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Whole Foods and Ozumo Get Smashed Up In Oakland; The Rise of the ‘Kitchen Vacation’

• In the wake of the Johannes Mehserle verdict, Whole Foods and Ozumo restaurant were among the businesses that had their windows smashed last night in downtown Oakland. [Chron]

Kingdom of Dumpling puts the 'dump' in dumpling, but is still pretty great. [Bunrab]

• Where to find good 'third wave' coffee around town. [7x7]

• A look at all the technology and gear in the kitchens at the French Laundry and Per Se, including a 'smoking gun' that infuses food with flavored smoke. [CNET via Eater]

• More travelers are going on "kitchen vacations," culinary-themed getaways that range from chef demonstrations to all-day cooking classes. [USAT]

• The country's best locavore restaurants practice hypocrisy when it comes to their wine lists, since they ignore American wines for European bottles. [Daily Beast]

• Marseille is poised to become France's next great food city. [T Magazine/NYT]

• The rise of competitive eating as a profession is a bit bewildering and a good indicator of the depravity of our times. [Slate]

• Living within walking distance from a lot of restaurants is likely to make you fat, according to a new study. [Metropolis/WSJ]

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