The Cheesecake Factory Is Beloved By All; The Obamas Hate Beets

The Cheesecake Factory came out on top in a recent survey of consumers' favorite chain restaurants. [NRN]

• Alice Waters is doing a bookstore event in Point Reyes this weekend and Rick Bayless is coming to Palo Alto on August 16. [Food Gal]

• Just like at the corner store that lived there before, you can enjoy a $2 can of Schlitz at Hog & Rocks. [SFoodie]

• Known cop hangouts around town include the Elbo Room, Thee Parkside, and Mars Bar at 7th and Bryant. [SF Appeal]

• Condé Nast will license its magazine names for restaurants abroad. [WSJ]

• Neither Barack nor Michelle Obama cares for beets. [LHJ via Eater]

• Kelis is working on a cookbook. [The Moment/NYT]

• As the government prepares to update federal nutrition guidelines, it appears it will not reverse its reliance on carbohydrates. [NYP]

• Wendy's will expand to Russia early next year. [Reuters]