Is Anthony Bourdain Afraid of Tom Colicchio?; Central Park Boathouse’s $8 Bottled Water May Be Tap


Vinegar tainted with antifreeze may be the culprit in the death of 11 people in China’s far western region of Xinjiang. The tainted vinegar, which sickened another 120, was served during a communal Ramadan feast. [Guardian]

A new Cornell paper looks at the growing problem of fake online reviews. Yelp has declined to remove false reviews designed to “deceive the reader.” [Huffington Post]

Tom Colicchio says that Anthony Bourdain may insult everyone on the Food Network, but won’t come after him, perhaps out of fear. Sounds like a taunt… [Page Six]

Disgruntled Central Park Boathouse workers have revealed that the restaurant has been serving filtered tap water disguised as fancy bottled stuff for $8 for years. [NY Daily News]

The police cracking down on gourmet food trucks in Midtown isn’t all bad: Old-fashioned food carts are now back in the lunchtime limelight. [DNA Info]