Fast-Food Chains Try to Get In on the Food Stamp Game; Marcus Samuelsson to Debut Pop-up

Health advocates are worried about fast-food chains trying to get in on the food-stamp program. Taco Bell, KFC, and Pizza Hut are all lobbying to get involved. [USA Today]

More on the effects of Tropical Storm Irene on farms in upstate New York, New Jersey, and Vermont: Greenmarkets are about to start looking rather bare. [NY Times]

If you're going out for Fashion's Night Out, consider these Lincoln Center options: Lincoln Ristorante, Gastroarte, and Kelvin Slush Truck, which will be parked nearby. [NY Post]

An op-ed calling for the reintroduction of home-ec classes in schools reminds us that the program originally taught the importance of making good, nutritious meals. [NY Times]

A new study suggests that black kids are more than twice as likely as whites to have common food allergies, especially to peanuts. [Time]

Marcus Samuelsson is the latest to jump on the pop-up bandwagon. Global Street Food, in the café at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center, will coincide with Fashion Week. [Diner's Journal]

Conni's Avant Garde Restaurant is an elaborate meal and performance with musical numbers, showing this month at the Irondale Center in Brooklyn. [Brooklyn Rail]

Your kids' school lunch program may start to look different this year. Expect involvement from professional chefs and restaurants. [Nation's Restaurant News]

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