Alton Brown Disses Sandra Lee; Chili’s Wants Its Customers Back


• Alton Brown dissed several of his Food Network co-stars in a recent radio interview. On Sandra Lee: “semi-sane … semi-out of her mind.” [Food Network Humor]

• Chili’s is revamping some of its most popular menu items (like the ribs and burgers) and bringing back its late-nineties “I want my baby back” jingle. [WSJ]

• The Center for Consumer Freedom, a “consumer advocacy” group run by several food corporations, is launching an ad campaign comparing New York City government to Big Brother for its health legislation. [Gothamist]

• The current wine surplus means better prices for consumers. [NYDN]

• Chick-fil-A has been crowned America’s best drive-through by QSR Magazine. [PR Newswire]

• Joe Bastianich and Always Hungry blogger Jeff Zalaznick have launched Dine Private, a sort of OpenTable for private dining rooms. [Eater]

• East Village fried-chicken spot Birdies is leaving New York for the South. [Eater]