Plus: historic dining, and what foodies want from Obama, all in our morning news roundup.
• 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]