New Food-Label Law Has Loopholes; Why Marquee Was Really Shut Down This Summer

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The new law requiring food retailers to label produce, meat, and fish with the country of origin probably won't be that effective with all the loopholes that are built into it. [NYT]

It's a trend so familiar to you that it feels like a fact of life: Downtown community boards are increasingly making life hell for restaurateurs and bar owners. [TONY]
Related: David Bouley Stymied by Community Board 1 in Move That's Increasingly Common

El Bulli chef Ferran Adri is taking questions from readers over on the Times' Website. Just don't ask him for a reservation. [Diner's Journal/NYT]

It turns out that Marquee was really closed earlier this summer owing to a sting which uncovered drug trafficking in the club, not just because of a water-main break [NYO]