Flushing Residents Ask Asian Market to Be Their New Key Food; Competitive Eater Kobayashi Freed


Condé Nast is turning some of its best-known magazine names into restaurants in Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. Can a Vanity Fair Café here on U.S. soil be far behind?
[Wall Street Journal]

The recent closure of a Key Food in Flushing has led residents to ask a new Asian market in the area to cater to them by stocking Boar’s Head bologna, bagels, and pet food.
[Wall Street Journal]

Japanese eating champion Takeru Kobayashi was let off the hook following an arrest at a hot dog eating contest on July 4, provided he stays out of trouble for six months.

Sting and wife Trudie Styler have opened an organic food store on their Italian estate, selling everything from their own olive oil to wine, honey, and salami.
[Monsters & Critics]

A recent study links high levels of Bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical compound found in plastics and some metal cans, to low sperm counts in men.
[Metro UK]

Quong Hop, one of the largest tofu makers in California, may not recover from having to stop production following a food safety recall due to contamination.
[NY Times]

Wendy’s may be planning to expand to Russia next year, having posted an item on its international website saying it’s seeking prospective franchisees there.
[Nation’s Restaurant News]

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