Reinventing the Deli; Wait Times for Food Carts

A new crop of delis, like New York's Mile End and Saul's in Berkeley, focus on delicious, sustainable foods even if they aren't necessarily kosher. [NYT]

The 53rd Street halal cart and Dessert Club, ChikaLicious feature two of the city's longest waits for food. [NYP]

Greg Majors is the new wine director at Cru following Robert Bohr's departure to focus on his private wine consulting business. [Diner's Journal/NYT]

Pink Elephant's Rocco Ancarola is leaving the club to open Rabbit in the Moon, a gastropub on West 8th Street. [NYP]

CNN will soon launch Eatocracy, a food blog. [Kat Kinsman/Twitter via Eater National]

The Alliance for a Healthier New York is staging a soda buyback today: hand in a sugary soft drink and get a voucher for farmers' market fruits and vegetables. [NYDN]

The reissued cookbook Spcialits de la Maison includes recipes from forties-era luminaries like Katharine Hepburn and Helen Keller. [NYT]

Though a dislike for cilantro seems to be genetically based, neurologists suggest it can be overcome. [NYT]

McDonald's board of directors rejected a proposal requiring 5 percent of the company's eggs to be cage-free. [Green Inc./NYT]

Many popular vegetarian products, like Boca burgers, contain trace amounts of an air pollutant called hexane. [Gothamist]

Starbucks plans to enter the Indian market soon. [NYDN]

China Fun deliveryman Yang Yu Bao sings opera while making deliveries. [NYDN]

Wal-Mart's food prices are up 2.3 percent since February. [NYP]