When the Restaurateur Is the Face of the Restaurant; the Scene at the Food Allergy Ball

Charles Masson of La Grenouille, Ken Aretsky of Aretsky's Patroon, and even Danny Meyer with his rounds at Union Square Café are among the city's last iconic restaurateurs who rule the dining room. [NY Times]

Congress may have passed new healthy food regulations for school lunches, but the capital is experiencing a high-end junk food craze, with several fancy hot dog and burger joints opening nearby. [NY Times]

The Food Allergy Ball, held recently at the Waldorf-Astoria, featured dancing EpiPens and Claritin tablets, guests dressed in peanut costumes, and gluten-free gift bags. [Wall Street Journal]

Sun Tung Lok in Hong Kong's Tsim Sha Tsui District is the latest Chinese restaurant to be awarded the Michelin Guide's top rating of three stars. So, has it affected business? [Wall Street Journal]

The Post challenges three chefs -- Eric Ripert, Donatella Arpaia, and John DeLucie -- to make a high-end meal for $50. [NY Post]

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