Restaurant Bust Expectations Busted; Will Whole Foods' John Mackey Be Ousted?

A union-backed investor has accused Whole Foods CEO John Mackey of damaging the company's reputation and called for him to be ousted following a controversial anti-health care reform op-ed he wrote in The Wall Street Journal. [NY Post]

Chefs like Mario Batali and Marcus Samuelsson are modifying their menus to include lower-priced options alongside the luxury items. They still use caviar, foie gras, and truffles, but interspersed with cheaper ingredients like pork belly and ox tail. [USA Today]

The recession didn't cause as much of a restaurant bust as expected. Steve Cuozzo admits he was among those who anticipated mass closings, but is glad to see that the city's dining scene has managed to weather the economic storm quite well. [NY Post]

Following the American Heart Association report stating that adult men and women need to cut down dramatically on their added sugars intake, here's a tip: Check the label for such added sweeteners as dextrose, glucose, and sucrose. [Wall Street Journal]

Yet another piece on urban beekeeping cites John Feldman of Frankies Spuntino and Brandon Hoy and Eddie Diaz from Roberta's, who together keep bees on their as yet unidentified Brooklyn rooftop. [NY Daily News]

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