• Ashley Pruneau

Mana Food Bar cook Ashley Pruneau was attacked by a hammer-wielding assailant in her apartment last month. On Wednesday there’s a benefit to help defray her medical costs at the Dark Room but there are other ways to help too.

More food news bites after the jump:

Get your unlabeled genetically modified sweet corn at Walmart, reports Monica Eng.

In openings there was Two and the J. Parker, per Eater, and Alain’s and Square One, per Grubstreet, which also managed to get Edward Gorey to attend the friends and family party at RM Champagne Salon.

LTHers report the bad news that the dependable dim sum stop Shui Wah is no more.

Mark Bazer interviewed Michael Kornick on the history of the American restaurant.

Bleeding Heart Bakery announced it was closing for good on Facebook. And then its Facebook page went dead. But Chicagoist was there.