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A group of cocktail waitresses are suing 1 Oak, alleging wage violations. [NYP]

The "typical" American eater is a thing of the past. [NRN]

The maker of Lay's and Cheetos is developing a "designer salt" with crystals shaped in a way that will allow consumers to ingest less sodium. [WSJ]

Vanderbilt Avenue in Prospect Heights is the hot new food and booze destination. [NYP]

China is producing more high-end wines than ever, but clear labeling is still a major problem. [WSJ]

An urban-planning professor hopes to open a farm beneath a pedestrian bridge in Windsor Terrace. [NYDN]

After leaving a McDonald's Happy Meal on a shelf for a full year, a Denver nutritionist was shocked to find that the food did not decompose. [NYP]

The Department of Agriculture will soon begin spot-checking organic produce for illegal traces of pesticide. [NYT]

An anonymous Midwestern public-school teacher is eating school lunch every day and blogging about it. [NYDN]

In an effort to keep hungry animals out of shelters, animal rights organizations are setting up pet food banks. [NYT]