$20,000 Tab at Le Cirque; Andrew Carmellini Good With Two Stars


• Sustainable restaurants are even bigger in London than they are Stateside. [WSJ]

• Andrew Carmellini is perfectly happy with the two-star review Locanda Verde received from the New York Times. [Editors’ Blog/W]

• As more and more Americans get into food, the definition of “food snob” is shifting and encompassing larger groups. [NYDN]

• Wrigley’s has dropped Chris Brown as its spokesman after his arrest for domestic violence. [NYP]

• Philippines president Maria Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo recently ran up a $20,000 tab at Le Cirque. [NYP]

• Michelle Obama took her daughters to get cheeseburgers at Top Chef alum Spike Mendelsohn’s Good Stuff Eatery in D.C. [NYP]

• Sweden’s Lars Kuprik Backman is certain he’s the inspiration for the Swedish Chef Muppet, claiming Jim Henson was likely inspired by his disastrous early-seventies cooking demonstration on Good Morning America. [ABC News]