Safeway and Vons Stop Selling Pink Slime; George Clooney Enters The Tequila Business

• Safeway is the next major food outlet to turn its back on pink slime, announcing that the disgusting meat supplement won't be sold at its Von's and Pavilions divisions, either. Wait, even fancy Pavilions was selling this shit? [KABC]

• Jonathan Gold turns us on to a new birria taco with handmade tortillas at Highland Park's El Pariente. [LAT]

• George Clooney is the latest celeb to launch a liquor brand, a tequila called Casamigos. Is there anything the man can't do? [NYDN]

• David Gelb, the director of Jiro Dreams of Sushi recommends his five favorite local raw fish spots. [Los Angeles]

• Sam Nazarian is getting all the credit for leading Umami Burger's expansion to New York in this story. [SF Gate]

• A catering truck collided with a Mercedes in Downtown yesterday, killing the 55-year-old food truck driver. [NBC]

• Fixing food deserts turns out to be more complicated than "if you build [a grocery store], they will come." [Salt/NPR]

• Strong smells naturally make us take smaller bites, which could help with weight loss. And if it's a gross smell, you probably won't eat any of it! [Scientific American]

• Studies show food poisoning can have long-term consequences, including arthritis and kidney issues. Yikes. [Daily Mail UK]

• According to Food Republic, cats just loooove Greek yogurt. Who knew? [Food Republic]