Flushing Residents Ask Asian Market to Be Their New Key Food; Competitive Eater Kobayashi Freed

Condé Nast is turning some of its best-known magazine names into restaurants in Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. Can a Vanity Fair Café here on U.S. soil be far behind? [Wall Street Journal]

The recent closure of a Key Food in Flushing has led residents to ask a new Asian market in the area to cater to them by stocking Boar's Head bologna, bagels, and pet food. [Wall Street Journal]

Japanese eating champion Takeru Kobayashi was let off the hook following an arrest at a hot dog eating contest on July 4, provided he stays out of trouble for six months. [AP]

Sting and wife Trudie Styler have opened an organic food store on their Italian estate, selling everything from their own olive oil to wine, honey, and salami. [Monsters & Critics]

A recent study links high levels of Bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical compound found in plastics and some metal cans, to low sperm counts in men. [Metro UK]

Quong Hop, one of the largest tofu makers in California, may not recover from having to stop production following a food safety recall due to contamination. [NY Times]

Wendy's may be planning to expand to Russia next year, having posted an item on its international website saying it's seeking prospective franchisees there. [Nation's Restaurant News]

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