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The deep dish: Thin Mints stir violence, Bittman's blood boils over sweet oatmeal

Feb. 24, 2011 at 8:33 AM ET

A roundup of delicious food news from around the Web.

By Diana Marko

Have your cake and eat it too. Have your Thin Mints and...beat your roommate too? Normally Girl Scout cookies stir up images of friendly neighbors and supportive (or hungry) co-workers pitching in to help the troops fill their cookie quota. This time around it's stirring up images of a grown woman chasing her roommate with scissors on account of stolen Thin Mints, The Huffington Post reports.

TSA agents are about as popular as that nice guy from the Parking Authority who sticks a ticket under your windshield wiper as you sprint towards your vehicle. After being patted down and bossed around one too many times, one Seattle-area restaurant is taking a stand by refusing service to any TSA agents. The restaurant, located near Seattle-Tacoma Airport, is a convenient spot for the agents to dine, but as The Consumerist reports -- no food for them!

How do you mess up oatmeal? Answer: Add in enough processed ingredients to give it more sugar than a Snickers bar. This is according to Mark Bittman, author of “How To Cook Everything,” who gives his two cents on McDonald’s “healthy” offering in the New York Times opinion section. 

Restaurant lists pop up everywhere you look online. Best Italian, Best Budget, Best Cheeseburger, Best Pizza. The Daily Meal, however, has come up with a refreshing new method of creating a "best of" list. They simply asked: where do the editors of The Daily Meal, a nation-wide site, like to eat? The answers may surprise you -- and no matter where you are, there's something for you. Check out the 101 Best Restaurants in America by the people who know, live and love food.

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