Links to get you through the day.
Bow down to the smell of bacon. [Yahoo! Food]
How the Ballston Restaurant Challenge voting really works (hint: it’s not up to you). [WCP]
Gluten and the “nocebo effect.” [New York]
Weekend project: mess around with simple syrup. [The ChefSteps Blog]
Foodie rants on everything from Santa‘s milk and cookies to when a server doesn’t write down orders. [Bon Appetit]
RIP: Jack Joyce of Rogue [Portland Business Journal]