New Jersey Man Rubs Deer Meat on His Car to Cover Up a Fatal Hit-and-Run; Food Safety Bill Passes in the Senate and House

• After striking and killing a pedestrian in a hit-and-run, a NJ man rubbed venison all over his car to try to cover up the accident. [6 ABC]

• Locally-owned and family-run Kitchen Kapers thrives while national chains go bust. [Inquirer]

• Santa's not the only one monitoring good and bad behavior: According to the New York Post, your regular-haunt restaurant is likely "spying," i.e., keeping a few notes, on you. [NYP]

• The revised food-safety bill has passed in the Senate and the House, and now it's on its way to President Obama. [WP]

• Enjoy your cheap eats while you can, because global food prices are likely to go up. [Bloomberg]

• If you fancy some morning food porn, here's a slideshow of dishes recommended by Asian food bloggers from Hanoi to Jakarta. [SceneAsia/WSJ]