Kildare’s Reopens After Being Cited for Serving Minors; Hail Storm of Apples Pounds the U.K.
• Turns out the radical changes made to Pennsylvania’s liquor privatization bill were a last ditch effort to push it thought before the state legislature’s winter-break deadline. [Inquirer]
• After a suspension of its liquor license, which resulted from a citation issued for serving alcohol to minors, Kildare’s reopened its West Chester location yesterday. [Daily Local]
• Yikes: Bootleg liquor laced with methanol was responsible for 115 deaths in eastern India, primarily among poor people who couldn't afford state-sanctioned liquor shops. [NPR]
• Is a zero-calorie ramen noodle too good to be true? One reporter goes to the front lines to find out. [Slate]
• McDonald's is getting into the farm-to-table movement with ads that feature one of its potato farmers. Ugh, this charade is even worse than everyone using the word "artisanal." [NRN]
• A hail storm of apples, caused by freak weather conditions that had swept them up into the air, rained down on motorists in Coventry, U.K., the other night. [Telegraph UK]