Restaurants Not Feeling the Love Last Night; Menu Secrets Kept From Riffraff

A brutal Valentine’s Day for New York restaurants, battered by cancellations owing to the lousy weather. [WCBS]

Many of the city’s best restaurants have off-the-menu specials: foie gras donuts at Telepan, Daniel Boulud’s lobster ravioli at Le Cirque, and more, all revealed here. [Restaurant Girl]

Chocolate, of all things, turns out to be New York’s No. 1 specialty-food export — if you eat it on the East Coast, chances are it came from here. Food processing is “by far the most stable major manufacturing sector” in the city, and one of the last. [NYT]

Salmonella-tainted Peter Pan peanut butter out there on the shelves. [UticaOD]

On the occasion of the Chinese New Year, a rather useful dumpling guide that even extends out to Queens. [amNY]

More on the question of whether openings are overexposed, this time with a blue-ribbon panel of publicists. (Tuesday was chefs; tomorrow, media people themselves.) [Snack]

Jazz trumpeter John McNeil, characterized by the Times as “one of the best improvisers in the business,” performs every Sunday at Biscuit Barbecue in Park Slope. [NYT]