Rachael Ray Gets Into the Burger Business; Graydon Carter Parts Seas of Traffic

The latest from inside the industry: Rachael Ray does burgers, a Long Island burger joint does iPods, and Graydon Carter doesn’t want you honking if you’re hungry.

• Rachael Ray opening a joint serving swordfish and 189 other types of burgers. [Fishbowl]

• Mickey D’s gets a makeover and American Burger Company in Hicksville debuts individual iPod jukeboxes. Plus, a new Chipotle and trackside chili delivery in Grand Central Terminal. [NYS]

• In search of beauty rest, Graydon Carter tries to reverse the laws of traffic near his Ye Waverly Inn. [Eater]

• Michelin editor Jean-Luc Naret tells of his favorite cities for dining (none of them French) and the best pickup restaurant in NYC. [UrbanDaddy]

• Chef Akhtar Nawab gets the boot two weeks before the opening of Allen and Delancey; Eric Lind takes over at Flatbush Farm. [NYT]

• Newly relocated Mekong and others throw open their doors. [Eater]

• Some outer-borough openings, including a bistro on Bedford. [Eater]

Izakayas are blowing up. [Nation’s Restaurant News]