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When Reservations Mean Nothing; Chili's Testing BBQ Items

When Reservations Mean Nothing; Chili's Testing BBQ Items

If Walmart is permitted to open stores in New York, local shoppers could be cutting their grocery bills by a third. A recent cost analysis with Key Food revealed that almost all items at Walmart are cheaper. [NY Post]

Baron Ambrosia, the host of Bronx Flavor, recently hosted a dinner of small woodland creatures, including beavers, raccoons, otters, opossum, squirrel, and muskrats. [Diner's Journal]

Restaurants such as the Lion, Beauty & Essex, and Pulino's are pissing people off by taking reservations, but still making people wait for hours for a table. [NY Post]

Chili's is testing several "Slow Smoked BBQ" menu items, including a BBQ Brisket Burger, a Big Mouth BBQ Burrito, a BBQ Rolled Quesadillas, and Smoked Wings. [Nation's Restaurant News]

Misleading health claims on foods, such as "boosts immunity" and "reduces cholesterol" are creating "marketplace chaos," says the Center for Science in the Public Interest. [USA Today]

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