Weekend Holidays Good for Restaurants; Bar Boulud London Coming in May


• Restaurants are expecting good business over Valentine’s Day and President’s Day. [Crain’s]

• The London outpost of Bar Boulud is slated to open on May 15. [Bloomberg]

• The owner of Montauk’s Deep Hollow Ranch was arrested in Florida for eating a package of raw beef while shopping in a supermarket. [Curbed Hamptons]

• Newly crowned Miss America Caressa Cameron is the spokesperson for IHOP’s National Pancake Day. [NRN]

• The Chinese government is conducting a ten-day emergency inspection of dairy products after learning that melamine-tainted foods from 2008 are still on the market. [NYT]

• School-lunch advocates are unhappy about the modest $1 billion increase (which must be split with WIC) in funding in Obama’s budget. [Diner’s Journal/NYT]