Inflation Running Rampant; Richman Hits Terroir

• Americans are currently experiencing the highest inflation in food prices in seventeen years. While last year’s increase of 4 percent was well over the average of 2.5 percent, this year could be even worse. [NYDN]

• Guests were stunned at Time Out New York’s Eat Out Awards ceremony when the Mermaid Inn won for best place to be seen. [Feed/TONY]

• Just because a wine is kosher doesn’t mean it has to taste like sugar-loaded Manischewitz. [Zagat Buzz]

• Now that your taxes are done, feast on some free bar snacks at Pastis, Bemelman’s Bar, and Peasant Wine Bar. [Gridskipper]
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• Alan Richman finds Terroir to be overrun by tables of girls. [Forked/GQ]