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]