Tavern on the Green Still Troubled; New Orleans Seafood Is Safe

• Tavern on the Green could be closed for several more months. [Page Six/NYP]

• If she weren’t a movie star, Gwyneth Paltrow would want to be a restaurateur. [Google News]

O’Casey’s is converting its second floor into a job center for unemployed Irish immigrants. [NYDN]

• Despite last week’s oil spill, New Orleans seafood is not tainted. [NYT]

• Once shunned by wine drinkers, plastic corks now account for more than 10 percent of corks on the market. [WSJ]

• Consumers are demanding that popular products, like ketchup, eliminate high-fructose corn syrup, but some scientists say the syrup isn’t any worse for you than sugar. [NYT]

• Now that home bread-baking is more popular, starters, blobs of yeast, flour, and bacteria are the subjects of great fascination. [WSJ]

• Tequila is gaining prominence in the high-end cocktail scene. [NYDN]