Food News Roundup
The number of New York City bars and clubs hit bucking the smoking ban was on the rise in 2008. Last year, 6.4% of inspected locales got hit with fines, on the rise from 3.5% in 2007.
There's hope that Barack Obama could be the president to finally bring logic to food safety by creating a single food agency, but, dare we say it, he has some bigger fish to fry first.
[The New York Times]
Representatives from the two Japanese restaurants that paid $104,800 for a 128 kilogram bluefin tuna last week, the highest price for a bluefin in eight years, were a bit meh when they tasted the fish.
King Nut Companies have issued a total recall of its peanut butter after a salmonella outbreak that has so far infected 399 people in 42 states.
Get the Food & Drink Newsletter
Our weekly guide to New York dining includes food news and reviews, as well as dining events and interviews with chefs and restaurant owners.