Espadas Accused of Spending $60K on Sushi and Lobster; 30 to 50 Percent of World's Food Wasted

One of the most heinous allegations against former state senate majority leader Pedro Espada Jr. and his son, whom the Feds are accusing of bilking half a million from a Bronx health clinic, is that they spent $60K on sushi and lobster. Regulars at Nobu and Masa? [NYP]

We're not just saying this because it's almost St. Patrick's Day: Irish whiskey is making a comeback. Think of it as something along the lines of small-batch American bourbon. [Food Republic]

Nightclub W.I.P. hosted a burlesque show by Katrina Darling, a distant cousin of Kate Middleton. This definitely trumps Pippa Middleton's arse. [NYP]

Mon dieu: The French right has caused a furor this week by claiming that most butchers in Paris are selling Halal meat to all customers, Muslim or no, without informing the non-Muslims of this. [Salt/NPR]

Some guilt with your coffee? Around 30 to 50 percent of food in the world goes to waste, with Americans one of the worst culprits, tossing 33 pounds a week per person, on average. [MSNBC]

Kate Upton eating a dripping Carl's Jr. burger might be sexy, but that sandwich is going to lower sperm count, dude. [NYDN]

The owners of Five Napkin Burger and Sushisamba have been tapped to run the eatery at the north end of Union Square Park. Sheesh, 5 Napkin is really edging in down there. [Gothamist]