Top Buzzy Openings of 2010; Worst Food Safety Scandals of 2009
What are some of the buzziest openings to look forward to in 2010? Keith McNally and Nate Appleman's Pulino's Bar and Pizzeria, natch. But also Loreley Williamsburg, Zak Pelaccio's Fatty Cue, and No. 7 Sub in the Ace Hotel. [Metromix]
The city is getting increasingly lax on smoking speakeasies. No bar has ever been shuttered for repeat smoking violations, and the number of establishments hit with fines for smoking infractions has dropped to 1.7 percent in 2009 from 6.4 percent in 2008. [NY Post]
John Mackey, the CEO of Whole Foods, sees himself as a "daddy" to his 54,000 employees. After recently giving up vegetable oils, sugar, other processed foods, he is taking Whole Foods back into a strict health food direction. [New Yorker]
The Food Network, in association with the Wildlife Conservation Society, hosted an ice carving competition at the Bronx Zoo. Jeff Scarpa, from Connecticut, won with his meticulously detailed sculpture of a shark and a sea turtle above a coral reef. [Zoo and Aquarium Visitor]
Every publication is putting out its end-of-year round-ups, and Food Safety News is no different. Its top 10 food safety news stories of 2009 include the Nestle chocolate-chip cookie dough debacle and salmonella in peanuts. [Food Safety News]
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