Shamrock Shakes Are Back!; Orson Brunch Kicks Off

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• Those minty, blechtacular Shamrock Shakes return to local McDonald's! [SFoodie]

• Jessica Battilana gives a mini-review of The Fremont Diner in Sonoma. [Bits & Bites]

• Brunch at Orson begins this weekend. [Tablehopper]

• Restaurants are eliminating or reducing tomatoes from dishes due to the shortage in Florida. [WSJ]

• Rabbit, which is easy to raise and easy to kill, is experiencing a surge in popularity thanks to the increased interest in locavorism. [NYT]

• Condensed milk, once frowned upon by foodies, is now appearing on menus at high-end restaurants like wd~50. [NYT]

• Performers with the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus can get any dish they want at any time (and at cost!) in the circus train's Pie Car. [Diner's Journal/NYT]

• McDonald's is testing $1.99 oatmeal in stores in Northern California, Baltimore, and D.C. [NRN]

• Just the thrill you've been waiting for: America's Test Kitchen will soon release a Nintendo game. [The Food Section]

• The European Union approved a biotech potato for cultivation yesterday. [NYT]