Jets Tight End Becomes a Food Blogger; Food Trucks Worry the End Is Near


• New York Jets tight end Dustin Keller is blogging about food for the New York Times, kicking off with his thoughts on sushi. [Fifth Down/NYT]

• Food-truck proprietors are concerned a proposed new law that revokes their permits after three parking tickets would effectively put New York’s entire food-truck industry out of business. [WSJ]

• Drinking pickle juice is a surprisingly quick remedy for exercise-induced muscle cramps, though science is unsure exactly why it works. [Well/NYT]

• Senator Chuck Schumer wants to introduce national legislation to curb “honey fraud,” by which Chinese honey importers are attempting to bypass U.S. honey-import taxes, hurting the American market. [AP]

• Claiming that servers and bartenders tend to underreport their tip-based income, the IRS has ramped up service-industry audits. [Marketplace/NPR]

• Restaurant analysts are concerned that the low rate of employment among young men is one of the major factors in slowed fast-food sales. [NRN]

• Food-stamp programs in at least 39 states leave applicants waiting weeks or months to receive their aid. [AP]

• Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa has suggested that the best way to clean up the Gulf oil spill is by pouring beer on it, and letting “those microscopic things” consume the oil. [VF]