Everything You Always Wanted to Know About the Restaurant Business

Did you know that Daniel has closed-circuit cameras watching every plate? That’s one of ten dark secrets of the restaurant business [SmartMoney]

How good can a pizza delivered to New York from Oregon be? Pretty damn good, apparently. [Serious Eats]

Balthazar’s not all that — and not just because it’s busy, either. [Diner’s Journal/NYT]

Op-ed: The Restaurant Opportunities Center, which operates Colors, has its employees under a Stalinist reign of terror. According to the Post, natch. [NYP]

Can we all go on responsibly eating dark chocolate when a global cocoa crisis looms? [The Independent]

There’s a three-course "lunch box" for $25 at Le Cirque. [Restaurant Girl]