New Tavern on the Green Operator Named; Get Your GMO-Free Foods Now

The Non-GMO Project is an industry group that has started a campaign to test products that claim to be free of biotech ingredients. Those that test successfully will get to sport a label saying they are GMO-free. [NY Times]

Some 512 restaurants have closed this past year, including Upper West Side mainstay Cafe des Artistes, Upper East Side brasserie La Goulue, and Greenwich Village newcomer Elettaria. [NY Daily News]

The new Tavern on the Green operator has been announced: Dean J. Poll, who runs the Central Park Boathouse, will take over the lease Dec. 31 from the LeRoy family, which ran Tavern for 20 years. [NY Times]

Sheila Lukins, owner of the Silver Palate food shop and an author of four Silver Palate cookbooks, died on Sunday at age 66 at her home in Manhattan. [NY Times]

The Post rounds up the city's best haute fried chicken and hot dogs, including the Fatty dog, the Chicago-style chili cheese dog at Gus and Gabriel, and (groan) the Korean-style and salted buttermilk chicken at Momofuku. [NY Post]

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