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PETA Frees Giant Lobster; Theater District Restaurants Feel the Pinch

• George the Giant Lobster, a 20-pound, 80-year-old crustacean formerly on display at City Crab, has been liberated by the efforts of PETA activists. [NYDN]

• The closing of more than a dozen Broadway shows in January is bad news for Theater District restaurants like Sardi's. [Urbanite/amNY]

• Government officials are hoping that Barack Obama will create a single food agency to reconcile the confusion brought on by the current system, in which responsibility for food is split by the FDA and the Department of Agriculture. [NYT]

• Alan Geisler, creator of the red onion hot-dog condiment, has passed away at 78. [NYP]

• Dine historically in Carroll Gardens with visits to the 86-year-old G. Esposito and Sons Pork Store and Ferdinando's Foccaceria, which has been in business for over a century. [Lost City]

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