McDonald's-Subsidized CTA Rides; Morton's Goes Mail-Order

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• To promote their new Angus burger, McDonald's is handing out coupons and free CTA passes at various commuter hubs this morning. [Sun-Times]

• The new mail-order steaks from Allen Brothers and Morton's cost more than the same steaks ordered in the restaurant. [Sun-Sentinel]

• The cupcake craze has hit the Middle East: chain Sugar Daddy's has opened in Amman, Beirut, and Dubai. [NYT]

• Even airlines are hopping on the mixology bandwagon, with both Mexicana Airlines and US Airways instituting cocktail programs. [Fork in the Road/VV]

• A judge has ruled that the USDA didn't adequately access the environmental impact of genetically modified sugar beets before approving them for commercialization. [NYT]

• Crowdsourced recipe wikis are on the rise, but some experts feel they're a classic case of too many cooks in the kitchen. [NYT]

• One of the founders of egalitarian French food organization Le Fooding says the group has lost its way and "fallen into the spiral that is money." [Diner's Journal/NYT]