David Burke to Open New Resto in the James; Brad Farmerie Gives Turkey Tips

The Senate has voted to consider a bill that would give greater power to the FDA to deal with food safety issues. [NY Times]

Alec Baldwin is shilling for Wegmans in a couple new ads. Apparently, his mother really is a fan of the supermarket chain. [Democrat & Chronicle]

David Burke has confirmed a new restaurant at the James New York, a new hotel at Grand Street and Sixth Avenue expected to open in February. [Diner's Journal]

Brad Farmerie of Public and Double Crown recommends spicing up your turkey this Thanksgiving to make it more memorable. [Wall Street Journal]

A new study found that overweight people are better at detecting food smells. And people in general are better at smelling food after they eat than when they're hungry. [Time]

A roundup of the top 25 restaurant Thanksgiving meals in the city includes Locanda Verde and Colicchio & Sons. [Metromix]

Have a restaurant tip or other food-related news? Send it to fork@villagevoice.com.

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