Shannon Briggs and Wladimir Klitschko in Food Fight at Hollywood Restaurant (Video)

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Mama Mia Italian Ristorante was the scene of a crazy food fight.
Two heavyweight boxers decided to go a few rounds in Hollywood, Florida, the other day. Unfortunately, the incident occurred in a restaurant instead of a ring.

The bizarre incident occurred at Mama Mia Italian Ristorante in Hollywood, where Wladimir Klitschko was enjoying a quiet lunch.

Apparently, Shannon Briggs barged in and started eating the heavyweight champ's food, saying, "What you do, I do, champ."

See also: Hayden Panettiere and Wladimir Klitschko Spotted at Hollywood's Taco Beach Shack

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FDA Backs Down After Cheese-Heads Fight Back

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Cheese is the most glorious product to come out of a cow -- or sheep, or goat -- since the beginning of time.

Yeah, milk is good. Yogurt is a nice way to start the day. And we all scream for ice cream, obviously.

But there's just something about the coagulated cream that just gets us all excited on the inside.

As much as we all adore queso of all shapes, sizes, colors, and animal milks, the cheese world was up in arm earlier this week after the FDA threatened to infringe upon certain processes for curing artisanal cheeses.

See Also: Green Bar & Kitchen Now Serving Gluten-Free, Nut-Free Vegan Ice Cream

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Aventura Wine and Food Festival Promoter: "This Is a Lesson Learned"

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Aventura Wine and Food Festival via Facebook
Yesterday, Clean Plate Charlie received a number of emails and phone calls regarding the Aventura Wine and Food Festival, held this past Sunday at Gulfstream Park.

None of them were good.

One industry insider -- who prefers to remain anonymous -- told us, "There were only about six check-in counters that I could see, and they were slow as snails, 'cause they had to check each printout coupon and then put wristbands on." And "they didn't think about the basics like trash bins, duh! It was disgusting having spilling plates of food in teeny bins. There were black trash bags which didn't look very appetizing."

We contacted Diego Ciola, marketing manager for the event promoter, South Florida Festivals, for comment and received the following email today:

See also: Aventura Wine and Food Festival: Long Lines, Food Shortages UPDATED

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Paula DaSilva Wins Chopped Experience

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Which chef will get chopped?
The cooking competition Chopped came alive in Miami Beach last week as the MasterCard Chopped Experience saw three local chefs pitted against one another in a live culinary battle complete with mystery ingredient.

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Sriracha Plant Shut Down Due to Offensive Odors

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Sriracha shortage in the future?
Sriracha is known for its bold flavor, but apparently the fumes coming from the sauce is enough to get residents living near a sriracha plant ill -- causing a Superior Court order to have the factory partially shut down.

According to the Los Angeles Times, The city of Irwindale, California sued Huy Fong Foods on Oct. 21 after neighbors complained of "heartburn, inflamed asthma and even nosebleeds that they said were caused by the spicy odor coming from the hot sauce plant". Irwindale is a small city of less than 1,500 residents, located in Los Angeles county.

See also: Sriracha Stuff: Ten Rooster-Sauce-Themed Gifts for the Spice Lover in Your Life

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The Daily Show: New York Pizza Is Magic, Steve Buscemi and Matthew Broderick Explain (Video)

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Steve Buscemi thinks New York pizza is magical.
Last week, The Daily Show's Jon Stewart took on one of the largest debates in the history of our nation.

No, it's not whether or not to raise taxes -- or Obamacare -- it's who has the best pizza: New York or Chicago.

After much debate (well, not really), Stewart declared New York pizza the out-and-winner. In fact, he went so far as to say that Chicago pizza wasn't really pizza at all. It was really a casserole with naked, cold marinara on top. "It's not pizza. It's an above-ground marinara swimming pool for rats."

See also: The Daily Show's Jon Stewart Ends the Debate on New York Versus Chicago Pizza (Video)

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Cookie Monster in Drag for Hunger Games Parody: The Hungry Games (Video)

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Cookiness Evereat must play The Hungry Games.
This Thursday, Katniss Everdeen once again wears a flaming dress and risks her life in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

But, right now, fans of the franchise can watch something so fantastic it defies explanation (but we'll try).

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Guy Fieri Fights With Hairdresser; Punching, Kicking, Crying Ensues (Video)

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Flavortown's mayor gets in a fight with his hairdresser.
It was bound to happen, wasn't it? Guy Fieri was caught fighting with his hairdresser, Ariel Ramirez, in San Francisco. We're not sure what happened, but looking at Fieri, we're guessing someone finally gave the Food Network host a mirror.

According to TMZ, the two men had just landed at San Francisco International airport after drinking on the flight and, like any two mature, level-headed men, decided to start punching and kicking each other.

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PETA Descends Upon Delray Beach's Linda Bean in Protest (Video)

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Photo courtesy Gregg Weiss
The ethical implications of consuming food have become quite the topic of conversation over the pat few years.

In terms of meat, many chefs and foodies want to know where it came from, what it ate, what the farmer is like personally, the conditions in which it was raised, how it was slaughtered, how long it took to bring it to the plate.

With the rise in awareness of veganism, vegetarianism, pescetarianism, and humane farming practices, it's fairly obvious that people are becoming increasingly concerned with the humane treatment of the foods they choose -- or choose not -- to eat.

It seems that animal rights organization PETA had a bone to pick with treatment of shellfish at Delray Beach's Linda Bean's Perfect Maine Lobster yesterday; demonstrators staged a protest in lobster garb in front of the Atlantic Avenue storefront yesterday.

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Former Wild Sea Chef De Cuisine Jon Sanchez, "I Refused to Produce Mediocre Food"

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With Sanchez gone, will Sunburst Trout appear on future menus?
After butting heads with the Riverside Hotel's Executive Chef Toby Joseph, Jon Sanchez, the 28-year-old chef de cuisine at Wild Sea Oyster Bar & Grille, has parted ways with the restaurant.

"The executive chef asked me last week to 'dumb down' the menu for the clientele," Sanchez said. "I refused to produce mediocre food."

It's unclear whether Sanchez quit or was fired.

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