Nick Nixes Friday Next Tix; Today in Surviving Nuclear War

Just in case you were planning your work day around watching for the Next El Bulli ticket announcement, the restaurant says it won't be any time today. [Facebook]

Workers on Lower Wacker Drive knocked down a wall and discovered a Cold War-era fallout shelter, complete with a trove of "survival biscuits" designed to help you get through the apocalypse with your nuclear family. [ABC7 via Chicagoist]

Cold fact: The high-end ice that's de rigueur at serious cocktail bars is eroding our glaciers and killing polar bears. [Gawker]

Yikes: An Oklahoma State investigation is tying Taco Bell to a Salmonella outbreak that sickened 68 people across ten states. In this case, a run for the (state) border won't help them. [NRN]

Should men stand up in deference every time a woman arrives at or leaves the table? FloFab lays it down. [Diner's Journal/NYT]

Sorry, wine, a number of experts think that beer and cheese is one of the best pairings out there. [NPR]