‘Wichcraft Awarded Top NYC Honors; Shake Shack Defended

Regional-food gurus Jane and Michael Stern say that their favorite New York sandwich is the bacon, egg, and gorgonzola from wichcraft. [NYDN]

One of New Yorks top burger experts evaluates Steve Cuozzos takedown of Shake Shack in the Post, taking issue with key points in the article. [AHT]

Chef Michael Schulson is said, in an unconfirmed report, to be leaving Buddakan. [Eater]

Scott Conants first gig after Alto and LImpero, a casual consulting gig at Sag Harbors Tutto Il Giorno, is producing characteristic Conant cooking. [RG]
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A fight broke out in Bridgehamptons Alison when a waiter head butted the hostess to the floor during the height of the dinner rush, and another waiter had to spring to her defense. [NYP]

The glorious workers revolution continues in Philadelphia, where illegal immigrants who cleaned up at the Hard Rock Caf, the House of Blues, and Planet Hollywood are suing their employer, a janitorial company, for unpaid wages. [Courier-Post]

Happy hour lives! The MTA relents on its threat to ban the cocktail car from commuter trains. [NYT]