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Freedom Tower Seeks Restaurant Developer; Le Cirque Does Restaurant Week All Month

Starting today, the Port Authority is accepting early bids from developers for control of a two-story restaurant atop the Freedom Tower, with a grand opening slated for early 2013. [The Real Estate/NYO]

More bad news about the FDA: It’s “so understaffed that, at its current pace, the agency would need at least 27 years to inspect every foreign medical device plant that exports to the United States, 13 years to check every foreign drug plant and 1,900 years to examine every foreign food plant.” [NYT]

Le Cirque’s Restaurant Week menus are such a hit that the Maccioni clan is going to make them available every weekday in February. [Zagat]

Subway is suing Quiznos for initiating a contest inviting consumers to produce commercials advertising Quiznos sandwiches as “superior” to Subway’s. [NYT]

Pay attention to the price of wine you order, because sommeliers aren’t going to offend you by mentioning the price of the bottle, even if you mistakenly order a $2,000 bottle of Screaming Eagle. [Diner’s Journal/NYT]

If you’re clueless about romance, this list of ten lovey-dovey spots should help you out. [NYDN]

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