Does Trucks’ Departure Spell Tavern on the Green Revival?; Outback Steakhouse Founder Launches Chicken Concept

• The trucks are out at Tavern on the Green when their lease expires October 15; the city wants to make way for a “major capital project.” Could the restaurant see a revival? [Crain’s]

• Since you were dying to know, the pregnant Beyoncé is craving French fries. [Today/MSNBC]

• With diners more open to “ethnic” food and more interested in health, Mediterranean cuisine is having a moment. [NRN]

• Farmland costs are up, and that, coupled with the difficulty of getting loans, makes it really hard for young farmers to get started. [NPR]

• Bloggers have changed food reviewing by evaluating early, by being more positive than critics, and by celebrating the low as well as the high, opines this blogger. [Will Write for Food]

• Outback Steakhouse’s founder is switching protein sources to offer a quick-service chicken concept; the first location will be in Tampa. [NRN]