Little Italy Replaces Greeters with Suave 'Maitre Ds'; Menu Calorie Counts Can't Be Trusted

It appears that Little Italy is trading in its pushy greeters in favor of "outside maitre d's": suave young gentlemen who attract lady tourists with their eyes. [NY Post]

The Hurt Locker star Anthony Mackie's new Bed-Stuy bar, NoBar, welcomed stars like Samuel L. Jackson and Sam Rockwell at its opening. [NY Post]

Soda makers are hitting back against New York and other city health initiatives with requests for documents on the science behind the health claims. [Reuters]

A group of Hindu diners have been granted the right to demand to be flown to India for a purification ceremony after being served meat in a New Jersey restaurant. [Diner's Journal]

Yet another piece on the plight of food-truck operators. This time, a look at their parking strategies. [NY Times]

A study has found that some 40 percent of food items on restaurant menus contained at least 10 more calories than stated. [Bloomberg]

Michelle Obama has joined forces with Walmart, Walgreens, SuperValu, and other supermarket chains to invade food deserts with some 1,500 new stores. [USA Today]

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