Small Bites from Around the Country: June 15

By ABC Jun 15, 2012

Its Friday, Friday, gotta get down on Friday! TGIF Chew fans! And also a Happy Fathers’ Day to all you dads out there. Here’s some of the news we’re reading today here at the Chew HQ.

It’s not too late to buy something for your dad! Our own Mario Batali, among other chefs, weigh in on what they want for Father’s Day courtesy of Gourmet.

Do you love Rugby? Do you love beer? Welcome to club – and now there is something just for you – Rugbeer. Check it out.

Notes from Underground on the bacon sundae – does it spell doom for America? Or is it only the latest taste delight being offered to hungry folks. Monkey See considers.

An inside look at the word of waiters and other restaurant workers – you might be surprised to learn just how much your tip counts.

Henry Hill, the gangster brought to life by Ray Liotta in “Goodfellas”, died this week. That was the occasion to publish three recipes from Martin Scorsese’s Italian mother. (Scorsese was the film’s director in case you needed reminding.)

A public service warning from a group that loves to imbibe: Be careful mixing your cocktails and your prescription medication. A rundown is at Salon.

Why do men do the grilling at barbecues?  Apparently it’s a rather uniquely American tradition. Food & Think examines the sociology behind men and their grills.

Summer is here and it’s getting hot. But are you still a pasta lover? Take a look at these cold noodle recipes from the NY Times.