Island Creek Named One of the Country’s Top Oyster Palaces; Stop & Shop Recalls Diseased Cheese


• Still more love for Island Creek Oyster Bar: It’s on USA Today’s list of top places to eat oysters. [USA Today]

• Hope you didn’t make nachos on New Year’s Eve: Stop & Stop has recalled Miller’s shredded cheese, as it might be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. [Enterprise]

• Eight states saw minimum-wage hikes at the beginning of the year, which has some restaurant owners scrambling to figure out how they’ll make payroll. [NRN]

• Something to go with that Viagra? Energy drinks are now being marketed to seniors. [NYDN]

• Attention, Porkslap drinkers, it’s time for an upgrade: Whiskey is now available in cans. [HuffPo]

• Culinary irony: The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine has called out school-food crusader Jamie Oliver for publishing one of the unhealthiest cookbooks of the past year. [NYDN]

• With the news that Charlie Trotter will close his eponymous Chicago restaurant, here’s a look at some of the food trends he helped start, including seasonal eating, the chef’s table, and the offal craze. [Atlantic Wire]