The latest industry news: politicians enforcing draconian restaurant rules, restaurant requiring waitresses to tan, Rachael Ray earns backhand compliment.
Score one for the little guys: A city worker gets busted doling out fake fines. [NYDN]
Cellies to stay in city eateries. [NYS]
Ralph Lauren looking to buy a dining and lodging club in the Hamptons? [NYP]
"Forty is the new thirty," according to one of the many restaurants charging the big four-oh for entrées. [NYT]
Rachael Ray: "Ditzy like a fox." [NYT]
Study shows that restaurants dish out heaping helpings. [USA Today]