If you were wondering if the gourmet burger trend has maybe jumped the shark, here’s proof. If there are enough burger places in Toronto for NOW to do a “Top 50” feature, and still leave out some notable local spots, then we have too many burger joints. [NOW]

When did bartenders become mixologists and why does it now take 10 minutes to mix a cocktail? [Bon Appetit]

This is kind of a “well, duh!” article, but to reaffirm what we already know – a vegetarian diet high in fibre helps prevent diverticular disease compared to diets that are meat-heavy and low in fibre.  (Don’t know what diverticular disease is? Google it, but don’t say I didn’t warn you.) [Toronto Sun]

Sea salt – you know, that other, less salty kind of salt. [Food Navigator USA]

Cass Enright has a hit with beer at the Barns. [The Grid]

Yesterday, I included foods to eat when it’s hot outside – today, a list of foods to avoid. [Food Republic]

Okay, so La Societe isn’t crossing any lines in terms of inventiveness with their classic French bistro menu, but maybe less than stellar food is what you get for doing a review a mere 5 days after they open. [Dine.TO]

A restaurant door tour – some of these are really cool! [The Atlantic]

So what do you think about farming bluefin tuna? [LA Times]

In the US today, it’s National Junk Food Day. Which kind of makes you wonder how much extra junk will be eaten today compared to any other day. [CNN: Eatocracy]

And nobody saw this one coming did they – scary weeds are becoming resistant to Monsanto’s arsenal of chemicals, leaving farmers, well, pretty darn screwed. [FastCompany]