Hot Weekend Breakfast Links: #HeatDome2011 Edition

If you’re reading this post, congrats: You survived the #HeatDome2011. Ninety degrees never felt so good!

Week of July 17-23: Automakers returning to pre-recession staffing levels; composting as civic policy in Grand Rapids; a Food Network chef’s secret Up North getaway; the national media’s infatuation with Detroit continues; and clues for getting kids to eat their peas and carrots. In honor of the past week’s heat, your weekend links are served with slushies.

  • The truth about Asian Carp (Freep)
  • Can Michigan win the battle against obesity? (LSJ)
  • Big Retailers Make Pledge of Stores For ‘Food Deserts’ (NYT)
  • Is Detroit the Next Brooklyn? (NPR)
  • The Impulsive Traveler: In Detroit, ruin porn and an incipient renaissance (Washington Post)
  • G-Sync: Leafing Through History (Rapid Growth)
  • Buy Local and Know Who’s Filling Your Plate (Great Lakes Gazette)
  • Kids Who Choose Their Own Vegetables Eat More, Study Says (Organic Authority)
  • How Mario Batali escapes New York Summers (Bon Appetit)
  • Detroit turns 310 (The Night Train)
  • Friends create their jobs at start-up design firm in Detroit (Freep)
  • Detroit automakers to start hiring 1st blue-collar workers since ’08 crash (Freep)

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