by Mike Sula
• Titus knows where the fried chicken is: Loncar's Liquors on the far-southeast side.
• Baconfest 2013 sold out in 41 minutes.
• The James Beard Foundation announced the semifinalists (not nominees) for its annual chef/restaurant awards. If I'm not mistaken the Trib posted the Chicago picks first.
• Under public pressure, Maker's Mark reversed its terrible decision to lower the alcohol content in its bourbon, and Binny's is now marketing their inventory of the watered-down stuff as a collector's item.