Jean-Georges Cooks for Obama; Citarella Evicted in Harlem

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Jean-Georges Vongerichten prepared halibut for Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Jimmy Carter at the United Nations last night. Security was so tight that only the chef and one assistant were allowed in the kitchen. [Crain's]

Citarella has been evicted from its Harlem store for failure to do contracted renovations. [City Room/NYT]

Attention Southern-food enthusiasts: Wafels & Dinges is now offering Kool-Aid pickles. [Diner's Journal/NYT]

Roadfood's Jane and Michael Stern regret not including Korean tacos in their new book, 500 Things to Eat Before It's Too Late. [WSJ]

Fortified foods are trendy, but they don't always deliver the health benefits they promise. [WSJ]

Vendors at the McCarren Park Greenmarket are upset about relocation plans, which they fear will hurt business. [Brooklyn Paper]

Perry Farrell, Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello, and Masaharu Morimoto recently dined together at Macao Trading Co. [NYP]

Anti-obesity extremist MeMe Roth is fighting a one-woman war against the sweets being served on special occasions at her daughter's UWS elementary school. [NYT]

More and more children are choosing healthy options like yogurt and grilled chicken at fast-food outlets. [Well/NYT]

It turns out that Dubuque, Iowa, has the highest average burger cost in the nation at $4.29. The nationwide average is $3.12. [Telegraph Herald via A Hamburger Today]