Katie Lee and Billy Joel Split; Food Costs Are Up

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Katie Lee Joel and Billy Joel are divorcing, presumably not over a patty-melt dispute. [Daily Intel]

The cost of food eaten at home or in city restaurants is up 2.9 percent over last year, says the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. [City Room/NYT]

Its man versus beast at Coney Island on July 3, when competitive eaters will try to eat more hot-dog buns than a team of elephants. [Brooklyn Paper]

Paula Deens husband is writing My Delicious Life With Paula Deen. [AOL Food via Serious Eats]

A Brooklyn Heights ice-cream vendor was arrested for peddling without a license. [NYP]

Proposed legislation would give the FDA authority to order food recalls, impose new civil penalties and require companies to follow food-safety standards. [WSJ]

When it comes to diet food, frozen entres usually taste better. [WSJ]