Michelle Obama Writing a Healthy Food Book; Coffee The Musical Coming to Broadway

Vikram Chatwal is being sued by the group that owns such Meatpacking spots as Abe & Arthur's over the deal he had allegedly promised them to run hospitality operations for his forthcoming Downtown Dream Hotel, which he later gave to the group that owns Marquee. [NY Post]

Michelle Obama will write a book about the organic garden she planted on the South Lawn of the White House, scheduled for a 2012 release. [NY Times]

Diet Coke sales overtook those of Pepsi-Cola for the first time in 2010, making the diet soda the No. 2 carbonated soft drink in the country behind Coca-Cola. [Wall Street Journal]

The theater producer Robert Galinsky has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help bring Coffee the Musical to Broadway later this year. [Diner's Journal]

Dorie Greenspan offers up five easy (and seasonal) recipes for artichoke dishes. Spring has indeed just about sprung. [Wall Street Journal]

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