Local Groceries at Duane Reade; PSAs Promote Binge Drinking


• The new Duane Reade in Chelsea sells “locally sourced” groceries. [Gothamist]

• PSAs that present binge drinking as a shameful act may actually increase it, according to a new study. [NYDN]

• José Andrés, Morimoto’s Yoshinori Ishii, and Nandini Mukherjee of the now-shuttered Aamchi Pao are among the recipients of the first-ever Vilcek awards for immigrants in the culinary world. [Diner’s Journal/NYT]

Superdive hopes to open in Vegas and expand in New York. [Eater NY]

• Former waiters are suing both Maggiano’s Little Italy and the Hard Rock Café, charging tipping misconduct. [Boston Herald]

• Thousands of processed foods are being recalled after salmonella was found in hydrolyzed vegetable protein, but FDA officials say the risk of illness is low because the salmonella disappears after cooking. [NYT]

• Mable Hoffman, creator of the best-selling Crockery Cookery, died last month at 88. [WSJ]