Pepsi to Cut Sodium with Designer Salt; The American Diner is Changing

PepsiCo has pledged to cut sodium levels in its products and is hoping a new "designer" salt will help them do so. The new salt could reduce sodium by 25 percent in the company's Lay's Classic potato chips, and even more so in flavors like Sour Cream & Onion. [Wall Street Journal]

Despite Japan being a big winner in the bluefin ban being denied last week, its countrymen are reportedly eating less fish. [Wall Street Journal]

The Bromberg brothers of the Blue Ribbon restaurant are finally coming out with their own cookbook, 18 years and nine restaurants in the making. [NY Magazine]

A survey of the changing American diner found that people want better food, even in casual dining restaurants -- and they don't want to have to book a table to get it. [Nation's Restaurant News]

College professor Tom Angotti is hoping to turn an empty lot between an apartment building and a pedestrian bridge in Brooklyn into a community farm. [NY Daily News]

Vanderbilt Avenue in Prospect Heights may be the latest restaurant row in Brooklyn with cocktails lounge Weather Up and Saul Bolton's Vanderbilt attracting eaters and drinkers. [NY Post]


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