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

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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]