The Science of Menu Reading; Your Fancy Cocktail Ice Destroyed a Glacier

• There was actually a study done, at SF State, using retinal monitors to see what parts of a menu people read first. It turns out most just read it like a book, left to right. [HuffPo]

• A 64-year-old local crab fisherman who left on a 24-hour trip to collect crab pots Tuesday near Half Moon Bay has gone missing. [Chron]

• Tips for making your expensive wedge of cheese last a bit longer in the fridge. [Forbes]

• Cold fact: The high-end ice that's de rigueur at serious cocktail bars is eroding our glaciers and killing polar bears. [Gawker]

• Yikes: An Oklahoma State investigation is tying Taco Bell to a Salmonella outbreak that sickened 68 people across ten states. In this case, a run for the (state) border won't help them. [NRN]

• Should men stand up in deference every time a woman arrives at or leaves the table? FloFab lays it down. [Diner's Journal/NYT]

• Sorry, wine, a number of experts think that beer and cheese is one of the best pairings out there. [NPR]

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