Today’s Food Newsbits: Obama, McCain's Eateries of Choice; Restaurants Extending Hours

  • The Chicago Sun-Times takes a look at the eating habits of both Barack Obama and John McCain while on the campaign trail. From pizza to burger to Tex-mex, can you really learn much from a presidential candidate’s food selection? And better yet, will it influence your vote in November?
  • According to the New York Times, restaurants across the country are hoping that extending hours and adding additional menus, like happy hour and breakfast, will even out their lagging bottom line. With special events and private parties falling the wayside as quickly as regular customers, will the added hours really make a difference? Or will the cost of additional staff cancel out the income of additional diners?

~Jennifer Heigl