Filene's Basement Site Will Get Restaurants; High-End Ice Hurts Polar Bears

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• Millennium Partners will take over the late, lamented Filene's Basement site in Downtown Crossing and turn it into a retail complex ... complete with restaurants! [WBUR]

• 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]