Giada Denies John Mayer Hookup; People Still Pissed at Cash-Only Restos
Even Peter Meehan has experienced foodie righteousness gone mad: "What I'm worried about is that as the food thing gets trendier and trendier, at some point the know-it-alls will scare off the casually interested. Maybe even their fellow foot soldiers. Is that sustainable?" [T Magazine]
The Gramercy Tavern's new fall vegetable tasting menu isn't meant to attract vegetarians. Rather, it's a "celebration of vegetables.'' [NY Times]
After a tabloid reported that Giada De Laurentiis and John Mayer hooked up, the Food Network star posted a denial on her website. [CBS News]
Wendy's has replaced its french fries with a skin-on "natural-cut" version seasoned with sea salt, again meant to evoke "natural." [Nation's Restaurant News]
People are still surprised -- and pissed -- that restaurants like Roberta's don't accept credit cards, even though dinner can cost well into the hundreds of dollars. [NY Post]
Recession-weary families with kids are returning to restaurants after a three-year stretch of pulling back from dining out. [Nation's Restaurant News]
Have a restaurant tip or other food-related news? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.