Brooklyn Is Fat; Ruth Does Television


According to the state Health Department, nearly 60 percent of Brooklyn is overweight or obese. The borough is filled with fast-food joints, especially in downtown and central Brooklyn.
[NY Daily News]

Russell Christoff is the man on the Taster’s Choice label, but only realized it in 2002. He was paid $250 to model for the brand back in 1986, and the statute of limitations may have run out on his claim that the company owes him more money.
[Wall Street Journal]

Gourmet will premiere a new television program on October 17 entitled Gourmet’s Adventures With Ruth, in which editor Ruth Reichl travels the world visiting cooking schools with celebrities like Frances McDormand and Lorraine Bracco.

Momofuku’s $100 fried chicken reservation isn’t the only exceptional bird in town. Check out the perfect fried chicken at Koreatown’s K-Town Chicken and Hof, the Schnitzel & Things food truck, and even the Brooklyn pizzeria Roberta’s.
[NY Daily News]

The American Beverage Association has launched a $2 million ad campaign against a tax on soda, depicting it as a tax on “simple pleasures.” The group has teamed up with the National Restaurant Association and the Grocery Manufacturers Association for the cause.
[USA Today]

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on August 18, 2009


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