Hodgson Out at the Observer; Coke, Pepsi Test Smaller Bottles


• The New York Observer has stopped running Moira Hodgson’s restaurant reviews, the financing for which, she claims, has “been coming out of my pocket.” [Diner’s Journal/NYT]

• Coke and Pepsi are market-testing smaller bottles for more frugal customers. [WSJ]

• Wayne Nish, formerly of March and Spitzer’s Corner, has moved to Singapore and is executive chef at a “New York–styled restaurant” called Privé. [Diner’s Journal/NYT]

• The former home of the Fulton Fish Market has been identified as a “contributing component” in the South Street historic district, a move that could help save the building from demolition. [City Room/NYT]

• Berkeley’s Thai Buddhist temple serves one of the most popular brunches in town, and neighbors want to use zoning rules to stop it. [WSJ]