Vets at the Met Get Ticketed; What Is 'Normal' Eating?

The police cracked down on the veterans operating food carts outside the Met on Wednesday, ticketing seven of the vendors. The city says only one vet can operate in front of the museum at a time. [NY Times]

The mental health site PsychCentral.com asks: What does it mean to eat "normally"? With 60 percent of the population overweight, it's not an easy question. A dietitian was cited as saying that normal eating is "going to the table hungry and eating until you are satisfied." [NY Times]

Restaurateur and Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter has turned to his mother to perfect the butter tarts on the menu at Monkey Bar. The Canadian specialty, beloved by Ottawa-bred Carter, is earning American fans at the restaurant. [NY Post]

Yet another look at KFC's gutbomb, the Double Down, a sandwich with two deep-fried chicken breasts instead of a bun: The 1,200-calorie sandwich has more than the daily recommended amount of fat, cholesterol, sodium, and protein. [NY Daily News]

A number of small farms in New York State are offering "haycations." For about the price of a nice hotel room in Manhattan, you can stay on a farm and even perform some farming duties. [NY Times]


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