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Martha Stewart Saves Emiril Lagasse; Mike Huckabee Invited to a Big Gay Dinner Party

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Hummus maker Sabra is leaving its Astoria, Queens location this summer and moving its headquarters to a larger space in Richmond, Va.
[Crain’s]

Yet another look at the popularity of raising chickens in New York City highlights online meeting groups for urban poultry farmers.
[NY Daily News]

Emeril Lagasse credits Martha Stewart, who in 2008 bought the rights to his franchise when he was in debt, with saving his career and empire.
[AP]

Super-sizing has been replaced with a new trend: smaller snack-sized portions. Dairy Queen is the latest to shrink a popular menu item, rolling out Mini Blizzards this summer.
[CNN]

Dan Smith and Steve McDonagh, hosts of the Food Network’s Party Line With the Hearty Boys, have invited notorious homophobe Mike Huckabee to dinner with their son.
[E! Online]

The government will work with the food industry to gradually cut the amount of salt Americans consume, as a way to reduce deaths from hypertension and heart disease.
[Reuters]

Restaurants are expected to report improved sales trends in the first quarter, as well as a continued sense that an industry recovery has begun.
[Nation’s Restaurant News]

Sen. Chuck Schumer’s “Schumwich” sandwich comprises roast beef, banana peppers, pickled jalapeños, extra onions, tomatoes, and pickles, mayo and mustard.
[NY Post]

Think that baconmania is dead? Not quite. The Bagel Stores in Brooklyn have come up with the bacon-and-egg bagel, inspired by Italian lard bread.
[NY Daily News]

A roundup of the worst al fresco dining experiences includes Flex Mussels, The Red Lion, and Benny’s Burritos — all of which expose patrons to construction or traffic fumes.
[NY Post]

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