$12 Coffee at Café Grumpy; No Kids Allowed at the Empire Room


The Country Cooking of Ireland by Colman Andrews, a co-founder of Saveur, won the James Beard award for Cookbook of the Year, while Real Cajun by Donald Link took top honors in the U.S. category.
[ABC News]

The anti-corn syrup movement started in the natural and organic food world, but has now spread to the mainstream. Sales of the ingredient have fallen and will continue to do so.
[NY Times]

Café Grumpy serves a $12 cup of coffee made from handpicked beans grown in Ethiopia at its locations in Park Slope, Greenpoint, and Chelsea.
[NY Post]

At the new Empire Room cocktail lounge, says Hospitality Holdings owner Mark Grossich, the dress code prohibits fanny packs, baseball caps, and children.
[NY Post]

Au Bon Pain is testing miniature baked goods, including small muffins and croissants, which resulted from a request from doctors at the Cleveland Clinic Heart Hospital.
[Nation’s Restaurant News]

Indian doctors are studying an 83-year-old yogi, who says went without food and water for 70 years, with round-the-clock observation.

An oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico has led to a ban on fishing, which threatens the livelihood of farmers from Louisiana to Florida.
[NY Times]