September 7th, 2010
06:00 PM ET
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Says one patron, "You can't help if your kids scream." Says Brenda Armes, owner of Olde Salty's, of her "no screaming kids" policy, "If they find it offending, I suggest they find another restaurant to eat at."

Over 1,900 of you had something to say on the issue of kids in upper echelon restaurants when we addressed the topic a few months back. Wanna sound off on this restaurant's policy? Share your thoughts below and we may include them in an upcoming post.

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5@5 - Food writer Melissa Clark
September 7th, 2010
05:00 PM ET
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5@5 is a daily, food-related list from chefs, writers, political pundits, musicians, actors, and all manner of opinionated people from around the globe.

Melissa Clark, a James Beard award-winning writer, pens the wildly popular “A Good Appetite” column for the New York Times Dining section, as well as articles for magazines including Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, and Martha Stewart Living. Her twenty-ninth cookbook, In the Kitchen with A Good Appetite: 150 Recipes and Stories About the Food You Love, is - conveniently enough - out in stores today.

She currently lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband, Daniel Gercke, and their young daughter Dahlia - but, for Clark, when the cat (or husband) is away, the mice shall play ... and eat whatever the heck they want.

5 Favorite Things to Eat When No One Is Looking (i.e. When My Hubby is Away and the Baby is Asleep): Melissa Clark
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September 7th, 2010
04:00 PM ET
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September 7th, 2010
01:00 PM ET
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Mark and Linda Wilfong are hardly alone in their dealings with flammable tap water. Sarah Hoye and Steve Hargreaves report from Dimock, Pennsylvania on the side effects of "fracking" - a hydraulic fracturing technique that's being used to access underground stores of natural gas.
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Box lunch
September 7th, 2010
12:00 PM ET
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Sink your teeth into today's top stories from around the globe.


  • In the land of cocktails and spirits, it's an "infuse-a-palooza." - New York Times


  • The carnivore's dilemma: why do acts of animal cruelty enrage us, but a juicy cheeseburger doesn't? - Salon


  • Russia has banned grain exports because of the drought, prompting concerns of a world wheat crisis. - Associated Press



  • A new study shows one third of young Britons drink to simply get wastey face. - Gawker
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