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This Week in L.A. Food News: August 16 Edition

The good, the bad, AND the ugly

It's Friday afternoon. The clock is ticking slower than ever and you've already mentally checked out at work. To help pass the time, we present a weekly recap of some of the food-focused gems we've mined from our own site and from friends around the interwebs, to help keep you in the know. Read on and try to enjoy your last few hours of office thumb twiddling... that drink will be in your hand soon enough. 

The Good:
Depressed Cake Shop pops up in L.A.; goods are gray with burst of color inside. [Daily Dish]
Piero Selvaggio Takes Valentino Restaurant Off The Market
[Eater L.A.]
Remembering Julia Child on what would have been her 101st birthday. [Daily Dish]

What Astronauts Ate on Their (Simulated) Mission to Mars + Recipes! [Squid Ink]
Lyle Lovett: I Love Lucy's [L.A. Mag Digest]
Dominique Ansel: The Man, The Myth, The Cronut [Zagat]

The Bad:
Chipotle faces shortage of 'responsibly raised' meat [NRN]
Small Amount of Sugar Could Have Toxic Effects [Squid Ink]
Texas Police Hit Organic Farm With Massive SWAT Raid [The Huffington Post]
Houston's Got No Game, Turns Rapper Away [L.A. Mag Digest]
Dreams crushed: Pepsi-flavored Cheetos aren't coming to U.S. [Daily Dish]

The Ugly:
How access to fresh food divides Americans [CNN]