The Last Supper Gets Supersized; Health Care Reform Troubles Restos

A new study shows that the Last Supper as portrayed in paintings has been supersized over time. The size of the main dish grew by 69 percent between the years 1000 and 2000. Is art imitating life? [AP]

The newly passed health care bill will force restaurants to contribute to health care coverage for their employees, and make menu labeling mandatory. [Nation's Restaurant News]

Subway will launch a breakfast menu nationwide next month, featuring egg and cheese sandwiches on English muffin, flatbread, or its signature six-inch or foot-long breads. [Nation's Restaurant News]

The International Banana Club and Museum near L.A. has 17,000 banana-themed artifacts, the world's largest collection devoted to a fruit. Sadly, its popularity has waned. [Wall Street Journal]

The first lady and daughters were in New York this weekend, stopping into Dylan's Candy Bar, Mesa Grill for brunch, Magnolia Bakery, and the Russian Tea Room for lunch. [NY Post]

Power lunches aren't what they used to be back in "Mad Men" days. Steak and martinis have been replaced by chef salads and diet coke. [NY Post]

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