Joe Chirico Allegedly Served As Mob Extortionist; Femme Fatale's Clubhouse to Be Called Come

Brooklyn Restaurant Association president Joe Chirico, indicted last week along with the Gambino clan, allegedly lived a secret life in which he served as an extortionist for the mob. [NYP]
Related: New York Restaurant Association Big Netted in Gambino Roundup

Foodies all over the country are willing to drop serious money to sit at chefs’ tables, but is it worth the hefty price tag at a place like Café Gray? [WSJ]

If insects aren’t dirty or disease-ridden and they are packed with protein, then why aren’t we eating them? [NYT]
Related: What’s It Take to Get a Decent Grasshopper Around Here?

The name of promoter Emma Cleary’s forthcoming Mott Street nightclub, which will host meetings of her Femme Fatale networking group, is Come. [NYP]
Related: Emma Cleary Seeks ‘Sexiest, Savviest Females’ (and a Few Good Men)

With its new marketing campaigns and disregard for portion control, Burger King is finding success with the lucrative 18-to-24 male demographic, without getting any of the flack McDonald’s would receive. [NYT]

In addition to posting calorie info about their food offerings next month, chain restaurants will be required to display caloric values for beverages, which might harm sales of items like a 440-calorie chocolate martini. [NYP]

Gael Greene reflects on 40 years of writing for New York: “It was definitely more fun being 40 than it is being a critic for 40 years.” [Insatiable Critic]