Omnivore - Wednesday food links February 23 2011

News from around the web

Tomorrow's News Today confirms that FLIP Burger Boutique will open a location in Buckhead. The hip hamburger restaurant has current locations in Midtown and Birmingham, Alabama. The new spot in the Tuxedo Festival shopping center is slated to open in early fall.

The Blissful Glutton posted about Cropmob, "a group of young, landless, and wannabe farmers" who work together to complete tasks from harvesting to barnraising. Check out the website.

NPR reports that Subway is trying to trademark the phrase "footlong," and the chain mistakenly sent cease-and-desist letters to well-established hot dog vendors. They recanted that letter, because the trademark only covers sandwiches. Which is so much more reasonable.

Thomas Jefferson was named the top foodie President by the Village Voice due to his fresh eel pond and penchant for new vegetables.

MSNBC reports that Whole Foods shoppers are skinnier than low cost grocery shoppers, and Jezebel points to the complicated assumptions this correlation creates.