Celebs Tell Nobu to Lose the Tuna; Waterpod Strikes Deal With Greenmarket


• Could this be the end of tuna hand rolls at Nobu? Celebs including Sting, Charlize Theron, Sienna Miller, and Woody Harrelson wrote a letter to Nobu, asking the restaurant to stop serving bluefin tuna, and Drew Nieporent told the Post, “We are going to do the right thing.” [NYP]

• Danny Meyer calls his new restaurant in the Gramercy Park Hotel a “recession baby,” but he’s not sure what to actually call it. [NYO]

• “Fancier food on lunch trucks doesn’t necessarily mean better food,” but that hasn’t stopped a nationwide fleet of gourmet trucks from popping up. [WSJ]

• The Waterpod, a barge that will become an open-to-the-public project in sustainable living (à la biosphere), will grow food and have a chicken coop. But if that doesn’t work out, the artists living on board will barter for food with the Union Square Greenmarket. [NYT]

• Major wine auction houses like Zachys, Acker Merrall & Condit, and Christie’s are cutting the asking prices for bottles of Bordeaux, Burgundy, and Barolo. [Reuters]

• According to a study, people have to concentrate so hard when they use self-checkout that they don’t make impulse snack-food buys near the register and they tend to be thinner. [Yum Sugar]