Lunch Room Chatter: The 1.3 million-calorie burger

* A few California cooks are trying to make a hamburger the size of a VW Beetle. (San Jose Mercury News)

* Alas, Adams Morgan doesn’t get the same burger love. (Washington City Paper)

* Arsenic in chicken prompts an animal drug recall. (WaPo)

* Can we please come up with a replacement for “foodie”? (Gastronomica)

* “Much of the dialogue about barbecue focuses on tradition and intransigence. This kind of cooking is not only hard work; it’s a learned art. Yet barbecue, like all products of culture, is not static. It evolves.” (Saveur)

* President Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel ate at 1789 in Georgetown. (WaPo)

* These Cambodian kampot peppers might make for interesting chili. (LA Times)

* No more grasshopper tacos or tarantula tortas. (SF Chronicle)

* Warning: Don’t try a hostile takeover on Pabst Blue Ribbon. (HuffPo)

* There’s a hotdog war in Chicago, and no, it’s not over naming rights for the Anthony wiener. (Chicago Tribune)

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