In California, the Happy Meal Goes the Way of the Dodo Bird; Donatella Arpaia Dons Chef’s Whites


Santa Clara County, south of San Francisco, has decided to ban Happy Meal and other promotional toys that often accompany kids’ meals at fast-food chains.
[NY Times]

The recipe-testing battle between and Cook’s Illustrated continues, and the results will be posted on Slate.
[ABC News]

Donatella Arpaia is opening a new Neapolitan pizza restaurant and this time the Versace-sporting restaurateur will be the executive chef.
[NY Times]

New Orleans is making a culinary comeback and Sam Sifton reveals his picks for the best places to experience it: August, Cochon, and Emeril’s.
[NY Times]

The Obama administration has banned two synthetic additives found in infant formula or baby foods certified as organic.
[Washington Post]

Want some advice on where to lunch from a random group of New Yorkers? Tommy Hilfiger recommends Viand Coffee Shop, Donald Trump likes Trump Grill.
[NY Post]

Socialite Cornelia Guest is debuting a line of chocolate-chip vegan cookies that she hopes to eventually sell to local bakeries, national retailers, and airlines.
[Wall Street Journal]