It's Time for Tomatina; July Unkind To The Restaurant Industry

This might make you wish you were covered in tomatoes: See some amazing photos from Spain's annual Tomatina festival. [Big Picture/Boston Globe]

Numbers are showing July as a bad month for restaurants, mainly owing to a pessimistic outlook on the economy. [NRN]

A CDC study shows that half of all Americans drink at least one sugary beverage daily; another study suggest 50 percent of the country will be obese by 2030. Coincidence? [NYDN, NYDN]

Chez Panisse co-founder Paul Aratow shares the Cinderella story of how he and Alice Waters converted a two-story apartment into the legendary Berkeley restaurant. [LAT]

The red carpet is being rolled out for NYC food blogger Adam Roberts in the form of a ranting comment telling him "it sucks here." [LAist]

Everyone's laughing at L.A. because The Bazaar has a bottled water menu. [Hyper Vocal]

Time's list of the best 100 nonfiction books includes a few foodie reads, including Mastering the Art of French Cooking and The Omnivore's Dilemma. [Time]

From Yelp (yep) to, behold the "best iPhone apps for foodies." [Time]

The Cheesecake Factory is all about "feeding the common man." Explains a lot. [ABC News]