Wine and Beer Taxes Could Rise; Arby’s Has Some Work to Do


• A new Senate proposal could raise the tax on beer by 145 percent and wine by 233 percent. [NYP]

• The Landmarks Preservation Commission ruled that Arby’s must redesign its proposed location on the historic former site of the Gage & Tollner restaurant before opening. [Brooklyn Paper]

• David Chang thinks Andrew Carmellini is the best young Italian chef (says Ken Friedman, Carmellini’s partner in Locanda Verde). [NYP]

• Daniel Carasso, who as president of Dannon helped popularize yogurt worldwide, has died at 103. [NYT]

• Fans of au courant wild watercress, beware! If it grows in polluted waters, it can cause a nasty liver ailment. [WSJ]

• A new London restaurant uses an iPhone-like digital ordering system that eliminates the need for waiters. [Chow]