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Stumptown Mulls Possible Sale; FeedMe App Crowdsources Restaurant Deals

Also: food lineups at Shaky Knees in Atlanta and Fresh Off the Boat gets a second season.

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DEALS — The Wall Street Journal reports that private equity firm TSG Consumer Partners LLC is considering a sale of its substantial stake in Portland Ore.-based Stumptown Coffee Roasters. TSG acquired nearly 90% of Stumptown in 2011; it's unclear what role founder Duane Sorenson will play if a sale should go through. Stumptown has expanded beyond its Portland roots in recent years, opening stores in New York City and Los Angeles.

APPS — A new restaurant app debuted today on Google Play. Feed Me is a restaurant deals app with a twist; it incorporates user input to up- or downvote deals, Reddit style, so that the best deals rise to the top. If, for example, someone submits a "50% of pizza at Bob's Pizza Place" and the deal is actually bogus, it will (in theory) be downvoted into oblivion

FESTIVALS — The Shaky Knees Festival in Atlanta kicks off today and runs through the weekend. Tickets, which are $110 per festival day or $215 for the entire weekend, include access to some great food truck options on the festival grounds. Among the participants are Pho Sho, offering Vietnamese fare, Tex's Tacos, with twists on tacos, quesadillas, and other Tex-Mex fare, and On Tapa The World, which features small plates to go with its cringe-worthy puns.

TV SHOWS — ABC's Fresh Off The Boat is officially getting another season. The renewal of milquetoast series, based on former NYC chef Eddie Huang's memoir of the same name, was mostly applauded online and on social media outlets. Huang has been highly critical of the show's development process.

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