by Ian Froeb
Foodies live in the Midwest? And they have some good restaurants there? Who knew? The focus of this article is the Kansas City restaurant scene -- Bluestem and the American Restaurant, in particular -- but St. Louis earns a mention. (New York Times)
Meanwhile, developments in our two favorite stories:
Investigators tell Congress that the FDA's oversight of imported food is "minimal." (Forbes) Update: Yes, the original post said today was Thursday. No, I didn't sleep very well last night. Thanks for asking.