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Teetotalers Welcome in Recession; Inwood Hates Mister Softee

• Restaurants are changing their attitudes about customers who don't drink, says Frank Bruni. [Diner's Journal/NYT]

• The Food Network has launched Food.com, an online recipe portal. [Blisstree]

• Inwood residents accuse the Mister Softee truck of playing its infernal jingle for hours. [NYDN]

• Though wine producers remain torn on Governor Paterson's proposal to sell wine in grocery stores, wine-drinking New Yorkers are generally in favor of it. [Urbanite/amNY]

• The owner of Arthur Avenue Bakery in the Bronx is facing 44 felony counts and over 200 misdemeanors for allegedly denying workers overtime and the minimum wage. [City Room/NYT]

• Bargain-hungry consumers are increasingly choosing generic foods rather than name brands, and some big food manufacturers are lowering prices to compete. [WSJ]

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