Pelosi Bill to Extend Menu Labeling; Honey Harvest Plummets


• The Nancy Pelosi-backed health care bill introduced in Congress yesterday includes menu-labeling and calorie count requirements for chain restaurants and vending machines. [NRN]

• Oakland's Fat Lady closed for a day and a half to install Halloween decorations, and it shows. [Oakland Tribune]

• Mars bartender wants to serve a drink to Bonnie Raitt or Bruce Springsteen. [SF Examiner]

• 2009 saw the worst recorded honey harvest in history. [Daily Green]

• Europe's eel population is dangerously low, causing many to be concerned that the slippery creatures could disappear from the continent's cuisine. [WSJ]

• Recession consumers might be eating more meals at home, but they're supping on steak as they do so. [Reuters]