The owner of the Santa Monica restaurant that was the target of a sting operation conducted by the team from the Oscar-winning documentary The Cove has been arrested for serving whale meat.
Chris Santos of Stanton Social shops for alternatives to traditional wooden knife blocks, which can take up a lot room in small kitchens and harbor bacteria.
The rumors about a Starbucks moving into a Bedford Avenue storefront in Williamsburg have been quashed. The space is going for an outrageous $15,000 a month.
What meal-delivery websites are best? Dinewise offers vegetarian, low-carb, low-sodium, and even diabetic entrees; ImpromptuGourmet.com includes wine advice and a music CD.
[Wall Street Journal]
Raymond Sokolov, a Wall Street Journal restaurant critic since 2006, is leaving the paper after being asked to cover food trends. The paper will continue to review restaurants.
The Wendy’s/Arby’s Group, currently the third largest fast food chain in the country, is considering purchasing CKE, which owns the Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. restaurants.
Meanwhile, Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. are among several fast food chains that have cited bad weather as a reason for a slump in sales so far this year.
[Nation’s Restaurant News]