Obama Visits Craftsteak; Free Matches Still Popular


• President Obama was spotted at Craftsteak yesterday afternoon. [Eater NY]

• Bans on smoking in restaurants have done little to quash the popularity of free boxes of matches at eateries’ doors. [NYT]

• The FDA will begin cracking down on food labels that mislead customers about the product’s health benefits. [WSJ]

• Though restaurants have been discounting entrées during the recession, they’ve quietly raised dessert and drink prices. [Boston Globe]

Food & Wine is the latest media organization to launch a wine club. [Eater NY]

• Bay Ridge’s beloved Robicelli’s Gourmet Market is closing so that the owners can focus on their wholesale cupcake business. [Brooklyn Paper]