City to Save Food Factories; Food Prices to Keep Soaring Well Into 2012


Everybody wants a tip these days, from hot-dog vendors to butchers. Vegan bakery BabyCakes even has a gimmick with two tip jars that let customers choose which one to contribute to.
[Wall Street Journal]

Several of New York’s largest food factories have shut down in the past two years, but the city has plans to save the industry.
[NY Times]

A recent tasting at the Roger Smith Hotel comprised six courses of ice cream dishes, including tenderloin meat with caramel ice cream, and seafood and sorbet.
[NY Daily News]

The Cheesecake Factory and P.F. Chang’s have been the hardest hit by rising gas prices. Chipotle and Starbucks have also felt the pinch.
[Nation’s Restaurant News]

The U.N. food agency has just announced that rising food prices show no signs of letting up. In fact, the cost of food will remain high and volatile until at least 2012.