Red Lobster to Acquire Oceanaire

Happy April Fool’s Day. Zimmern posts some thoughtful words about the “sliding scale” that cuts local restaurants slack versus comparable operations on either coast, Kris proposes the craft-brew driven Beer Bank in a vacant bank location in Eagan, a Chowhound talks up Date Night at the Red Stag, and Jonesinforfood celebrates a meatless meatloaf recipe.