You’ll Never Guess What Zabar’s Renamed Its Fake Lobster Salad; Le Colonial Restaurant Sued


Zabar’s has renamed its lobster salad after complaints that it contains no actual lobster. The crayfish-based product will henceforth be known as “zabster zalad.”
[NY Times]

For decades, patrons at 21 Club‘s bar were forced to stand. Next month, the new bar will be unveiled, featuring 10 bar stools.
[NY Times]

Gordon Ramsay’s financial woes migrated to Australia this month, where his year-old maze and maze Grill restaurants, in debt for some $5 million, were put into liquidation.
[Wall Street Journal]

A few openings to look out for this fall: the Hung Huynh-cheffed restaurant in the Meatpacking, Floyd Cardoz’s North End Grill, and Matthew Lightner’s Atera.
[NY Post]

The Food Bank for New York City has announced that food-stamp recipients who lost food due to Hurricane Irene can reclaim the value of their losses.
[Wall Street Journal]

The latest labor lawsuit is against Le Colonial Restaurant, in Midtown, where Chinese workers say they were forced to take meal breaks in bathroom stalls.

Foodily has launched a Facebook app that allows users to share recipes, search friends’ recipes, and keep track of what friends are cooking.