In a cruel twist of fate, the Chronicle's venerable food critic has been "felled by food poisoning." And right after he wrote about the many loopholes in California's food handling law, even.

Bauer, who can only recall one other instance of food poisoning during his career, eats out often enough that he doesn't even know who to lay the blame on. (Must be terrible to have that sort of problem.) Anyway, we hope his dog Sheba fared better with the leftovers. [InsideScoop]