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]