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McDonald’s Exits Iceland; Brooklyn Brewery Gets an Assist From the State

• McDonald's is closing all of its Iceland stores because the country's financial crisis has made operating there too expensive. [NYT]

• The Brooklyn Brewery recently received $80,000 in state funds to start their Williamsburg expansion. [NYP]

• At new Crown Heights coffee shop the Pulp and the Bean, everything from the produce to the cups comes from Brooklyn. [NYDN]

• Bobby Flay taped a Throwdown episode with the Wafels & Dinges truck yesterday. [Serious Eats NY]

• Heston Blumenthal will not face any legal action over the poor hygiene that sickened over 500 diners at the Fat Duck last year. [Telegraph UK]

• Gordon Ramsay and his chief financial officer have parted ways. [Daily Mail UK]

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