January 7 Morning Roundup

Saffron’s Sameh Wadi talks to the Strib about his upcoming appearance on Iron Chef, Common Roots by the numbers, a pictorial depiction of what it’s like to drink 1,000 beers in a year, the history of Peter’s Grill, Wisconsin’s well on its way to having an official state snack, and Rick Nelson’s top ten restaurant pet peeves (all valid, particularly the gripe about TVs).