Danny Meyer Won’t Take Tavern on the Green; NYC Calorie Law Could Go Nationwide


• Danny Meyer has withdrawn his name from the competition to take over Tavern on the Green, saying that “the overall business opportunity unfortunately did not make sense for us at this time.” [NYO]

• Kirsten Gillibrand is co-sponsoring a law that would require all restaurants nationwide with twenty or more locations to display calorie information on their menus. [Crain’s]

• A former Southern Hospitality waitress is suing the restaurant for sexual harassment. [NYP]

• Most chain restaurants are faring poorly in the recession, but P.F. Chang’s is thriving. [Slate]

• Seventies child actor Mason Reese, best known for the Underwood Deviled Ham commercials, is opening Destination Bar and Grille on Avenue A. [NYP]

• Burrata is on the menu everywhere from Flex Mussels to Smith’s. [NYP]

• Williamsburg’s Grande Monuments sells two things: tombstones and fresh bread. [Urbanite/amNY]

• Gordon Ramsay’s alleged mistress appeared on the Hell’s Kitchen season finale. [Eat Me Daily]

• Bánh mì aren’t the only Asian sandwiches in town. Mix things up with a bulgogi dog at New York Hotdog & Coffee or the lamb burger at Xi’an Famous Foods. [Metromix]