What we're reading: April 12

A round-up of food-related articles and recipes we're digging into today.

What We’re Reading

Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day is Today!

(Flavorly) Swing by the nearest Ben & Jerry’s for a scoop on the house this Tuesday in celebration of the 33rd annual Free Cone Day. From noon to 8 p.m. scoop shops worldwide will be serving up complimentary cones. Unfortunately for those of us stranded in Salt City, the closet scoop shop is a far-flung 95 miles up route 90 in Pittsford, NY. Are you willing to drive up your appetite?

Chicago Public School Bans Bagged Lunches

(Chicago Tribune) To encourage eating a well-balanced lunch, a Chicago public school takes matters onto its own tray. Unless they have a medical excuse, students are not allowed to brown bag lunches from home in order to protect them from their own junky choices.

New App Calculates Calories Through Photo of Food

(Reuters) Counting calories can be daunting, but with MealSnap, a new mobile app, users can snap a picture of their plates and within minutes get an accurate nutritional rundown.

The Next Chipotle

(Eater) Chipotle, the Tex-Mex rage in Syracuse, has announced plans to open a new Asian chain called ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen. The first ShopHouse will open up this summer in DC, and more will come. Following Chipotle’s fresh, customized food model, ShopHouse will offer Thai, Malaysian, and Vietnamese dishes of braised and grilled meats, fresh vegetables, and spicy sauces. 

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