Bento Boxes on the Rise; Stella D’Oro Moves to Ohio


• Bento boxes are increasingly popular with Americans. [NYT]

• Food company Lance Inc. has agreed to purchase Stella D’Oro, but it plans to move manufacturing from the Bronx to Ohio. [NYP]

• Sylvia Schur, the creator of Clamato and Cran-Apple juice, has died at 92. [NYT]

• At a party to celebrate Frank Bruni’s time as a critic, Tom Colicchio argued that the Times should adopt half-stars. [Mouthing Off/Food & Wine]

• Roberto Deaico, formerly of the Rainbow Room, is the new chef at Armani Ristorante. [Zagat Buzz]

• The East Village outpost of Motorino will feature a wine list by master sommelier Fred Dexheimer. [Eater]

• A Chicago doctor is offering flu shots at wine tastings to ease the fears of anxious patients. [Chicago Tribune]