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Chicken Fingers Clutch at America’s Youth; Eco-Rebels Reject Bottled Water

United States of Arugula author (and friend of Grub Street) David Kamp worries for the next generation: “America is in the grips of a nefarious chicken-finger pandemic, in which a blandly tasty foodstuff has somehow become the de facto official nibble of our young.” [NYT]

Doing their part for Mother Earth, more restaurants are eschewing bottled water and the profits it brings. But only Del Posto is on board in New York. [NYT]

Other restaurants are looking to inflate water prices even more: “When paired correctly with fine wines, particular waters enhance subtle flavors and fragrances, allowing for the ultimate dining experience.” [Chef Magazine]

Ed “Jean Luc” Kleefield is now changing the name of Sag Harbor’s Mumbo Gumbo to Black Buoy Bar & Grill. [NYP]
Related: Prime 103 Does Owe a Debt — to Angelo and Maxie’s [Grub Street]

Patricia Yeo’s new menu by is set to debut on Monday at Monkey Bar. Look for dishes like salt-and-pepper chicken, wasabi-pea-crusted sturgeon, and tempura onion rings with blue-cheese dressing. [NYT]
Related: Patricia Yeo Leaving Sapa, Opening Rib House; Something About a Monkey [Grub Street]

Gordon Ramsay to open an L.A. restaurant with Victoria and David Beckham, despite having recently played a nasty trick involving two doomed lambs on the former Spice Girl. [CatererSearch]

Parea set to get a new chef, Charlie Palmer veteran Brian Goodman; the space that formerly housed 7Square will now become yet another Serafina. [Eater]

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