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Feed your head: A few thought-provoking food stories today

Camping at the coffee bar? Be nice, now.
Camping at the coffee bar? Be nice, now. Lifehacker.com

Skimming around the online food world, I noticed several stories with smart thinking today:

Are you abusing your coffee shop privileges? Atlanta freelance writer Alexa Lampasona started thinking about how she uses coffee houses as a writing space and she learned a few good/bad practices. Are you guilty of plug-hogging?

Why is ancient bourbon worth that much? Smart-guy Jed Portman of Garden & Gun says that no matter how good your bourbon is, old bourbon is better. For a surprising reason. Must-read for bourbon fans.

Good journalism is worth your money. Naomi Starkman of Civil Eats has a plea for support with an interesting twist: Paying more for food supports local production. Paying more for journalism supports good reporting. Preach, sister.

N.C. barbecue rules: Shelby’s Red Bridge’s Barbecue Lodge was up against the Saw last night in Garden & Gun’s March Madness barbecue bracket,The winner will be announced today, but Helen Schwab learned that either win is local: The Saw pitmaster is from Charlotte.

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