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


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

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.
[San Diego Union-Tribune via 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.

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.

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]