Garden Cafe Shutters; The Olive Garden Is Why You’re Fat


• Shocker: A new report from the Center for Science in the Public Interest finds that fast-casual restaurants like Olive Garden are by far your least healthy dining option. [NYDN]

• Brooklyn Brewery is one of the Crain’s top 2009 entrepreneurs. [Crain’s]

• Mayor Bloomberg’s proposed five-cent tax on plastic bags has been tabled. [Urbanite/amNY]

• As the fortunes of Swiss banks fall, the bankers’ appetite for Italian food has increased. [NYT]

• Some laid-off Wall Street employees have gone from ordering steak at restaurants like the Palm to serving it. [WSJ]

• David Sigal’s documentary Florent: Queen of the Meat Market will preview at SVA this Saturday. [NYP]

The Garden Cafe, Brooklyn’s No. 1 Zagat-rated restaurant, has shuttered after almost 25 years. [Zagat Buzz]