Chocolatier Max Brenner Takes Boston; Empathetic Chickens Make Caesar Salads Less Appealing; A Food-Inspired Band Tournament

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• Chocolate lovers, rejoice. Renowned chocolate shop chain Max Brenner is set to open in the Back Back on March 31. After many delays and much anticipation, this will be the shop's first Bay State outpost. [Herald]

• Bad news for that lunchtime Caesar salad you were planning: A study has found chickens capable of feeling empathy. [Telegraph UK]

• Not much for sports? You can still join the March Madness with this food-named-bands tournament bracket that squares off the likes of Jelly Roll Morton and Blue Oyster Cult. [HuffPo]

• Booze news: Sherry is finally getting a little respect; It may not teach kids healthy drinking habits to let them imbibe at home. [NYT, WSJ]
 
• The U.N. says food prices will likely stay high all year thanks to elevated crude-oil costs and smaller crops. And the U.N. is also calling for more rice production in Asia. [Bloomberg, AFP]
 
• But hey, at least McDonald's is having a good year! Global sales were up nearly 4 percent in February. [USAT]