A collection of food stories from across the web.

Detroit’s restaurant scene is booming, with writer Bill Addison saying, “I do believe it’s safe to call the rush of openings an official renaissance.” [Eater]

• A South Florida restaurant that’s routinely had trouble with local health codes, including 13 recent violations — like finding live maggots and rodent droppings — threw out the state inspector and then a news station. [WPLG]

• Despite prior objections from city leaders, Chick-fil-A moves closer to opening at Denver International Airport. (Denver Post)

• The Good Taste Awards say Australia is the wine destination of the year, Berlin is the new vegetarian capital and Santiago, Chile is the next great food city. (Saveur)

• “College students order more frozen yogurt than any other food.” (USA Today)

• America throws away 40 percent of its food, equalling some $165 billion. How can we do better? (Grist) On the other hand, Singapore is now the second most food-secure country in the world, after the U.S. (The Diplomat)

• In the fight over GMOs, companies from Monsanto to Stonyfield Farm are buffering their credentials by recruiting academics. (New York Times)

Amy’s Baking Company, a Scottsdale restaurant which rose to fame after “a disastrous appearance on Kitchen Nightmares,” has closed. (Arizona Republic)

• Restaurant-discovery site Zomato, which recently acquired and spiked Urbanspoon, closed $60 million in new investments. [TechCrunch]

• A new report says both consumers and the Food and Drug Administration can do more to prevent Salmonella. (New York Times)