The POM Papers Leaked; Junior's Celebrates Its 60th Anniversary

Forget the WikiLeaks. The POM Papers detail how POM Wonderful hired the law firm Hogan & Hartson to represent it in an investigation over its purported health claims, racking up more than $600,000 in legal bills that the company refused to pay. [New Yorker]

The NYPD and FDNY went head-to-head in a grill-off sponsored by Morton's Steakhouse, raising $1,200 for the Food Bank for New York City. [Wall Street Journal]

Spark's Deli in Long Island City was the first eatery to get a letter grade from the Department of Health: a big, blue "A," plus an $800 fine for non-food-related violations. [NY Times]

Meanwhile, when asked if he would eat at a restaurant with a C grade, Mayor Bloomberg responded with an emphatic, "No!" [NY Post]

Junior's Cheesecake is celebrating its 60th anniversary with $0.60 slices and free slices with dinner. The actual cost of a plain slice is now $5.99. [NY Daily News]

A native New Yorker living in San Jose has opened a New York-style pizzeria to cater to displaced East Coasters. There's also cannoli and tiramisu shipped from Long Island. [Wall Street Journal]

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