will open the first of twenty planned Moscow stores this year, its first since retreating from Russia in 1999. [WSJ]


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