Island Snacks Recall; Industry Bigwigs Bid Cafe des Artistes Adieu


The latest food safety scare involves a snack mix made by Snack King Foods in Rochester called Island Snacks Natures Mix. The product, sold at Kmart, is being recalled due to the detection of undeclared sulfites during routine tests.

BlackBook rounds up the best comfort food spots to be found in Prospect Heights, including the small plates place Beast, local foods haven Franny’s, and neighborhood mainstay Tom’s Restaurant.

Following the shuttering of the storied Cafe des Artistes, restaurant industry heavyweights Drew Nieporent and Graydon Carter reflect on its past: “I wooed my wife there over many a dinner and brunch,” says Nieporent.

In response to a drop in restaurant visits by groups with kids, a number of restaurants are targeting families with healthy foods on the menu, and free food for kids. P.F. Chang and The Cheesecake Factory have also added their first-ever kids’ menus.
[Wall Street Journal]

Michael Pollan says he will still shop at Whole Foods, despite disagreeing with the views its CEO John Mackey holds on health care reform. “Mackey is wrong on health care, but Whole Foods is often right about food,” says Pollan.
[New Majority]