Tasting Events in Queens and Brooklyn; Has Bed-Stuy Gone Gourmet?

A new bill requiring the Health Department to report the number of permits it issues each year to food trucks and carts was introduced yesterday. [NY Post]

Manhattan isn't the only borough with fancy tasting events. Taste of Sunnyside kicks off tonight and A Taste of Sheepshead Bay will debut October 27. [NY Daily News]

A record 25,000 shoppers showed up for the opening of the first Massachusetts outpost of the New York-based Wegmans this past weekend. [Boston Globe]

Sandra Lee has been dishing on life with Governor Cuomo again, this time at a panel about women's economic empowerment at NYU. [NY Times]

Unless food becomes more affordable and available, more than 1 billion people will go hungry, warned U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at World Food Day in Rome. [UN News Centre]

Guinea's president, whose regime is accused of rights abuses, was a no-show at the U.N. forum on the food crisis in Rome at which he was supposed to speak. [Washington Post]

Some 31 million Americans skip breakfast every day, which research shows can lead to snacking and an increased risk of obesity. [NY Daily News]

Has Bed-Stuy gone gourmet? A roundup of upscale eateries in the neighborhood includes Do or Dine and Sud Vino e Cucina. [NY Post]

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