• A bill that would require producers to label genetically engineered foods has been introduced to the Illinois Senate, reports the Local Beet.

• The second Charlie Trotter’s auction is happening right now.

• Chuck Cowdery has the most sober take on the dilution of Maker’s Mark bourbon.

Baconfest has announced its 2013 schedule.

• Kevin Pang’s filed a masterful multimedia narrative on Grace chef Curtis Duffy.

• Eater stalked the first round of Check, Please! candidates.