Marcus Samuelsson's Harlem; Eleven Madison Park's New Menu Format

Being so close to the New York metropolitan area is great for nearby farmers because of the locavoric trend, but difficult because of the high cost of land. [NY Times]

Action Against Hunger set up 10,000 plates in front of the Eiffel tower for an installation called "Banquet Against Hunger" in honor of World Food Day. [Global Times]

Yet another account of the magic of roasting your own pig. This one recommends keeping the coals low and slow, and basting every 30 minutes. [Wall Street Journal]

Marcus Samuelsson reveals his favorite Harlem spots, including Settepani, Dinosaur Bar B Que, 449 LA, and its next-door Jamaican barbecue joint. [NY Post]

Not everyone likes the new menu at Eleven Madison Park, with its radical new format: a minimalist grid listing just 16 ingredients. [NY Post]

McDonald's social media strategy involves Tweets from four or five executives from its communications department and three people from the customer satisfaction department. [Nation's Restaurant News]

The New York State Restaurant Association is happy that both Mayor Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn oppose the city's paid sick leave bill. [Nation's Restaurant News]

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