Servers to Strip; Jamie Oliver Wears a Fat Suit; Gordon Ramsay Gross-out

Has Halloween come early? Bars disguise themselves to avoid the liquor ban, lettuce may be the new spinach, Gordon Ramsay's secret sister emerges from the shadows, and more.

First the trans-fat fighters came for NYC. Then, D.C. Now, if N.J. lawmakers have their way, you won't even be able to water-taxi your way to the stuff. [Nation's Restaurant News].

Having cracked down on spinach, the E. coli police go after green-leaf lettuce. [Los Angeles Times]

Bars evade the booze freeze by posing as restaurants (and if that doesn't work, they'll buy pairs of mustache glasses). [NYP]

Topping off a recent slew of testosteropenings Lonesome Dove, Porter House, etc. Corio promises servers in skivvies. [NYDN]

Tony Bourdain and other food scribes recall no-can-do assignments; says Peter Elliot, "publicists should have their heads examined." [Snack]

Glasgow and (soon) London get a Priceline-style Website for haggling over the dinner bill. Will there come a day when we can ask Daniel, "How does 50 bucks for the prix-fixe sound?" [Sunday Herald]

Gordon Ramsay tells all, unfortunately, including how the name of his first restaurant was inspired by his penis. (Also, something about a long lost sister.) [Chow]

Does Jamie Oliver fancy himself the new Ali G? First he gave a sophomoric fake interview on Danish television; now his fat suit causes a stir. [Daily Mirror]