Tao Sued by Workers; Cozy Soup ’n Bullets on Broadway

• Jamón ibérico de bellota, the prized acorn-fed Spanish ham, will finally be (legally) available in U.S restaurants starting in July, probably for around $50 a plate. [WSJ]
Related: Mere Mortals Confront the Ultimate Ham

• Guns were fired outside Cozy Soup ‘n Burger when two groups got into a fight shortly before 5:30 a.m. on Saturday. [NYDN]

Tao is the latest restaurant to be sued by its workers for misappropriating tips and not paying for overtime. [Nation’s Restaurant News]

• The weak economy is taking its toll on the profits of bar workers, who note that tips have shrunk to as little as 10 percent recently. [NYP]

• Nearly 30 nations have cut down on food exports so their own people can eat at affordable prices, meaning some costs will continue to increase for the rest of the world. [NYT]