Introducing ‘Uptown Restaurant Month’; The 20 Worst Kids’ Foods in America


Jamawn Woods, the creator of Soul Daddy, which was the winning concept on America’s Next Great Restaurant but failed miserably weeks after opening, plans to reopen in his hometown of Detroit. [Nation’s Restaurant News]

Tyson is recalling about 131,300 pounds of ground beef after a family in Ohio was sickened by meat from the company contaminated with E. coli. [Chicago Tribune]

The CDC reports that construction workers, miners, and food-service workers are the biggest smokers in the country. [USA Today]

The first-ever Uptown Restaurant Month will celebrate all the best eateries north of 96th Street have to offer throughout October. [DNAInfo]

The new Eat This, Not That features the “20 Worst Kids’ Foods in America,” including the Cheesecake Factory’s Kids Pasta with Alfredo Sauce, weighing in at 1,810 calories. [MarketWatch]

Raw milk from Jerry Dell Farm in Freeville, New York, sickened two people with Campylobacter enteritis. [Food Safety News]

Where to eat and be seen at this weekend’s Food Network NYC Wine & Food Festival festivities. [NY Post]

A poor economy is forcing the Friendly’s restaurant chain to possibly file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and sell off the business. [Wall Street Journal]