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Vendors Wanted in Times Square; Orchard Planted on Randall’s Island

• The Times Square Alliance is seeking vendors to sell food and other goods in the Times Square pedestrian plaza. [Diner's Journal/NYT]

• Volunteers planted New York City's first public orchard on Randall's Island yesterday. [Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance via Gothamist]

• No need to boycott: AriZona iced tea is brewed in New York. [NYDN]

• A waitress at City Island's Lobster Box is suing her manager for sexual harassment, charging that, among other things, he invited her to "turn my shrimp into a lobster." [NYP]

• Famed British chef Heston Blumenthal plans to open a second pub across the street from his Fat Duck [Bloomberg]

• The National Association of Milk Producers is pushing the government to require that all non-cow milks be labeled "imitation milk." [USA Today]

• A federal appeals court dismissed cookbook author Missy Chase Lapine's plagiarism suit against Jessica Seinfeld yesterday. [NYP]

• Some farmers' markets are actually staffed by resellers and farmers aren't happy about it. [WSJ]

• Israeli scientists have developed a milk made out of chickpeas. [YNet]

• In another good sign for the economy, restaurants plan to do more hiring in the second quarter of this year. [NRN]

• Scandinavian restaurants are turning toward their own locavore cuisine and resurrecting old food traditions. [T Magazine]

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