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McDonald’s Is Still Trying to Make Chicken Tenders Happen

Plus, how Anthony Bourdain likes his whisky, and more food news to know

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  • McDonald’s desperately wants to sell you chicken fingers: After discontinuing its version of the dish in 2013 (and experimenting with at least other version since), McD’s has once again added the item to its menu on a limited-test basis. The Alabama test for the Buttermilk Crispy Chicken Tenders follows one that took place in the North Carolina market earlier this year.
  • Gasp: Anthony Bourdain likes a little ice in his whisky.
  • Famed NYC steakhouse Peter Luger dropped its lawsuit against a similarly named Pennsylvania restaurant. The original suit claimed trademark infringement against Carl von Luger Steak & Seafood, arguing that von Luger’s restaurant benefited from the name’s “famous marks and sterling reputation.”
  • Beloved public radio podcast The Splendid Table will toast its longtime host Lynne Rossetto Kasper — and hand over the reins to her incoming replacement, Francis Lam — during a live theater event in St. Paul, Minnesota on October 12. Rossetto Kasper announced her retirement from the program, after a 21-year stint, in February of this year.
  • Fatburger is the latest regional chain to eye an IPO. The LA-based burger joint hopes to raise $20 million by going public.
  • Celebrity chef, cat-lover, and horse co-owner Bobby Flay will act as a horse racing analyst for NBC during this weekend’s Whitney Stakes.