Calorie Law Put on Hold; ‘Top Chef’ Spike to Open Burger Joint

• A judge is barring the Health Department from enforcing the law requiring chain restaurants to display calorie info on menus, until April 14, by which time he’ll have decided what to about the New York State Restaurant Association’s lawsuit against the city. [NYP]

• A list of schools that received shipments of the recently recalled beef has been released by the Department of Agriculture, but there’s still no list of retailers. [NYT]

Top Cheffer Dale Talde explains why he needs to have some attitude in the kitchen: “I’m Asian, not the tallest dude in the world and I look like I’m 12.” [Bottomless Dish/Citysearch]

• After spending last summer out of commission, the Frying Pan is scheduled to reopen at Pier 66 – 66a, to be exact – in May. [City Room/NYT]

Top Cheftestant Spike Mendelsohn is opening a burger-and-shake joint in Washington, D.C., and hopes to one day open branches of it all over the nation. [Eater]

• More bad news for gluttonous bloggers: A new study shows a correlation between obesity and dementia. [The Feed/TONY]
Related: ‘Times’ Asks If NYC Is Fat City No Longer

• Confirmed: Café owners are peeved that Starbucks bought the company that manufactures the high-end Clover coffee brewer. [Diner’s Journal/NYT]