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Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 01/18/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Starbucks unleashes the Trenta-saur!

By Tim Carman

The latest in food news, ideas and philosophy, just in time for your lunch break.

* Coming soon to a Starbucks near you: the Trenta-saur, known to strafe the landscape with nervous, indiscriminate e-mails. (

* She goes running for the shelter of a mother's little helper. (Grub Street)

* No one cares about the devil in the menu details. (Duke University Medical Center)

* Where to strap on the feedbag in Arlington. (TBD)

* Memphis officially thankful it has no In-N-Out Burgers. (Los Angeles Times)

* "I was worried [China Poblano] was less of a fusion experiment and more of an upscale KenTacoHut compromise: separate menus, one roof." (Capital Spice)

*One man's efforts to keep Austin weird. (Austin American-Statesman)

* One key to end world hunger? More roads. (Atlantic Food)

* A really bad egg. (Salon)

* You can't smuggle this grass into the country either. For now. (WSJ)

By Tim Carman  | January 18, 2011; 11:45 AM ET
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Oh, great, Starbucks, purveyor of giant coffee-like drinks to people who don't like coffee, is now selling even bigger drinks. Don't forget to count those calories, folks. Even if you drink them, they still count! And most people would be appalled at how many calories are in a Starbucks drink.

Posted by: margaret6 | January 19, 2011 11:44 AM | Report abuse

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