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For Viagra Soup, Head to Brooklyn & Queens; Connecticut Attorney General Doubts ‘Smart Choices’

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Mayor Bloomberg is not only in the midst of an election, but has now placed himself smack in the middle of the bagel wars. He recently raved about an onion bagel he ate during a visit to Fairway market in Red Hook, claiming it was “one of the best bagels” he’d ever had.
[NY Daily News]

The new film, Food Beware: The French Organic Revolution, tells the story of a small school in France that went organic. The Times calls it “cheerfully one-sided,” with its “health-based approach, buttressed by frightening statistics about cancer rates among children.”
[NY Times]

For $32 a bowl, three Spanish-American restaurants in Brooklyn and Queens are selling “Viagra soup” to patrons. The seafood stew at El Rey Restaurant I, II, and III is chock-full of fish, shrimp, lobster, crabs, clams, and half a shot of tequila, but no little blue pills.
[NY Daily News]

In response to the “Smart Choices” labeling campaign, the Connecticut attorney general has launched an investigation, expressing concern to Kellogg’s, General Mills, and PepsiCo that the program was “overly simplistic, inaccurate and ultimately misleading.”
[NY Times]

A judge has allowed a bankrupt Tavern on the Green to stay open during the lucrative Christmas season and accept restaurant and party reservations through New Year’s Eve, adding that “two weeks to a month” in January would be “a reasonable transition period.”
[NY Times]

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