Will Bon App Become a Luxury Man-Mag?: Rumors are circulating that Adam Rapoport, the style editor of GQ, looks like the next editor in chief of Bon Appétit. via Grub Street New York
Ruining Your Kid’s Halloween? There’s an App for That!: A new Android app called TrickorTracker will send parents updates of their kids’ whereabouts via GPS. Also of note: It’s the first app that links two phones together to track each other. via New York Post
Potato Diet Man Filled with Starchy Regret: Chris Voigt, the executive director of the Washington State Potato Commission, has admitted that his stunt diet—eating 20 potatoes a day for 60 days—is taking its toll on him, leading to desperate acts such as soaking a potato in pickle juice after suffering a severe pickle craving. via Gather
Caffeinated Booze Still Stupid: Caffeinated booze drinks are once again at the center of controversy. This time, the safety of vile caffeinated malt liquor Four Loko is being reviewed by the FDA after 18 attorneys general urged the agency to look into it. via New York Times
A Good Read: Dan Mitchell writes about how big food companies are exploring the “opportunity between food and pharma.” Get ready for foods designed to “prevent and treat health conditions such as diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease and Alzeimer’s disease.” Or people could just eat their damn vegetables.
Deaths, Firings, Recalls, and Other Endings:
• Paul the Octopus, famous for his predictions on the World Cup, died.
Debuts, Openings, and Other Beginnings:
• Eater launched its first awards. Weigh in here.