Booze Gets Cheaper at Chains; Michelle Obama Heads to Sesame Street


In an effort to entice customers, chain restaurants are lowering prices on alcoholic beverages and risking some of their most profitable sales in the process. [WSJ]

Michelle Obama will appear on Sesame Street to promote gardening. [Reuters]

Queens's MS137 is one of very few New York City public schools to do its own cooking. [NYT]

Old-school bakery Les Desirs Patisserie is slated to be evicted in order to make room for a Sullivan Street Bakery branch. [Vanishing New York]

The Jane Hotel claims that the majority of allegations against them are false. [NYP]

Alice Waters has received the California Prize for Service in the Common Good. [Serious Eats]

Following the lead of the New York Times, Zagat is launching a wine club. [Zagat Buzz]

Brooklyn's first kosher-hot-dog-eating contest is scheduled for October 25. [NYP]