Kobayashi May Not Defend His Hot-Dog Title; Oyster Bar Has Best Year Ever

Kobayashi is suffering from arthritis in his jaw and may not be able to compete in the Hot Dog Battle of the Century on the Fourth of July. [Gothamist]
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Chefs debate what Paris Hilton’s first post-release meal should be: Amalia’s Ivy Stark says salmon, but Wolfgang Puck says pasta. [E!]

Grand Central Oyster Bar had the best year in its history, raking in $14.2 million. A post-fire renovation in 1997 helped a lot. [NYP]

Three Guys Restaurant, a 30-year-old diner on the Upper East Side, may have to fold thanks to a new lease. [NYDN]

Not only are cheese prices going crazy, but milk could jump 50 cents a gallon next month; by the end of the year, a gallon could be $5. [NYDN]

The Park Bistro closed this past weekend, making room for a condo. But it should reopen July 7, two blocks to the south. [Eater]

A chicken-wing fanatic is traveling across New York State with a tent, searching for the perfect wing and making a documentary about his quest. Not unexpectedly, the trip terminates in Buffalo. [Buffalo News]