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Move over, cheesesteaks! The folks behind Philadelphia's celebrated Vedge will open a new vegan restaurant focused on street food.

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Vedge and V Street co-owners Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby


The folks behind Philadelphia’s celebrated Vedge will open a new vegan restaurant called V Street late this summer or fall. Says co-owner Rich Landau: “The food will be adventurous to say the least. Bold, spice-forward flavors drawing on the great street foods of the world.” Take that, cheesesteaks! [Philadelphia Magazine]

More than 3,000 roosters were rescued in a New York cockfighting ring bust, believed to be the largest of its kind in state history. [CNN]

In the name of protecting elephants and other endangered species from poaching and trafficking, France becomes the first European country to destroy its illegal ivory. (The U.S. destroyed six tons of it last November.) [Guardian]