Little Italy Replaces Greeters with Suave ‘Maitre Ds’; Menu Calorie Counts Can’t Be Trusted


It appears that Little Italy is trading in its pushy greeters in favor of “outside maitre d’s”: suave young gentlemen who attract lady tourists with their eyes.
[NY Post]

The Hurt Locker star Anthony Mackie’s new Bed-Stuy bar, NoBar, welcomed stars like Samuel L. Jackson and Sam Rockwell at its opening.
[NY Post]

Soda makers are hitting back against New York and other city health initiatives with requests for documents on the science behind the health claims.

A group of Hindu diners have been granted the right to demand to be flown to India for a purification ceremony after being served meat in a New Jersey restaurant.
[Diner’s Journal]

Yet another piece on the plight of food-truck operators. This time, a look at their parking strategies.
[NY Times]

A study has found that some 40 percent of food items on restaurant menus contained at least 10 more calories than stated.

Michelle Obama has joined forces with Walmart, Walgreens, SuperValu, and other supermarket chains to invade food deserts with some 1,500 new stores.
[USA Today]