Consumers Cut Restaurant Spending; a Second Season of Brian Boitano


• Despite the alleged end of the recession, consumers say they plan to spend even less at restaurants in 2010. [NRN]

• A new study suggests that drinking chocolate skim milk regularly can prevent inflammation, just like red wine. [NYT]

What Would Brian Boitano Make has been picked up for a second season. [WWBBD/Twitter via Eat Me Daily]

• A bottle of beer that survived the Hindenburg disaster will be auctioned off this month for an estimated $7,500. [NYP]

• Williamsburg’s Thai restaurants are struggling after Planet Thailand’s shuttering. [Brooklyn Paper]

• The owners of Vong played an active part in getting Wolfgang’s Steakhouse to take over their space. [NYP]