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EaterWire: City Cracks Down on Trans Fats

CITY HALL—Following in the footsteps of Tiburon, NYC and Philadelphia, San Francisco restaurants are now looking to join the club and ban trans fat: "With the approval of the city's leading restaurateurs' association, the board voted unanimously to institute a voluntary program in which restaurants that pledge to cook without trans fats will receive a decal that can be displayed to let customers know their food is being prepared without partially hydrogenated vegetable oils." Somewhat oddly, if restaurants want to take part in the volunteer program, a $250 fee is required to get the special decal; a mandatory ban is expected to follow in the future. [Chron]

GREEN FAIRLYLAND—After the limited first batch of locally-made absinthe (you can drink it, Alice) caused pandemonium (pictured) along the cocktail circuit, Alameda's St. George Spirits is ready for round two, according to Camper English: "The second batch of St. George Spirits Absinthe Verte goes on sale this Superbowl Sunday. They made a lot more this time so you may actually be able to get some. The first batch went so fast that when I wrote an article about it for Men's Book, they had to borrow my bottle to take to a bar and photograph." [Alcademics]

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