Movie Popcorn Calorie Counts; Almost Half of Americans Will Be Obese in Ten Years


• The Center for Science in the Public Interest has found that a medium popcorn and soda at some movie-theater chains has as many calories as three burgers from McDonald’s. [Reuters]

• New data suggests that 43 percent of Americans will be obese by 2018. [NYDN]

• Soldiers in the Moldovan army are eating extra onions and garlic to ward off swine flu. [NYT]

• Police shut down a “hipster drug den” being run out of the former home of the Laila Lounge on Wednesday. [Brooklyn Paper]

• “Performance dining,” fixed-price dinners accompanied by acts like sword swallowing and burlesque, is on the rise in Europe. [WSJ]

• A planned highway could threaten the Mosel, Germany’s oldest wine-growing region. [WSJ]

• The New York Philharmonic will begin hosting post-concert dinners cooked by chefs like Alain Ducasse and Jean-Georges Vongerichten. [Reuters]

• Anita Lo’s Annisa, closed owing to a fire earlier this year, will not reopen until next year. [Fork in the Road/VV]

• The Wright, a new restaurant, will open in the Guggenheim. [Diner’s Journal/NYT]