The Locavore Movement Makes Chefs Travel; Red Hook Vendors Get Achievement Award


The locavore movement means that chefs must now regularly travel to farms in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania.
[NY Times]

Two of the stars of HBO’s Entourage — Kevin Connolly and Kevin Dillon — are among the investors backing a new Saratoga restaurant.
[NY Post]

Jonathan Benno has enlisted his dad to help build fixtures for his forthcoming restaurant, Lincoln, just as he did for Per Se.
[Diner’s Journal]

Al Yeganeh, the man on whom the Seinfeld Soup Nazi character was based, did not show up for the reopening of his Midtown soup shop, the Original SoupMan.
[Wall Street Journal]

The Red Hook food vendors received an “achievement award” from Small Business Services for fostering economic opportunity in the neighborhood.
[Brooklyn Paper]

The number of restaurants in the United States fell by 1 percent this year — or 5,204 units — compared with the total number recorded in the spring of 2009.
[Nation’s Restaurant News]