A Presidential Lunch in Greenwich Village; 'Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs' Opens Friday

President Obama and former president Bill Clinton had lunch at Il Mulino in Greenwich Village yesterday afternoon. The two men were inside the restaurant for about an hour and a half. Clinton said they ate "fish, pasta, and salad." [NY Times]

Two managers at Shanghai's Coca-Cola bottling plant have been detained by police on suspicion of accepting bribes or kickbacks. The first was detained in a bribery investigation, and the second one is charged with embezzlement. [NY Times]

The movie adaptation of the popular children's book Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs opens this Friday. Filmmakers Chris Miller and Phil Lord chose to explain the premise -- meals that fall from the sky instead of rain -- as a scientific experiment gone wrong. [USA Today]

Dan Coudreault, the head chef at McDonald's, must come up with dishes that can be made by entry-level help, from ingredients available in industrial quantities year-round, and that will appeal to millions. [Business Week]

Where do the beautiful people eat during fashion week? At Aureole, which also happens to be on the same block as Conde Nast HQ; Bobo, which has Cynthia Rowley and Adam Lippes as neighbors; and Delicatessen, complete with its Model Lounge. [NY Times]


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